Updating the look of candlesticks with chalk paint
How to update outdated candlesticks
I have had these candle sticks for years and while I still love the shape and texture of them, the dark colors look outdated.
I knew I wanted to give them an update but until I found these blush, white, and greige candles I wasn’t sure exactly how I planned to update them. I found these candles at Target. Well, I like to think they found me, isn’t that how Target works after all.
Using the candle as inspiration, I decided to paint the candle sticks white and add some golden touches. I first disassembled the candle sticks. Each consists of 3 pieces. The center piece is glass so I decided to paint the glass piece with a white chalk spray paint like this one:
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The chalk paint created a matte finish. I allowed the chalk paint to dry overnight and applied a light overcoat of gold using a spray paint like this one.
While the overcoat dried, I began work on the tops and bases – all of which are wood. To make sure I didn’t loose any of the depth or detail of the wood, I first brushed on this pickling wash in cottage white.
Then I lightly rubbed the paint with a dry cloth, making sure there were no drips or runs in the crevices.