Like it or not, the most romantic day of the year is approaching! With just a few short days left before Valentine’s Day arrives, why not add a little romantic touch to spark up some romance at home? In my opinion, there’s nothing more romantic than a little candle light…just add some Norah Jones and a bottle of wine and now we’re really talking 😉 Hint, Hint to all the men out there that say they’re not the “mushy” type…it doesn’t take that much!
Today’s DIY will help you create that subtle Valentine’s ambiance in your home on a dime…you’ll even have a chance to win a special something for yourself too 😉
DIY Faux Antique Glass [Valentines DIY]
Grab some basic glass pieces, I picked up two round votives and two glass candle sticks from my local dollar store for under five dollars.
Next, apply a messy coat (yes, I said messy, this paint job should not look perfect since we are aiming for the antique look) of gold metallic paint. I used Americana Gloss Enamels Paint in Glorious Gold. Americana Paints are should be available at your local craft store.
Once the gold paint has dried, apply a very light, messy coat of silver metallic paint over it. Don’t cover all of the gold, try to leave some gold spots showing. For this step, I used Americana’s Silver Sage Metallic paint.
Once the silver coat has dried, use steel wool to rough up the painted surface on the glass. Allow some of the clear glass to peak through, make for a beautiful effect once you have candles lit inside the votives.
Once you get the glass looking nice and old & scratchy, it’s time to add the candles! Light em’ up, dim the lights and crack open a bottle of wine…bring on the romance!
Now it’s my turn to share a little love with all of you! In honor of the most romantic day of the year, our good friends at Deco Art offered up this fabulous Valentine’s Day paint package! Just in time to create some romantic V-day crafts!
Enter to win this wonderful package!
1. Leave a comment below telling us your favorite part about Valentine’s Day.
A winner will randomly be selected announced tomorrow, so stay tuned!
The winner has been selected! Congratulations to Samantha Ellis of Petersburg, VA! You will receive this fabulous Valentine’s Day paint package from Americana Paints!