September 13, 2016

How to get a farmhouse Candle Stick in 5 easy steps

How to get a farmhouse Candle Stick

Hello everyone,

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

Chalk paint

Paint brush


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.

Looking for some more easy DIY projects?  Click here.  If you love the farmhouse style as much as I do then click here to see my favorite farmhouse decor items.

As always thanks so much for stopping by and happy dyi’ng!


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  • Reply Yami @ September 15, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    I love this! And it was so simple to make. Now, I need to find a candlestick to transform…

    • Reply Sabrina September 15, 2016 at 2:11 pm

      I am glad you liked it Yami! Check out goodwill or yard sales, you can always find cheap candle sticks there 🙂 Can’t wait to see what yours will look like!

  • Reply Kelly September 16, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    Such a fun, quick and easy diy project! Love it!

    • Reply Sabrina September 18, 2016 at 1:39 am

      I am so glad you like it Kelly! It was so easy and fun for sure!

  • Reply Jessica September 16, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    This is certainly something I’m going to add to my list of DIY projects! What a great idea and so simple!

    • Reply Sabrina September 18, 2016 at 1:37 am

      I am so glad you like it Jessica! I can’t wait to see how your candle stick will come out!

  • Reply Alysha @ Elegance & Peonies September 19, 2016 at 2:31 am

    Love this Sabrina! It’s so easy and so pretty!

    • Reply Sabrina September 19, 2016 at 2:33 am

      Thank you Ashley, I am glad you like it!

  • Reply Chelsea Wolf September 19, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    It’s amazing how much the look of a metal candle stick can change with some creamy white paint! Cheap and easy, just the way I like my projects! Ha!

    • Reply Sabrina September 19, 2016 at 7:48 pm

      Thank you Chelsea, I am glad you like it.

  • Reply Sarah @ Making Joy and Pretty Things September 20, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    LOVE it! Also, I love chalk paint, too! It’s my go to paint for pretty much every project. Love that it’s so easy AND so pretty 🙂 🙂

    • Reply Sabrina September 20, 2016 at 1:01 pm

      I am so glad you like it Sarah! I am obsessed with it now and I keep looking for new items to paint ?

  • Reply Lora September 21, 2016 at 3:35 am

    Very cute little candlestick! I love the shape of it – very unique. What a great find!

    • Reply Sabrina September 21, 2016 at 3:06 pm

      Thank you so much Lora, I was happy I found it myself and it was so cheap! I am hooked now on estate and yard sales, lol!

  • Reply Shani | Sunshine & Munchkins September 23, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    What a cute candlestick! I love how simple it is, but it adds just the right amount of style.

    • Reply Sabrina September 26, 2016 at 12:14 am

      Thank you Shani, that is so sweet of you! I love it myself 🙂

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