Yes, the coffee table that I flubbed up with crackle is my new work station :) I can't mess it up any worse than it already is!
I liked this candle holder because it isn't huge. And, it is wood. It is beat up a bit, but it is still solid. It is for tea lights and at the time of purchase, I remembered that 4 years ago, when we got married, we got a huge box of Yankee tea lights that were crammed in a closet.
I envisioned it looking like a piece of driftwood so I first gave it a good base coat of Behr Gobi Desert from my fantastic swag bag from the trip.
I did this one night in the bonus room/office/room above the garage, so the lighting isn't great in some of the pics.
I gave it two fairly light coats. Mainly because I'm impatient and wanted it to dry quickly! :) Then, I drug out my three bottles of paint and started dry brushing.
I ended up only dry brushing on the darkest brown I have. At first, I was just barely putting any on it. Then, I realized that it needed it to be a bit heavier or it was just going to look dirty. I like how the wood grain is just starting showing through.
Then, once I had it dry brushed to my liking, I went in search of that 'huge box of tea lights". It was a huge box. Key word here: was. But apparently I have been burning them here and there over the past four years and forgot.... there were two left, ha!
I'm not sure where this is going to go, but I am happy with the final look and it is neutral enough that is can go in several places around the house. It is another of those pieces that the camera can't really make it look as good as it is. This isn't the best picture, but the colors are richer in real life.
Not bad for $1.99!