$2.00 yard sale candlesticks makeover

$2 yard sale candlestick makeover

Remember those candlesticks I picked up a few weeks back at a yard sale for $2.00?  I finally got them painted and redone. 

This is what I was starting with… wood multi-colored candlesticks

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First I spray painted them with Rustoleum gloss white spray paint.

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But I was wanting them to have more of a weathered/antiqued look… like I found them in a pile of furniture in an old barn.   So I distressed them a bit with some sandpaper.  I figure they are going to get all chipped up anyway as much as I tote my décor around to decorate for various functions, so I might as well make them that way to begin with!

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I mixed a little bit of poly with a little bit of Special Walnut stain to create a sort of glaze effect. 

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And brushed it on the candlesticks with a cheap foam brush.  Making sure to get in all the cracks and crevices and designs. 

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Then I immediately wiped it off with paper towels.  The candlestick on the left has been glazed and the candlestick on the right is unglazed.  The stain/glaze just takes a bit of the bright white away and gives it more of an antiqued finish.

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Here’s the entire set all finished!

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I love them!  And definitely worth the $2.00 I paid for them, Smile

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Hoping to check out some yard sales this weekend – have missed several weeks due to bad weather and other plans so I am having a bit of yard sale withdrawal and it is raining today Sad smile

How about you?  Any fun yard sale finds recently?  Or maybe a recent find you did a makeover on?

Comments

  1. Cheryl MacKay says:

    Fantastic!!! I love them! what a huge difference. I am hoping to get to some yard sales as well. But the weather has been nasty and cold. THis weekend is Easter – so no yard-saling. Can NOT wait to get going.

  2. Wow I love those! So thrifty,so cute!
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  3. So much prettier now. 🙂
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  4. They turned out really great!

  5. When I first saw the candlesticks, I thought why would she want to redo them. They are so pretty. THEN I saw the after. So much better!

  6. Sherri S. says:

    Definately worth the $2- They look GREAT!!

    Hope your Easter is extra BLESSED..

    ~Sherri

  7. Love what you did to the three candlesticks, I’ve been looking for some too! I’ve been to one estate sale which wasn’t very good but I did buy a picture frame and one piece of Tupperware:)

  8. Love how the candlesticks turned out – they look great!! Thanks for sharing the step-by-step process. Hope you and your family have a blessed Easter!
    Lanita

  9. Beyond beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing!

  10. Wow, I love your candlestick makeover!! They look amazing now. I love how the glaze adds so much character..

  11. Very nice! I can’t wait til I can go junking again – been laid low. But projects like this inspire me and make me want to start one of my own!

  12. I LOVE the way these candlesticks turned out, and believe it or not…..I actually have this same set!!!! I am looking forward to painting mine, I just hope they come out as great as yours!

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