Fathers & Daughters

Breathing new life into dancing father / daughter  candle holders!

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The Father / daughter theme struck a chord with me this year especially. There’s nothing like the relationship between the pair… It’s a special bond;  unique and fragile.  Then again, so strong, that a girl will chase his love to the end of her rainbow and back again.

Anyway… this pair needs a new look.  On this project, the candle holder and base will remain black.

Painters tape works great for covering / protecting surfaces from spray or hand painting.  It’s also an easy removal afterward.

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Keeping the original black is as much a safety feature as it is an aesthetic.  Burning candles in wrought iron is safe.  However, unless you’re using a fire safe paint (no great color selection there), decorative paints are flammable.

[Assuming  others’ use the pair as candle holders.  Our pretty stuff seems to be in wait for an emergency].

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First pass with the spray can, difficult to see.  Working in direct sunlight is not always optimal, especially with metals.

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Coat 2, temp not bad at all.  Looking pretty 🙂

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The purple is a bit more difficult to see, it’s a nice grape color (more manly)!  After the 3rd coat, I’ll do an even spray of polyurethane to protect the paint.

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So cute!  Decided to touch up the black on the base and hat rim with matching flat black.

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The flat didn’t work for me :(~  So to finish the project, I chose a gloss polyurethane spray on everything but the top of the hat. (Going for a satin trim look).

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Not sure the look was achieved, but they turned out pretty stinkin’ cute, don’t you think?

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And they are done!  Bound for Craig’s list, just in time for Father’s day!  Fathers, hug your daughters…..
Have a great weekend, everyone!
~Yvette

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