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
First I spray painted them with Rustoleum gloss white spray paint.
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!
I mixed a little bit of poly with a little bit of Special Walnut stain to create a sort of glaze effect.
And brushed it on the candlesticks with a cheap foam brush. Making sure to get in all the cracks and crevices and designs.
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.
Here’s the entire set all finished!
I love them! And definitely worth the $2.00 I paid for them,
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 .
How about you? Any fun yard sale finds recently? Or maybe a recent find you did a makeover on?