Sometimes, thrift store finds can be great! I found an inexpensive lyre designed candle holder that will go well with my lyre back dining chairs.
Give your thrift store finds simple makeovers with paint to a new look. It’s a budget friendly way to get the look you want for less!
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Welcome to the monthly Thrift Store Challenge! I’m happy to again join the monthly challenge! Each month participants are challenged to:
- 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.
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Candle Holder Makeover with Copper Paint
I’m always on the lookout for any lyre designed pieces when I’m thrift store shopping. I was lucky to have found an old magazine rack that I repurposed for our dining room. I shared the makeover for the Repurposed Lyre Design Magazine Rack recently.
When I spotted this candle holder at my local Goodwill for $2.99, I knew it needed to come home with me!
It needed to be cleaned up a bit and if silver matched my dining room decor, I could have left it that way. But often use a combination of copper and gold accents in the room.
After cleaning the candle holder with Dawn Dishwashing Liquid, it was ready to be primed. When I’m using spray paint, I like to use a comfort grip. Using one of these will keep your fingers from tiring out and it helps to get a smooth spray.
It’s always a good idea to prime items before painting. Kilz Primer is my favorite one to use. It goes on evenly and helps to give the spray paint a smooth surface to adhere to. It dries pretty quickly, but I’ve had the most success when I allow it to dry overnight.
A few years ago, I found a wonderful copper spray paint, Krylon Metallic Copper Spray Paint that I’ve used for lots of small project makeovers like these Copper Painted Thrift Store Finds.
This paint dries quickly, but I let it sit for a day before it got the second coat. I’ve found that if you give it a second coat too quickly, you’ll end up with streaks and drips. To avoid that, waiting overnight is the way to go.
Once the second coat of copper paint was completely dry, I used a polycrylic spray to seal the paint and to protect the finish.
Changing this from silver to copper was such an easy makeover. Now, I have an inexpensive lyre designed copper candle holder that fits in beautifully with my other dining room decor.
I’ve also moved it to the foyer table that’s just off of the dining room and placed it next to a white pitcher with faux flowers. Since it’s a small piece it can be used in various places.
I’ve searched for these on Etsy and Ebay and found several that are identical and lots that are similar. They range in price from around $20 up to $50. Since I only paid $2.99 for it, I’m considering this a thrift store find win.
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Lyre Design Candle Holder Makeover with Copper Paint
Supply List for Lyre Back Candle Holder Makeover
- Thrift Store Find Candle Holder
- Lint Free Cleaning Cloth
- Dawn Dishwashing Liquid
- Comfort Grip
- Spray Primer
- Copper Spray Paint
- Polycrylic Finish Spray
Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!