I purchased a pair of these candlesticks from Restoration Hardware maybe 8 to 10 years ago. Last week I decided to paint them. I had been putting off the project because one was wobbly in a joint and didn't stand up straight but I finally got my husband to fix it.
On the right you can see my first base coat of Annie Sloan chalk paint in beige. For the second coat, I used Annie Sloan chalk paint in Paris Grey dabbed on with a natural sea sponge moistened in water and then mixed in a darker grey by using Artisan water soluable oil paint in Payne's Grey. I applied it lightly so the base coat would show through.
On the right is the next step which is to sponge on with a water dampened natural sea foam sponge a little bit of Amy Howard brown stain. The Payne's Grey paint looked blue so I wanted to knock that down a bit to look more aged and grey.