Simple Candlestick Paint Makeovers

One thing I always hunt for when I'm out at thrift stores?  
Candlesticks.  
Wood or metal, they can be expensive to buy new, and are 
often available very inexpensively at thrift stores.  

Candlestick makeovers with paint

Recently I found these wooden candlesticks...I actually found a pair of the one on the right. I liked the shapes, but the finishes were worn and scratched.

Candlestick makeovers with paint

I used a DecoArt Americana acrylic craft paint called Driftwood, 
kind of a greige color, on the pair.

Candlestick makeovers with paint

I like the farmhouse style look they have now.

Candlestick makeovers with paint

I mixed up a couple of different red paint colors to get a color I thought would be pretty for Christmas decorating, for the other candlestick.

Candlestick makeovers with paint

Candlestick makeovers with paint

So simple and inexpensive, but it makes a statement now.
My paintbrush has been getting a workout with that red color lately, as I've been painting pieces that will soon be in my Christmas decor! 
It's an easy way to bring in a new look!

Until next time...

18 comments

  1. They turned out really nice! I'm back! Trying to get back to blogging, miss you and Deb, maybe next summer! Hope all is well!!!

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  2. I love that red color! I'm really starting to get excited about Christmas!

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  3. I do the same thing, Linda. I have been known to spray paint anything that stands still in front of me long enough. lol I really like that driftwoodish color.

    I haven't had red for Christmas in a couple of years but I feel it calling me back. lol xo Diana

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  4. Linda, So very pretty and thrifty young lady. I am thinking now, I need to get busy making me some red candlestick. :):) Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  5. Great finds, you can use them for so much!! We have a great thrift store in town which is unfortunately only open in the warmer months as there is no heat....I find I always get sooooo overwhelmed when I go in there, there are what feels like millions of things to look through!

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  6. I love painted candlesticks, especially at Christmas. I was just sitting here in my contemplating when I will begin to drag out my Christmas decor. I am getting excited about it. xo Laura

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  7. super idea, I forget to do that sometimes. Look for things with the intention of painting or redoing them. Love the red too, they turned out really beautiful, Linda!

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  8. That is a nice farmhouse red that can be used for several holidays. Now I have something else to look for at the thrift stores, LOL!

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  9. These are great re loves Linda. I love the gray color. So beautiful. Happy Friday.
    Kris

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  10. Fantastic makeover ideas....will be looking out for candlesticks now!! xox

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  11. I'd like to find a few of these. They look fantastic after you worked your magic.
    Brenda

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  12. I have a few candlesticks in our basement that need to get painted and I love that greige color you chose. I haven't even started to think about Christmas yet, so you're way ahead of me!

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  13. I like that idea of painting something to give it new life! Those candlesticks turned out great!

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  14. Love these! I'm not sure why but I never think about looking for candlesticks when I'm thrift shopping. I always hunt for big furniture pieces...but now you have me inspired. :)

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  15. These turned out really nice, Linda! Love the paint colors you chose. I don't think you can have too many candlesticks! xx K

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  16. My Goodwill store is always filled with candlesticks! My mom and I were just talking about that the other day - that no one needs to buy new; just head to the thrift store! Your makeovers turned out great. Love the farmhouse look on the greige pair.

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  17. I'd love to find a matching pair like yours Linda. I love how they turned out and the red one is so cheerful or Christmas too!

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