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!

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  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.


  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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