Give your worn out home décor a fresh look with my Upcycled Wooden Candlesticks tutorial. This idea is super easy and budget friendly!
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!
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Supplies you’ll need for your Upcycled Wooden Candlesticks project:
- Wooden Candlesticks or other décor for upcycling
- White Lightening Cleaner
- Cotton Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- “OS” Oval Small Dixie Belle Paint Brush
- Dixie Belle Clear Coat Satin or Best Dang Clear Wax
- Sand Paper
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 Lightening Cleaner.
Once your décor is clean and dry, you can start painting.
I used Dixie Belle Chalk 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.
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.
Below you can see before and after sanding the higher points. Either way looks great! The best part is that you can decide on the look that works best for your décor and sand accordingly. Once you are happy with your sanding, add a layer of Clear Coat Satin or Clear Wax to seal in the paint.
What a HUGE difference just a couple coats of paint can make! I love all the nooks and crannies in these pieces and I am loving the fresh clean new look.
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