A couple of weeks back I bought a pair of miniature brass candlesticks on Ebay (at 99p who could resist!) with the intention of spray painting them after being inspired by these - gorgeous, I know! But I had not realised the cost of spray paint - and at a little over £12 for two cans I could not justify the expense.
Then I remembered I had some beautiful decopatch papers and glue in the cupboard from a previous project and wondered whether it would work on metal - and the answer is yes! It worked wonderfully well!
Here is what the candlesticks looked like before their makeover - pretty but brass is not my thing
and here they are in all their pink beautifulness!
(sorry about the quality - taken on my phone due to a poorly camera, time for a new one)
They have turned out better than I thought they would and probably better than if I had painted them - so will now be on the lookout for more to add to the collection.
For those of you who have not come across decopatch all it is is gorgeous specialist tissue papers which you tear into small pieces and glue on with decopatch glossy glue. Really fun and easy to do and it works on most thing from wood to plastic to metal.
I will leave you with so stunning red roses that I bought my mum to say thank you for the bookcase. They were such an amazing red colour (mums favourite!)
Enjoy the end of your week!