Updated Candlesticks

March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days!! Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Happy Saturday, Friends!! We are 12 days into this March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days Series, and it’s about time for a quick one! Is that okay with ya’ll?

Today I’m sharing a trio of candlesticks that I found at a yard sale for $8.

Here they are as I found them:

Candelsticks before

They looked like really nice quality candlesticks so I just couldn’t pass them up. She was asking $10 and I offered $6, we settled on $8.

A coat of paint made them all new and pretty again!

Candlesticks updated with chalk paint from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I love you, paint.

Now I know this is just a simple paint job, but I wanted to share because while it would have been really easy to use spray paint and call it a day, I used chalk paint instead. Chalk paint has a texture I love that you just don’t get with spray paint. This is a mix of Behr’s Cottage White and Pure White.

Chalk paint adds a texture that you just can't get with spray paint.

I sanded with 220 grit sandpaper and waxed like normal.

While I do use spray paint here and there, it goes on very thin and doesn’t really have any dimension to it at all, which is desired for some projects, but not for one with all these curvy details.

Candlesticks updated with chalk paint from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Looks like a whole new set now, doesn’t it? And you can’t beat the price.

Candlesticks updated with chalk paint from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Where else can you buy a set of pretty candlesticks for only $8? The candles came with them as well…bonus!

Candlesticks updated with chalk paint from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I can’t wait for yard sale season!!

Candlesticks updated with chalk paint from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

This would be a great way to unify a few odd candlesticks to create a set as well. I might just go digging around and see if I can do just that!

If you missed any of the makeovers in this fun series so far, you can get caught up here:

March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days from Confession of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 1. DIY Tray from an Old Picture   2. Mini Shelf Makeover   3. Patterned Sofa Table  4. Antique Mirror Repurposed  5. Oval Rosette Mirror

6. Wooden Tote Redo   7. $5 Yard Sale Dresser Redo  8. DIY Jewelry Storage   9. The Perfect Necklace Holder  10. Spring Bird Nest Wreath  11. Shutter Cabinet Makeover

Have a great day, Friends!

I’ll see ya tomorrow with this little 80’s rockstar…

Clock Cabinet Before

UPDATE: See it HERE now!

XOXO,

Signature

Don’t Miss a Thing!

If you like what you see, there are several ways to follow along!

Email * Facebook * Pinterest * Hometalk * Twitter * Instagram

My-Project-Gallery-2

I love to share at these great parties:

 The Happy Housie Design Dining and Diapers Liz Marie Blog Funky Junk Interiors Savvy Southern Style Tatertots and Jello DIY Show Off  Between Naps on the Porch  Just a Girl and Her Blog Sand and Sisal Interior Frugalista

More Posts You Might Like:

Never miss a thrifty makeover! Receive my new posts right to your inbox!

* indicates required

Comments

  1. Maggie M says:

    I have a bunch of different brass candle sticks; wonder if this technique would work on brass? You’re so crafty:)

  2. Love everything! Finding treasures and making them fresh and new is so much fun! You still inspire me!

  3. What a completely new look, a white color on almost anything just changes it from drab to fab, love them and chalk paint. Another great D I Y :)) have a great weekend Christy!

  4. These candle holders look great in white.

  5. They look gorgeous!!!xoxo

  6. Love them! I just picked up some nice candlesticks today at a yard sale! Thanks for the idea!

  7. I’m confused as to exactly how u redid these candle candle sticks. Do u ever post step by step directions?

1K Shares
Pin1K
Share3
Stumble
Tweet
+1
Share