Farmhouse Candle Holders Makeover can be a budget friendly project when you start with thrift store finds. Paint them to match any decor.
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I’m continuing to sort through my craft stash and especially looking for items I’ve purchased at thrift stores. I’ve used these candle holders for some seasonal decor crafts, but this time, I decided to give them a farmhouse look that also goes with my coastal decor.
Farmhouse Candle Holders
This tall spindle candle holder is one that I used last Halloween for a base for a Book of Spells. I made. Since it was a seasonal piece, I removed it from the book before storing it away.
DecoArt Everlasting Chalk Paint was used for the candle holders. As with all chalk paint, the first coat looks like a hot mess.
Once the first coat was dry, I added a second coat and the smooth, chalky finish was just what I wanted.
To give the candle holder a distressed look that goes well with farmhouse and coastal decor, I used a small piece of medium grit sand paper on the edges.
The final step for the makeover was to protect the finish with a coat of DecoArt DuraClear Gloss Varnish.
It turned out just the way I had envisioned it. I love when that happens!
I had two smaller candle holders that I had used for a project a couple of years ago. I decided to deconstruct it and use the holders to go with the spindle candle holder.
They had been used as pedestals for picture frames to create a Tiered Serving Tray. The candle holders were attached to the picture frames with hot glue. I pulled them off and was left with globs of hot glue on them.
In order to remove the dried on hot glue, I used rubbing alcohol. I poured some into a small cup and dipped an old craft paint brush into it. Then I painted the edges of the hot glue with the alcohol.
It’s amazing how quickly the hot glue releases and it can be pushed up with the bristles of the brush.
TIP: The easiest way to remove dried on hot glue is to use rubbing alcohol and a small brush. Cover the edges of the glue with alcohol and use the brush to push the glue away.
After the glue was removed, I lightly sanded the tops of the holders to make sure I had a smooth surface. I painted them to match the larger candle holder.
I repeated the steps of sanding the edges and adding a coat of gloss varnish to each one.
I opted to top the smaller candle holders with LED candles that I had on hand to keep candle wax from dripping onto the holders or the table.
Supplies Used for Candle Holders Makeover
- Candle Holders
- Lint Free Cloth
- Craft Brushes
- Protective Varnish
- Sand Paper
- Rubbing Alcohol
To add a pop of color, I placed a peach colored candle into a small votive holder that fits nicely into the spindle candle holder.
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Thrift Store Find Candle Holder Makeover for Farmhouse Decor
During this time of using what I have on hand, I’m very pleased with how these turned out. Instead of taking of space in my craft bins, now they look great on the coffee table in our sun room.