Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Candlestick Makeover

I found this Blessings Unlimited Candlestick Set  while flipping through their online catalog and knew instantly that I needed to transform my current trio of black wooden candlesticks.


Blessings Unlimited Candle Set

Here sit my candles ready for their makeover....


To achieve the vintage distressed finish, I first sanded the black finish and applied the two coats of gold metallic paint. I then chose a cream color and a light blue paint from my leftover paint shelf to apply to the bases to replicate the painted finish on the three candlesticks.  Next, I sanded through the top coats to expose the gold finish and finally applied Howard Citrus-Sheild Premium Paste Wax in Golden Oak. It buffs so easily to a brilliant, long-lasting shine. It has become my favorite 'go-to' wax.

Although I did not include scripture on my candlestick bases, I am thrilled with the outcome.  My newly completed candlesticks sit proudly in my bookcase and I'm loving the newly distressed colors and finish.

 



Project #1 Complete!!!

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43 comments:

  1. They are beautiful. Great job. Better than the ones in the catalog.
    Barb

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful candlesticks at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY party, but please be sure to list my party with a link on your post so all your friends can join you too.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  3. Your "Project # 1" is a "Perfect # 1"...Your candlesticks are absolutely stunning...You're off to a great creative start for 2012...I look forward to many more of your beautiful creations...Wishing you & your lovely family, a very Healthy & Happy 2012...

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  4. Very cute makeover for your candlesticks :)

    Stopping by via: Your Whims Wednesday Party
    Smiles, Suzanne in NW Illinois from WHYCUZICAN

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  5. Oh my gosh, yours came out so great! I love the upgrade and such a great knock off. I bet Knock Off Decor would love to see them! Happy New Year!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

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  6. They look fantastic now instead of the black! I lean toward shabby chic anyway. I also love the Blessings Unlimited candle set.

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  7. Karah; Thx for the suggestion. I just submitted it to http://knockoffdecor.com/ Keep your fingers crossed. Heather

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  8. Love the candlestick makeover...you make it sound so simple..maybe even I can do it and make it look good?

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  9. fabulous fabulous job! I love spindle candlesticks too and am SO going to be on the hunt for odd spindles next time I'm at an antique market :) thanks for sharing (visiting from Homework)

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  10. You did an awesome job on the candlesticks. Looks amazing. Thanks for becoming a follower...I have been a follower of your blog for a while now.:) I enjoy your blog very much.

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  11. Stopping by from The Shady Porch; your candlesticks look great and just as good as the brand new ones!

    Samara

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  12. LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I would love to have these sitting on my piano.
    Thanks for the post and great pictures.

    Buffie
    http://papercuts4u.blogspot.com

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  13. They look great! I'm a new follower.

    Cinthya
    http://www.eyeheart.ca/

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  14. What an amazing difference. I love the blue and gold distressing you did. The look great!

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  15. These look great - what a transformation! I've been enjoying looking around your blog :)

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  16. I love these, mmm, so fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Those are fabulous! They look nearly identical! Great job!

    I would love for you to be a part of Find Your craft Friday! We would love to have you!

    http://thequickjourney.blogspot.com/2012/01/find-your-craft-friday-5.html

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  18. Following you @ GFC and Networked Blogs via Freestyle Friday.

    http://www.sjb-myphotopage.com/

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  19. Candlesticks have been on my thrift store find list for a long time now! You should join me in "Handmade 52" this year!
    http://raisingoranges.blogspot.com/2012/01/handmade-52.html

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  20. I love these!!! Awesome job!!! very pretty--- i'm trying to think what I can distress now :) following-- would love for you to follow along at Summit St Joy, if ya like ;)
    blessings! - lauren-

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  21. These are BEAUTIES! Honestly, I like your version waaaay better! : )

    Thanks SO much for linking up your awesome posts @ Feature Friday Free-for-All!

    P.S. I'm your newest follower and would be so honored if you'd follow my blogging journey as well (if you don't already! : )).

    ~Abbie (www.fivedaysfiveways.com)

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  22. You did a fabulous job! Thank you for sharing this! Happy New Year!

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  23. Gorgeous candle makeovers, well done. You have been featured on COM. xo, jen

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  24. Gorgeous makeovers, Larrisa! They look terrific!

    Thank you for sharing your project at Potpourri Friday!

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  25. I have almost identical black candlesticks and they are not going to be getting a makeover ASAP! I love how yours turned out and can't wait to tackle mine. Hopefully they will be as beautiful as the ones you did! Thanks so much for sharing this at Inspiration Friday this week~
    Vanessa

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  26. I'm not usually a "gold" person, but your candlesticks turned out great!
    thanks for linking up and linking back to catch as catch can.
    gail

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  27. I was inspired by the same candle sticks!!! Great minds must think alike. :)
    http://whimsicalperspective.blogspot.com/2011/11/pintrest-inspired-candle-sticks.html

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  28. They turned out amazing! It's funny because I just posted about searching for candlesticks so I paint them black...then I see this and now I'm second guessing my decision. ;)

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  29. Love It! So cleaver! Thanks for sharing! Joann

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  30. Super duper job! What a great transformation... Love the little changes that just make things POP! :)

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  31. Are lovely, thank you for sharing. Julia C.

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  32. I'll be featuring YOU this Thursday in my {take a look at you} post. Thank you so much for linking up to {wow me} wednesday last week. Hope to see you again tomorrow night at 7 pm when this week's party goes live. :)

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

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  33. Grogeous! I love to see such a great upcycle.

    Thanks so much for sharing at Pin'Inspiration Thursday last week. Hope to see you back again this week :-)

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  34. They look great made over! Thank you for linking it to Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  35. Hi Larissa, THESE ROCK!! HAPPILY featuring YOU tonight for TOP FAVS!! You where one of the MOST viewed for your amazing candlestick re-do's...Very beautiful turn out.. I love the color's your used too.. Hope you can stop in and enjoy the love/snag a button.. THANKS SO MUCH for joining in on Pin'Inspirational Thursday.. Hope you are back again starting tonight..xoxox.. ~Marilyn

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  36. I love these so much! They are too cute. The different colors appeal to me so much!

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  37. I love the touches of gold! And I must try that wax!

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  38. Love it! Where can I get those beautiful curtains!.

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