We recently spotted Sharon from Pica Pica Home‘s fantastic transformation of some glass candle holders on Twitter and so we wanted to find out more about what inspired the project and how she did it. Sharon says…
“Upcycling, reuse, rework, revamp, whatever you prefer to call it is something I love to do. It’s addictive. I’m an addict!
Most people have unloved pieces in their home that are usually busy doing their job, practical but not pretty. That’s where upcycling comes in. With the right products it’s easy to transform a piece from woe to wow. You only have to take a look at the Pinty Plus social media pages to gather inspiration.
With the nights drawing in I love a little candlelight in the home, dancing, flickering flames adding a glow of warmth. I had a collection of mis matched cut glass candle holders. Tired and dated they were begging for a bit of excitement. I had spotted Cheryl Lumley, All Round Creative Junkie’s makeover of some cut glass pieces so immediately knew how to bring them to life. Into the sink they went for a good clean and too remove any wax residue.
Armed with Pinty Plus Evolution spray paint in Matt Black it was a trip to the dark side for these candle holders. It’s a quick drying flexible acrylic paint providing an fabulous protection with a smooth uniform finish, even when in the hands of a complete spray paint novice, I promise!
This was such a simple and easy process. I choose to spray in thin, even coats which is easily achieved with this paint, it’s so user friendly. The first coat went on a dream and is touch dry really quickly. I left it to completely harden for an hour. A chance to grab a coffee and put your feet up but you can repaint in as little as 5 minutes. I then touched up with the second coat working from top to bottom and again left to dry. That was it! Simple!
Grouped together the Black adds drama and the varying heights create interest. A truly simple way to make cut glass modern and fresh. A truly easy product to use with maximum results.”
Thank you Sharon for your inspiring project and for talking us through your process!