Happy Thursday friends! I am so excited to be back today with another great group of ladies for the monthly Thrift Store Challenge! If you’re new here, this is a monthly blog hop where we each share a different project done with a thrifted item. In the past, I’ve made over some artwork, a cute side table, and made a DIY lazy susan – this month, I’m tackling a Simple Thrifted Candle Holder Makeover!
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
Meet the Hosts
Angela | Simply Beautiful By Angela – Meredith | Southbound Blog – Jenny | Cookies Coffee and Crafts – Angie | Grandma Creates – Gail | Purple Hues and Me – Michelle | Michelle Jame Designs – Lynne | My Family Thyme – Habiba | Craftify My Love – Marie | DIY Adulation – Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home – Michelle | Our Crafty Mom – Carmen | Living Letter Home – Ann | Duct Tape and Denim – Salvage Sister & Mister – Chas | Chas’ Crazy Creations
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Simple Thrifted Candle Holder Makeover
Lately, I’ve been OBSESSED with candle holders – wooden, glass, distressted, pink – I have so. many that I love! They can get pretty expensive though, so I’ve been on the look out for some great ones at thrift stores. You can usually find quite a few in different styles, though not all are in great shape. On a recent trip, I found these and couldn’t pass them up!
The two white ones were only $4 each, and the wooden one was 50 cents! I couldn’t resists them, and decided to give all three a simple makeover to have a cohesive look. The white candle holders look like they’ve seen better days, but overall they were in great condition. To start, I gave them a quick sand and wipe down to smooth out the surface.
I was originally going to do a dry-brushed black over the white to match another candle holder I found at Homegoods, but then I found an un-opened jar of Antique Wedgewood Fat Paint. I LOVE using Fat Paint, and my local retailer was moving to a new location so they had a huge sale and I stocked up on what they had left of a few of my favorite colors! I have never used this one before, but it is the perfect blue-grey paint and I can’t get enough.
There was pretty decent coverage after one coat..
But I gave them a second coat just to be safe!
They came out SO NICE in Antique Wedgewood, but I wanted to make them look a little more rustic! I took my sanding block and lightly distressed them in a few spots (and maybe went overboard a little bit at times..) and I LOVE how this Simple Thrifted Candle Holder Makeover turned out!
I should have done a coat of white paint on the thinner wooden one to start for a fully matched look, but I don’t mind it!
I aboslutely love how they came out though, and they pair so well with my little flower arrangement! This was SUCH a quick and easy makeover, ANYONE could do this simple thrift store candle holder makeover!!
And now for more thrifty goodness!
Be sure to check out the other projects! I love looking through them each month when they are posted – so much inspiration!
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