You can imagine how excited I was when I found these wall sconces for $1 a piece! Never mind that they were made of some sort of resin and had that awful brown/black-flecked look, I couldn't pass them up. Visions of painted sconces were already dancing in my head.
The sad brown and gray wall sconces.
I painted them with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White. Mostly because this meant that I wouldn't have to prime them and also I was painting a dresser at the same time in the same color so it was just too easy to slap some paint on these sconces while I had all of the supplies available.
After the coat of Old White I lightly hit the edges with some gold leaf paint I had on hand, distressed them with sandpaper and then hit them with a light touch of Annie Sloan dark wax.
Basically it was a complete experiment for me but I figured there was no way I could go wrong on trying different things on my $1 sconces!
I'd say that is quite an improvement, wouldn't you? And all for $2! That makes this Cheap Mama a very happy Cheap Mama indeed.