Sunday, April 14, 2013

Layered Chandy

I have another layered technique to share with you.  I was asked to paint a brass chandelier off-white with a little gray thrown in.  This was the outcome:

I started with this:

First I painted on a couple of layers of home-made chalk paint in off-white.  Be sure to apply it kind of messy:

Then I started randomly applying several different colors of gray:

From there I just kept applying the off-white and different grays until I had applied several layers.  Then I did a little sanding and little dry brushing here and there.  Here are several close-ups to help you get a better idea of the final look:

Now the client has a nice off-white "aged" chandy for her beach house. 

Partying with:


  1. I had no idea you could paint over brass! This makes me think of new possibilities . . .

  2. How about a brass monkey?

  3. Looks great Debbie! I have a chandy waiting for me to paint it...might just be a copy cat:) Come over and share it at my party.


  4. what a great job, and you make it look so easy!

  5. This is so fabulous!!! I can tell you I'll be trying it as soon as I can get my hands on a chandy! Thank you for did an amazing job!

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