Hey everyone! Today I am sharing a tutorial on before and after painted candle holders!
Upcycling at its finest!
Do me a favor…find that box of old candle holders in your basement or the back of your closet.
I know they weren’t exactly your style, but they were given as a gift and you really would feel bad if you took them to Goodwill or gave them to a charity.
I have the perfect solution! A simple and thrifty way to transform them into your new favorite color and style.
Whether you like soft neutral colors or love to have a few pops of color in your home. You can transform those candle holders into something you cherish!
Are you still with me?
Can you believe these were transformed in just a few easy steps?
This is what they looked like before.
If you do not have any candle holders around the house, it is very easy to find them at your local thift store. They come in all different sizes, shapes, and materials. These two happen to be wood, but I have painted resin ones as well.
I really think you are going to like this paint, DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish paint and creme wax. You can find it easily at your local craft store and Home Depot. The paint is on the thicker side, which I like because it didn’t take a whole lot to get good coverage.
The colors I used for this project were: Yesteryear, Serene, and Vintage. These colors are soft and beachy. Of course, if you are not the soft and beachy kinda person, Americana Chalky Finish does come in a variety of colors for you to choose from.
- Pretty simple, paint your piece. If you are trying to cover a glossy finish, then I would definitely go over it with a sanding block, but this paint adheres well and I have not had any problems when using it.
- Once the coats are dry then you can decide to sand the piece for a distressed look or just lightly burnish with a fine sanding block to create a smooth finish.
- Apply your creme wax. I use a small brush when applying. The wax is the consistency of a thin paste and goes on very easy.
I really like layering the paint colors as well. If you are planning on distressing them to look aged, then apply one color and then once dry apply another. You can be as subtle or as bold as you like. Then, when you distress, the base coat will show through accenting the piece.
What do you think? Easy to tackle in a few hours? I know you can create your own before and after painted candle holders! Go for it.
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