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How to create a marble paint effect

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DIY: Faux marble candle holders

How to marble a candle stick

A marble finish always looks elegant whichever form it takes, from kitchen islands to smaller ornaments such as candle holders. Painting your own marbled effect has become a hot trend of late, and the good news is that it’s so easy to create.

You will need: Wooden candle holders, Resene testpot in Resene Bianca, Resene Lusta-Glo in Resene Steam Roller, plastic tub, paint brushes.

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Step by step instructions

Step 1
Step one
Paint the candlesticks with a basecoat of Resene Bianca.
Step 2
Step two
Taking the plastic tub, fill with water high enough to dip the candlesticks in.
Step 3
Step three
Dip the paint brush into Resene Steam Roller and then touch it to the surface of the water in the tub. Because Resene Lusta-Glo is oil-based, the paint will disperse in the water.
Step 4
Step four
Gently dip the candlesticks onto the surface of the water, and then into the water. Turn them slowly until they’re completely covered in the marble-like effect.
Step 5
Step five
Bring out of the water and place onto a towel or cardboard to dry overnight.
Step 6
Step six
Fill with candles and decorate your dinner table, mantelpiece or windowsill with these elegant candle holders.

Styling/Project by Leigh Stockton


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