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Chalk Painted Candlesticks

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in chalk paint, thrift store, yard sale | 11 comments

I am always on the lookout for great chunky candlesticks at the thrift stores.

I have collected a few over the past few weeks.

With a little Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, I was able to transform them.

Here are the pre-transformed candlesticks.

I painted the first coat with Country Grey.

And, the second coat with Old White.

I distressed them with sandpaper.

Then, I added some of this fun new product.

I just brushed it on lightly.

It is a beautiful shimmery green.

Here are the final candlesticks on my kitchen table.

Notice those great feathery pinecones.

One of my sweet reader sent those all the way from Colorado!!!

Can you believe that?!

How kind is that?!

I love the way pinecones look on candlesticks.

I also propped this cute little bird on one.

The flower box is a makeover project that I did several weeks back.

You can read about it here.

All of these treasures are going in the new store!

Life to the full,

Melissa

Here are the places that I party!

Sunday

Southern Hospitality

Under the Table and Dreaming

Flamingo Toes

I Heart Naptime

The DIY Showoff

My 1929 Charmer

The Tablescaper

 

 

Monday

Cowgirl Up

I Should Be Mopping The Floor

Mod Vintage Life

The Brassy Apple

Craft-O-Maniac

Between Naps on the Porch

Home Stories A to Z

A Stroll Thru Life

Boogieboard Cottage

Kelly’s Corner

The Dedicated House

Skip To My Lou

Tuesday

Domestically Speaking

Elizabeth and Company

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Uncommon Designs

The Winthrop Chronicles

Coastal Charm

Primitive and Proper

Cozy Little House

Tip Junkie handmade projects

 

Wednesday

Savvy Southern Style

Shades of Amber

Faded Charm

Someday Crafts

Lil Luna

Ginger Snap Crafts

Beyond the Picket Fence

The 36th Avenue

Restore Interiors

 

Thursday

Imparting Grace

My Re-Purposed Life

The Vintage Farmhouse

Freckled Laundry

52 Mantels

No Minimalist Here

The Charm of Home

The Shabby Creek Cottage

From My Front Porch to Yours

Chic on a Shoestring

AKA Design

504 Main

Katie's Nesting Spot

 

Friday

Whipperberry

My Romantic Home

French Country Cottage

Tatertots and Jello

Miss Mustard Seed

Thirty Handmade Days

Stuff and Nonsense

Craft Junkie Too

Common Ground

The Shabby Nest

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust

Rooted in Thyme

Fingerprints on the Fridge

Liz Marie

Twenty Eight O Five

Craftberry Bush


Saturday

Funky Junk Interiors

Classy Clutter

Six Sisters Stuff

It’s Overflowing

Be Different Act Normal

 

Kelly’s Korner



Domestically Speaking

Southern Hospitality Fall Party

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11 Comments

  1. They look great, Melissa! I always look for chunky candlesticks when I’m out, too. I may not need them at that moment, but they always wind up coming in handy.

  2. Your candlesticks look beautiful. I love pinecones too!

  3. Don’t you just love it when you can turn an ‘ugly duckling’ into a ‘beautiful swan’? 🙂

  4. Just beautiful and I love how they are decorated for fall.

    Cynthia

  5. Loving your candlesticks and will need to stop looking at dishes and start looking for candlesticks for myself. Where did you find the paste? Love how you decorated them. and congrats to having a following send you pine cones.

  6. Hi Melissa,
    I’m glad you had a fun time at the beach with your family, those are the things kids remember forever!
    I love the super cute candle holders, you’ve updated them beautifully.
    Have a great day.
    Hugs, cindy

  7. Those turned out great!

  8. You know I have been following you for months just waiting for that phrase “the new store”. Congratulations and good luck! I hope you like the resell business as much as I do.

    Plus, I love the way you painted and staged these candlesticks!

  9. Amazing!! They look gorgeous!

  10. These turned out boutique beautiful! I love how the uniform color for all of them makes them look like chic decor! WHO KNEW?! I want to do this now 😉

  11. I need to come thrift shopping with you!! I’ve found chunky candlesticks at thrift stores ONCE, I think. And of course I painted them. But I love the way you layered on the chalk paints–that takes it to a whole new level!

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