Monday, February 20, 2012

Fresh Look: white candle holders

I’ve been obsessed with lightening and brightening some of my knick knacks lately. And white is my color of choice.

I found these candle holders at the dollar store. This isn’t the chain dollar store – this is a dollar store where most items aren’t really a dollar. Note the price stickers at $1.59. In fact, a lot of items are way over a dollar. But for $1.59 they were still a good deal.

I probably would never have picked these or even noticed them. But I’ve been on the hunt for some interesting candle holders that I could paint white.

I toyed with the idea of leaving some of the detail chippy and distressed looking but in the end I went with all white. I painted these using leftover white glossy house paint and a small paint brush. For the little crevices, I used a very small art brush. I'm sure they could be spray painted but I was worried that the paint would run as I tried to get the crevices coated. I tend to be heavy-handed when I spray paint…

I’m working on my kitchen hutch and have slowly been replacing my knick knacks with various white objects. I keep moving things around but it’s not quite right yet. I’m going to keep working on it but I think the one of the candle holders will end up there.

Honestly, is there anything a coat of paint can’t fix?

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  1. Beutiful!
    I must keep my eyes open for unpolished beauties. :)

  2. Found you through the Grow Your Blog hop! Following you via GFC.

  3. Wow! The white paint just livened those right up! So calming now & beautiful! (But I have a favor, my lil' friend. Please, please - could you just mess up ONE project sometime so I do not feel quite as intimidated by your talent? LOL!) Seriously, I ALWAYS learn from you! THANK YOU for that!

  4. hi! visiting via a link on the live.laugh.rowe blog. :) did you use just an acrylic paint on the candle holders? thanks for sharing this diy!

    1. Yes, just regular acrylic paint that we had leftover. Thanks for visiting!

  5. Very nice job! The paint gives them a clean fresh look. Way to go.

  6. Oh they turned out beautifully! I am new to your blog. Glad I found it.

  7. Hi,
    I am a new GFC follower. I found you on a blog hop. I would love for you to stop by my site and follow me as well. Also check out our giveaway for a $170 Technogel Pillow if you are interested. Thanks

  8. New Follower from the Grow your blog networking session. Love the idea of changing these candlesticks. So pretty.

  9. I think paint can fix just about anything!;) They look great, and every room needs white I think! Nice to find you on grow your blog!
    Teaming together for blog performance!

  10. Thanks for hosting the swap. I couldn't comment on some of the hosts sites...really, blonde over here!

  11. Thanks for sharing that idea with us Carolyn. I have been going around my house painting gold-ish objects that I used to like in more of a shabby-white or all white coat of paint too.
    I will look forward to seeing your hutch all whited-out. It just looks fresher right now. Thanks for hosting your party on Tuesdays...I don't have a project to share right now but I am having a good time looking at other people's posts.

  12. Love those! I'm a little obsessed with spray paint haha. Stopping by from the Blog Hop, and now following your fun blog! I would love for you to stop by and check out mine :)


  13. These turned out beautifully! I love the nice crisp white.

  14. Wow! How pretty. Just found your blog!

  15. wow, makes me want to save everything and spray paint it!

  16. Beautiful, they should have been white to begin with!

  17. Dollar stores and Goodwill are a great place for finding things like this. You did a great job. Love it.


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