5 Before & After: Emily’s Candlesticks

>> Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I don’t know about you, but every thrift store I frequent (including my all time favorite—the Habitat for Humanity ReStore—Never been? We need to talk.) always has tacky brass candlesticks on hand for as little as $0.50 a pop.


By simply employing the use of a can of spray paint, you can turn these guys from a tacky mess to a mix-and-match masterpiece. Take Emily’s before & after for example…


Pretty fabulous, right?



Amy,  June 29, 2010 at 5:18 PM  

Cute idea! My great aunt passed away last year and she had dozens of these.

Jessica Berkow,  June 30, 2010 at 7:32 AM  

I have tons of candlesticks I bought for wedding decor and didn't use them...I can't wait to try this!!! What other colors do you think would work? I am on a bronze kick lately...

Live the Home Life June 30, 2010 at 8:04 AM  

You do have a ton of candlesticks left over! We may have to have a craft night very soon!

Luckily, there are so many great spray paints to choose from. A bronze finish would be fun, and you can also find a hammered metal finish or even a textured finish like my dining room light fixture...


Cara (Patterson Robison),  August 3, 2010 at 12:57 PM  

How did you find these for $0.50!? They're $2-4 each at my local Goodwill stores in Atlanta!? Crazy big city prices?....or have they been reading your blog & know what I'm up to?

Live the Home Life August 3, 2010 at 1:01 PM  

They may be on to you, Cara!...or maybe my thrift store just hasn't caught on to my tricks yet. Bring your smiling face down to Little Rock sometime soon and we can go thrifting!


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