Update a collection of old candlestick holders with gold leaf to create a beautiful holiday centerpiece.Janell Beals, Isabella & Max Rooms
Find a collection of old or worn candlestick holders and collect needed supplies.
Lightly sand candlestick holder surfaces to remove any existing finish.
Wipe away dust with tack cloth.
Brush all surfaces with gold-leaf liquid adhesive. Let set approximately 30 minutes until tacky.
Lay sheets of gold leaf over candlestick surfaces and press into place with foam brush. Repeat until entire surface is covered.
Brush away loose particles with foam brush.
Brush on layer of gold-leaf sealer. Let dry 30 minutes.
Brush on layer of gold-leaf antiquing finish.
Rub antiquing finish into cracks and ridges. Wipe away any excess with rag.