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!
- Wooden Candlesticks or other décor for upcycling
- White Lightning Cleaner
- Cotton Chalk Mineral Paint
- Satin Clear Coat
- Sand Paper or Sanding Sponge
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.
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.
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!