One of the easiest ways to get budget friendly decor is to give makeovers to thrift store finds. These candle holders were inexpensive and with a fresh coat of chalk paint, they look like new.
Candle holders are always available at thrift stores and if you find them for the right price, you can transform them into items that blend in well with your decor.
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I always look for candle holders when I’m out thrift store shopping. My local Goodwill seems to have a never ending supply of them.
Thrift Store Find Chalk Painted Candle Holders
I found these not so lovely brass candle holders at Goodwill. I paid $6.00 for the three of them. Now, I haven’t used brass in my decor in a long time, but I knew these could look like new with just a little time and effort.
I used Dawn dishwashing liquid to clean them up before painting. I dried them with a lint free cloth and applied one coat of white chalk paint. I had some Waverly Chalk Paint in Plaster on hand, so that’s what I used.
After allowing the first base coat to dry, the second coat went on smoothly and evenly. Once that coat was completely dry, I added DuraClear Varnish to each piece.
The varnish not only protects the paint, it gives the candle holders a nice sheen.
The palm tree candle holder was a little trickier to paint. I used a small craft paint brush for it, but if I were to do it over, I would use spray chalk paint. Rust-Oleum Chalked Spray Paint is great. I’ve used it on lots of other projects.
Since I used the paint I had on hand, these three candle holders stayed very budget friendly. That’s why I never overlook ugly items at thrift stores. The transformation with paint can take the items from blah to beautiful.
These go well on my new lift top coffee table. We purchased this a few months ago. It’s one of those pieces that needs to be assembled. I was fine with that since it was so reasonably priced.
The candles are recent Dollar Tree finds. I’ve found that Dollar Tree Candles don’t have a lot of fragrance, so I rarely burn them. Since I don’t like to using real flame candles on pieces I’ve painted for safety reasons, these won’t get burned.
Don’t overlook those thrift store find candle holders! With a little paint, they are great for accent pieces to match your style.
What’s the latest thrift store find you’ve transformed?
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Easy Chalk Painted Candle Holders
Supply List for Chalk Painted Candle Holders
- Thrift Store Find Candle Holders
- Dishwashing Liquid
- Lint Free Cloth
- White Chalk Paint
- Protective Finish Varnish or Spray
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