Let me show you how I upcycled broken candlesticks into beautiful farmhouse décor! This is a great décor hack that will save you money!
Broken candlestick…. fix or trash? If you know me, I’m going to try to not only fix it – but make it better! These upcycled broken candlesticks were easy to fix, update and add into my home as “new” décor. Let me show you how easy this repurposed DIY was to complete.
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Upcycled Broken Candlesticks Supplies:
- Tobacco Road VooDoo Gel Stain
- Starbond Medium Instant Adhesive
- Chip Brush
- Au Natural VooDoo Gel Stain
As you can see, this candlestick wasn’t doing so hot! It had broken, but still had potential. So, I grabbed some instant hold adhesive and got to work putting it back together.
You can use whatever adhesive you have on hand to fix broken items, but one with some instant hold is best for objects like this since it can’t be easily secured with a clamp. Apply a thin layer and hold in place for a few seconds. Once it starts to bond, set it aside to fully cure.
Once the adhesive was dry, I was ready to give the candlesticks a new look.
For this portion of the DIY, I used a chip brush and Tobacco Road VooDoo Gel to add a dark base color to the candlesticks.
You can see below how the gel stain evened out the color on the candlesticks and made them a bit darker.
Once that base coat was dry, it was time to add the finishing touch – a white washed look!
To accomplish this, I loaded a chip brush with a bit of Au Natural VooDoo Gel Stain then dabbed it onto a paper towel to remove most of the paint. I only wanted enough paint on the brush to lightly coat the surface.
Lightly apply the white layer of paint all over the surface until you get the look you desire. You can see below how I made sure some of the darker color was still visible under the white. This creates the white washed look I was going for.
PRO TIP: Keep a paper towel close. You will need it to dab paint off of the brush and you can also use it to wipe back any extra paint, as needed.
Here’s what the finished product looks like!
I’m so glad I didn’t give up on these candlesticks! They are a nice budget friendly décor piece that I can now use for many more years.
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