Thursday, March 4, 2010

When in Doubt, Paint it ~

My Mom bought these candlesticks awhile back for $8.99 each. I was drooling love the fleur de lis but the red was a little iffy...

 

So I grabbed a little paint and decided to paint them black. As they were drying (I somehow forgot to snap a photo) I went for the candles.

I found these in the of the cupboard just waiting to get a new color.


I must say this is the first time I have actually painted a candle, and I loved it. I painted them with gold craft paint first and then applied a layer of black acrylic - so the gold is just barely peaking through the cracks.


And here are my new candle holders with their new candles.
 

 

 
I just love them! I think these may make their way into our Master Bedroom makeover, but for now we can all enjoy them in the family room. 

 If you want to get your hands on a Target gift card, be sure to link up your inspiring project to Be Inspired this week!

I linked up to Under $100 Linky Party at Beyond the Picket Fence.
The Power of Paint Party at Domestically Speaking.

 

23 comments:

Miss Obara said...

Love the title! and painting candles? who knew? I can't wait for it to warm up here, my spray paint pile is growing!

Tammy said...

Love the candle holders. I don't think I have ever seen anyone paint a candle before, Clever! I love all your photos and the richness of them! Thanks for sharing!

Lori E said...

I just bought some large heavy candlesticks that were marked right down.
The plan was to paint them black too but I put them on my mantle and I am now debating whether or not to do it.
The splotchy red and dark brown that is on them now is growing on me.

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

love the way these look now! I just recently painted candles too! Isn't it amazing what a little paint can do, not sure that I'll ever actually light them (afraid to burn my house down)!

Jennie said...

NICE! You have done it again! The color of both of them is so much better!

~ Regan said...

Wow, these turned out great! I never thought of paining a candle. These look stunning on your table!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Much better in the black, I think, Chelsea! Did you just paint around the fleur/gold areas or come back after and put some gold back in there?

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

They look fabulous. What a great idea. I had never thought of painting candles. Such an ingenius idea. Love the new look. Hugs, Marty

Becky @ The Shea Family said...

never would of thought to paint a candle, but it does look alot better!

Lynette said...

Those came out so very chic and pretty! Love them - I may have to try that sometime - seriously!

Sorry I couldn't make your party - but I'll add it to my list! You had quite the turnout for your fist one - congrats to you!

Jenny @ Baileyandme2 said...

i love this idea. i wasn`t sure where to put my link for a project so here is one...
http://baileyandme2.com/2010/02/23/one-hour-projects/


ps. i love target!

Angie said...

You've done it again! Another great transformation! If you get a chance today- stop by rockybella.blogspot.com she featured a kitchen makeover I did!! ;)

Love the Decor! said...

Chelsea you never cease to amaze me with you creativity! Love those!

undomestic chica said...

They look sop much better! I never would have thought of burning candles, I'd be afraid the whole thing would burst into flames, but now I may try it.

Jane said...

I would have never thought of painting candles!! They turned out great and so did the candlesticks. Black was a great color choice.
Jane

Sandra said...

Terrific makeover...love what paint can to do things!

Nishant said...

Those came out so very chic and pretty! Love them - I may have to try that sometime - seriously!
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**** April **** said...

OH WOW that's beautiful!

Alicia@Thrifty And Chic said...

Those turned out beautiful. I love everything fleur de lis. And painting candles? Never thought of it, just may try it...although I like burning candles too, so maybe thats a bad idea. Paint plus Flame doesn't sound like they should go together.

But anyway...those look amazing!

Meg said...

Great idea! I was thinking of painting some candles, but didn't know how it would turn out. Now I do! Great job.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Chelsea--who would have thunk you could paint candles--genius! Thanks so much for linking up!

gail@myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

oh my gosh! huge transformation!
It's hard to believe how pretty they turned out.
great job!
gail

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

LOVE the detail on the candlesticks! Thanks for sharing at the Power of Paint Party!

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