Upcycled Wooden Candlesticks

Hi everyone! It’s Tammy from Rustic Orchard Home! Refreshing home décor pieces you already have around your home is a great way to save money!  Today, I have an Upcycled Wooden Candlesticks tutorial that is sure to get your creative juices flowing.  You’ll see how a few coats of paint can really change the look of something that may have otherwise been thrown away or donated.  Let’s get started!

Materials List:

How To:

Step 1:

First, begin by making sure the décor you will be upcycling is clean.  If you paint on top of dirt, your paint will not stick!  This can be done with a damp cloth or, if the items are extra dirty, you can use a product like Dixie Belle’s White Lightning Cleaner.

Once your décor is clean and dry, you can start painting.

Step 2:

Next, I used Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint in the color Cotton and an Oval Small sized paint brush, also from Dixie Belle. As I was painting, I made sure not to get paint in all of the nooks and crannies of the candlesticks. If you want a less distressed, or rustic look, simply do a better job at making sure the entire surface is covered with paint.

I ended up applying two coats of Cotton on both of my pieces of décor.

Step 3:

Once the paint is dry, it’s time to sand.  Since these pieces were already brown, I lightly sanded down the high points to create a distressed look.

To read the rest of this charming tutorial, head on over to Rustic Orchard Home here!


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