Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Chippy Change

 Recently I gave a candle stand/pedestal a bit of a shabby, chippy white up-do.


This is what it looked like to begin with. Kinda ugly, huh?


I gave it a couple of coats of gesso.  Since gesso is water soluble, I used a wet toothbrush to sand off the edges of the gesso to allow the old finish to show through, giving it that chippy aged look.

  
All it needs is a candle, or perhaps it will find it's way into a cloche!



It's a quick, easy-peasy change for a completely different look, and ready for a tablescape!

...Until next time, Honey

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53 comments:

  1. Brilliant transformation Honey. Perfect for a cloche.

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  2. That's so pretty Honey! I love the chippy change. Enjoy your evening, Gail

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  3. I like it honey! The gesso makeover really make a difference!

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  4. I love it all white and chippy. It's perfect!

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  5. Love how that turned out.. the power of paint.
    Bristol

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  6. Love the change!! Chippy white always makes me smile! Hugs, Linda

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  7. Honey, I have never used gesso with no paint, and I have some. Great idea!

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  8. Love all that chippy goodness! Great job Honey!

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  9. OOOOH I am love with this!! Love the texture of the carving and of course all the white goodness! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share this idea with us and enter my giveaway too.
    Karin

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  10. Chippy white is always good, Honey, and this will be a wonderful cloche base. Hugs, Sue

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  11. What a great transformation, Honey!! The details are fabulous!

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  12. Love it Honey...You chipped it up just right!
    Lezlee

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  13. What a beautiful pedestal. It is chippy and white and full of interest! I always forget about gesso!
    Please stop by StoneGable and join TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS. Your great dyi pedestal will be a welcomed additon! Linky goes live Wednesday at 8:00pm.

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  14. What a great chippy little candle holder. Love it ~ it's perfect ;-)

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  15. Love it. It looks fantastic with that chippy look.

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  16. Thanks for sharing at my party, and for sharing the idea of using a toothbrush to remove some paint.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  17. wow, that's super gorgeous, love the look, and it DOES look old!!

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  18. Great look. So inspirational.

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  19. This turned out so great! I've been dying to try gesso - I must do that soon!

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  20. Wow, what a remarkable transformation. From ugly to gorgeous! Great job! Susan

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  21. Don't you love when you find something that you can make into a beautiful white chippy treasure:-)

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  22. That is a huge difference, it looks so much better now. Using the toothbrush for distressing is a great tip.

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  23. What a beautiful new look! I can't believe the difference some paint and distressing has given this.
    Very nice, my friend!
    Blessings,
    Carolynn

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  24. beautiful! tfs the gesso technique--love it!

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  25. This came out gorgeous. I didn't know you could brush the gesso back like that with a wet toothbrush. Thanks for the tip.

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  26. Fantastic change. I love it!!!!

    Cynthia

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  27. soooo much better!!!!
    glad you liked your goodies!

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  28. It is wonderful and you did a great job....thanks for the info!
    Nancy
    http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  29. yes, you are right, it was ugly? You made it a thing of beauty!

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  30. Chippy and white is what I love most. beautiful transformation. so shabby and chic!
    rita

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  31. Yes, yes, yes. I love seeing the "old" look peeking out, too. Lovely, Honey.
    -Revi

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  32. It turned out beautifully and may I add it's the perfect thing to add to the hop tomorrow xo

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  33. Love it! It turned out wonderful and eye catching!

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  34. Wow, I love it! I don't know what Gesso is but I like how it transformed your piece! Brilliant idea with the toothbrush!

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  35. Love this, Honey! Thanks so much for sharing with us how you achieved such a classy, chippy look. I saw your post over at Stone Gable blog party.

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  36. I've never used gesso before, but I'd sure like to after seeing your pretty candle stand--what a lovely transformation. Thank you for stopping by my blog today for a visit--I appreciate it, Honey!

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  37. So chippy and beautiful. Love it. Wonderful job.
    Rebecca

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  38. Love , love it. I like the look of gesso for this project. Have a great holiday. Ginger

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  39. I am a new follower of your wonderful blog! I adore the chippy effect you got using the gesso. I've never tried this technique, but will on my next project! I plan on linking up to your parties. It looks like my kind of Link up! Love your style; Honey. I look forward to thoroughly going all through your lovely blog. I don't know how I stumbled upon it, just blog hopping, you know the usual way....Best of luck and enjoy the Labor Day weekend!xx Pam

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  40. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop linky party. Sorry I'm a bit slow getting back here to say thank you xo

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  41. Very cool! What a cool way to hide any imperfections in the original finish as well! :)

    Mindy @ New Equus - A New Creation

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