I think its always nice to find a easy DIY craft project that is easy to do, and makes a big impact. These DIY candlesticks with chalkpaint for your farmhouse decor will do just the trick.
I have to tell you a little secret though….my candlesticks weren’t actually from the thrift store. Well… they were on their way. My moms friend was headed to the donation center with a bag full of old brass candlesticks when she thought of me! One call later and they were in my possession.
Honestly, I did not know what I was going to do with a bag full of brass candlesticks, but I knew I had to have them! I went through them one by one, searching a bit on the internet to make sure they weren’t of any value, and by chance I have a few that are! So, I kept those babies in a safe space.
I knew I could use some of these candlesticks for a craft project, easy DIY project, or simply as some DIY home decor.
Until recently when I hooked up with some amazing bloggers to do a thrift store decor upcycle challenge. I knew I could use these candlesticks for it. They were going to become some lovely farmhouse decor.
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
Meet the Hosts
Amanda | The Kolb Corner Erlene | My Pinterventures Kim | Made in a Day
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles Pili | Sweet Things
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Marie | DIY Adulation
Chelsea | The Johnsons Plus Dog Jes | My DIY Envy Ann | Duct Tape and Denim
Molly | Just a Little Creativity Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods Kimm | Reinvented
Kim | Farmhouse Made Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled Sara | Twelve on Main
Chelc | Inside the Fox Den Sue | A Purdy Little House Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Sherry | Savvy Apron Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod Lora | Craftivity Designs
Ali | Home Crafts By Ali Denise | My Thrifty House Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek
Toni | Small Home Soul Jeanie | Create & Babble Michelle | Michelle James Designs
I decided to create some DIY farmhouse decor with chalkpaint candlesticks:
There were a few candlesticks that were a bit beat up, had some bent edges and needed a little love, so I knew I could do something with them and make them serve a purpose in my home.
I love candlesticks but these brass candlesticks just didn’t go with my home decor, so I decided to do a quick DIY project that literally took 10 minutes to do! I wanted to create a weathered looking set of candlesticks that were more subdued. It was time I made a plan.
Here is what I used to make my chalkpaint candlesticks for my farmhouse decor:
It was simple really. This was an easy craft project.
Make sure to grab some newspaper to protect your surface. You’ve got to be prepared when planning a home project.
I applied a little bit of grey chalk paint to my chalk brush. Just a little bit at a time. You want to use a dry brush technique. It will give these rustic candle stick holders a more realistic look.
Paint on a thin coat onto the brass candlesticks. I wanted a little bit of the brass to show through, so you don’t actually need to cover the candlestick completely.
Once the chalkpaint is dry on the candlestick, it’s time to rub on some dark wax.
This is really simple. All you need to do is take a paper towel and apply some wax to the paper towel. Then just take the towel and rub the wax all around the candlestick.
This step is what creates the farmhouse decor look.
Give it a good rub down, and you are done!
Make sure not to apply too much wax. A small amount will go a long ways.
See, it was that simple. Simple projects such as these DIY farmhouse candlesticks with chalkpaint are a wonderful way to add character to your home. I love the softened look that the farmhouse candlesticks have. The color is perfect and it was such an easy home project.
So, if you are looking for ideas for projects around your house, maybe next time you are at a thrift store, keep your eyes out for some discarded candlesticks. You can completely change the look of them with just a few simple steps.
I made this fun little video about how I created these DIY farmhouse candlesticks with chalkpaint. I hope you’ll check it out!
And that is one more easy DIY project in the books! I am obsessed with creating simple DIY projects these days that will take you less than 10 minutes. Because honestly, who has time for that!
I decided to pair these DIY farmhouse candlesticks with my easy farmhouse style books.
Aren’t they pretty?
I love love love them!
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