Creating a Vintage Tin Wall Art Candle Votive is an easy, fun, and affordable project. While it is not difficult, you need to pay attention to the small details for a professional look. This Vintage Tin Wall Art Candle Votive projects should cost you about $100 depending on what materials you already have.
To Make a Vintage Tin Wall Inspired Art Candle Votive You Will Need:
Metal Candle Sconces
2 Large Picture Hooks
2″ Finishing Nails
Embossed wallpaper is the key to this entire Vintage Tin Wall Art Candle Votive project. You can buy a roll of embossed wallpaper at any Home Depot or Lowe’s. They range from $14.99 to $19.99 per roll. It applies just like regular wallpaper, but you can buy it in any many traditional styles that mimic tin ceiling patterns, bead board, and even brick. For this project buy a roll that looks like a tin ceiling pattern.
The next step is to decide how large you want to make your Vintage Tin Wall Art Candle Votive. You can have your MDF cut to size.
Almost any home improvement store will cut wood and MDF; you just need to give them the measurements. Have the MDF cut to about 3 feet tall. You can decide how tall you want your own Vintage Tin Wall Art Candle Votive to be.
While you are at the home improvement store have a your pieces of crown molding cut to the same width as your Vintage Tin Wall Art Candle Votive. It will save you form having to cut it yourself later when you assemble your Vintage Tin Wall Art Candle Votive.
Now, the first thing you need to do is prime the MDF and crown molding. Let these dry.
Once the primer has dried you can apply your embossed wallpaper to the MDF. Work from the inside out if your paper is not the same width as your wall candle votive. This will make sure you end up with an even looking art project.
Allow your wall paper to dry completely and then prime it again.
Attach the crown molding to the edges of the Vintage Tin Wall Art Candle Votive with wood glue. Use 2 inch finishing nails to hold it in place while the glue is drying.
Now, paint the entire Vintage Tin Wall Art Candle Votive out in white paint. You can use any color if you want, but white is nice. I recommend white semi gloss paint so you can easily wipe it down and clean it. This is especially useful if this Vintage Tin Wall Art Candle Votive is going in a kitchen.
Once the entire wall candle votive has dried flip it over on a flat surface face side down. On each side of the board, about four inches in from the side, attach your picture hanging hooks. This is how you wall hang the custom artwork on the wall.
Now, flip the artwork back over. You want to screw in your candle votives onto the front of the apiece. You can place these however you would like. I think three to seven candle votives in a row looks nice. Stick with an odd number for candle votives. This way you can center the main candle votive and work your way out.
Drill your screws into the wall and hang your vintage art candle votive from the hooks.
Here are lots of extra details you can give to this vintage inspired art to make it really unique:
-For ran aged look you can rub wood stain on the finished product. Use a clean white rag to wipe any excess off.
-You can also seal the entire project with a coat of tinted wood wax. This will make your handy work last for years to come.
-For some added shine paint the entire vintage candle votive out in silver paint. Lightly rub it with wood stain to give an aged appearance. This will really make it look like of vintage tin.
-For a rusted look you can purchase on of those faux rust kits in the paint section. You apply a coat of the black paint and then the rusting medium. You could just do this periodically around parts of the Vintage Tin Wall Art Candle Votive to age it.