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Farmhouse Candlestick Makeover

Updated on June 19, 2018

French country, Modern Farmhouse, Cottage candlesticks

One of the ways I makeover things is with a simple paintjob .

The power of paint is AMAZING!

Here is a great set of 3 candlesticks I picked up a thrift store.

Nice form, a lot of detail in relief.

Before Candlesticks

Dated 80's gilded look
Dated 80's gilded look

Drybrushing

I used a very dry brush technique on these candlesticks.

Dipping the brush in the paint only very slightly and then wiping the excess off on the side

of the paint pot to ensure there is very little paint on the bristles. I use a slightly stiff brush

to work the white paint onto the candlesticks, letting the crackle finish that was previously

on the candlestick show through.

Waverly Chalk Paint

After Candlesticks

So the finished product looks like this.

French Country , Farmhouse, Cottage style Candlesticks

Ready Fo Resale

These candlesticks started out with a very dated 80's gilded and crackled look .

Just the kind of décor you'd expect to find in Grandma's house along with plastic floor

runners on the carpet and plastic protector sheets on the sofa !

And with a little paint they were transformed into modern day décor. They would fit nicely

into Modern Farmhouse, Shabby Chic, or French Country décor ! So here they are ready for

resale at All The Right Junk ~ Urban Market. #successfuljunkflip!

© 2018 junkincountrylife

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      Louise Powles 

      2 months ago from Norfolk, England

      I love what you've done to them candle sticks. They're beautiful.

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      Mary Wickison 

      2 months ago from Brazil

      Those look fantastic. I didn't think a little paint could make such a difference. Great job, you obviously have an eye for knowing what the end product will look like.

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