This repurposed candlesticks idea will give you the inspiration you need to make old and outdated décor into something you’ll love again!
Today, I have a 1/2 price day buy with each item only costing 50 cents. My initial thought was that if nothing else they would make a great little riser for a tiered tray. As you’ll see in this tutorial, I ended up making a set of repurposed candlesticks out of them.
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Supplies I used for my repurposed candlesticks:
- Old Candlesticks or Other Repurposed Décor
- Coffee Bean Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Clear Coat Dixie Belle
- Slick Stick Dixie Belle
- Gold Gilding Wax Dixie Belle
- Wood U Bend Trim
- Gator Zip Sander
- Titebond Quick & Thick Multi-Surface Glue
These are the three items this project started with. They are short candlestick holders made from a resin-type material.
To prep them for their makeover, I first removed the price stickers and any glue residue with Goo Gone.
Be sure to also remove all of the Goo Gone and any other dirt before moving onto the next step.
At this point, I decided to create a set of two candlesticks from the three.
I stacked two of them together and glued them using E6000, but after gluing there was a visible seam where the two met.
From this point, you could cover the seam by using a product like Dixie Mud to create a concrete look, or you can do what I did and grab some WoodUBend to “camouflage” the seam.
When using WoodUBend, you’ll first need to warm the product up in order to cut it to the length you need.
It’s also best to sand the area of application, giving it some “tooth”, before applying. This will help hold it in place.
Once you’re finished sanding the area, be sure to clean the surface.
Then, use an adhesive like Titebond to glue the WoodUBend in place.
When doing so, simply add a small bead of the adhesive and apply.
To create a cohesive look I added the WoodUBend accent piece to both the double stacked and single candlestick.
At this point, you’ll want to let the WoodUBend accents dry completely. Then, sand both pieces to give the surface some tooth and clean well. This will prep them for paint. If need be, you can also use a paint prep product like Slick Stick before you add your paint.
Once ready, I painted both pieces with the color Coffee Bean from Dixie Belle Chalk Paint.
Once the paint was dry, I added some Gold Gilding Wax just to the WoodUBend accent.
This gave the candlesticks a little something extra!
Finally, I added clear coat to seal all of my work into place.
Here’s a look at the products I used. You can find them all HERE!
You’d never believe these candlesticks were a fifty cent find at the thrift store.
What a great way to give an old décor item new life!
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