have I told you yet how much I love chalk paint? No? Well I love chalk paint!! It is so easy to apply and it makes everything look so pretty. I have used it for a few projects and I can’t wait to use it some more. So today I am showing you how you can turn an old candle stick into a beautiful farmhouse candle stick with some chalk paint. Ready?
Farmhouse Candle Stick – materials you need
Old candle stick
Protective top coat
Farmhouse Candle Stick – step by step guide
As I said this is such an easy and quick diy. So follow along these steps to get your farmhouse candle stick.
Step 1: clean
So first of all I started my project by cleaning the candle stick thoroughly. I got mine at an estate sale and it was full of old wax. I started by putting it into the freezer to harden the wax. Afterwards I scraped it off with a screw driver. Once all the wax came off I let it soak in some hot soapy water and then scrubbed it thoroughly.
Step 2: sand
Once the candle stick was all clean I sanded it with an 120 grit sandpaper. I only brushed over it super quickly and lightly since I just wanted to roughen up the metal for the paint. I know that the material usually doesn’t need any preparation but I just like to do it. Probably more so out of habit.
Step 3: paint
After I roughed up the candle stick I applied one coat of paint and let it dry for an hour. I then did a second coat of paint and let it dry again for another hour.
Step 4: distress
After the paint was all dry I went ahead and distressed the candle stick around the rim. I also did a little distressing around the “trim” in the middle. I did only a little bit, I really love the subtle look.
Step 5: apply protective top coat
The last step is to apply a protective top coat. My local Home Depot only had a spray top coat which works perfectly for DIY projects if you ask me. After I applied the top coat I let it dry for 24 hours.
And voila, you are done! I told it was super easy, didn’t I? Share your DIY candle sticks with me on Instagram.
As always thanks so much for stopping by and happy dyi’ng!