Don’t get rid of the outdated décor in your attic! Create an on-trend set of upcycled candlesticks with this tutorial.
The candlesticks I’m using for today’s post are from back in 90’s. I think it was when everyone was going “Tuscan” with the golds, greens and reds. I found them while shopping my attic storage space and thought they would be a great candidate for a little updating. You probably have a set hiding in your attic too. Go grab them and let me show you how to transform them into upcycled candlesticks you’ll be proud to display in your home.
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Supplies you’ll need to create your own set of upcycled candlesticks:
The set of candlesticks I’m using are made from metal and acrylic. You can use whatever you have at home or find at a local thrift store.
Before I got going on the upcycling, I gave both candlesticks a good cleaning with White Lightening from Dixie Belle. It gets rids of all the grime creating the perfect surface for crafting.
Then, it was time to get out some Gold Gilding Wax.
Gilding Wax is super simple to work with and goes on with your finger or a paint brush.
I simply used my finger to rub the Gilding Wax onto the surface of the candlesticks. Below you can see where I flipped the candlestick over to make sure I was covering every inch of the surface with the wax.
For the base, I wanted to leave some of the black showing. You can see how I didn’t completely cover that portion of the candlestick.
One down and one to go!
I worked in a circular motion, blending as I went.
I love how the acrylic still looks semi transparent.
And here’s what I ended up creating!
This set looks good in a moody setting and in a bright bathroom setting. Heck, a bit of gold looks good in any space!
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