Tuesday, March 12, 2013

gilding toleware sconces

Since I had the Rub N Buff out to lighten the dark hardware of the buffet I painted last weekend, I thought I would finally gold leaf the set of my Nana's Italian toleware sconces that used to be in her yellow kitchen.

 I placed some of my striped Anna candles in them. Looks so pretty, adds a feminine touch to the family room, decorating narrow walls on each side of a set of three large windows. Also compliments gold leaf frames on other walls in the same space. Had to peel off the segmented wax drips after seeing this shot. I might add some dark wax to add dimension and patina to the sconces. What do you think?


  1. What treasured pieces, Cindy. They're beautiful and so unique! Do you ever have trouble with R 'n B, sometimes it almost dries to quickly for me, and leaves heavy streaks, if you have any tips let me know! :)

  2. So charming, Cindy! Reminds me of the ones I have here in the shop. We just came home, and sooooo delighted to have the longer days. Are any of your bulbs blooming? My crocuses and snowdrops are putting on quite a show. After greeting Panda and Mocha, I ran out to survey the garden :)


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