Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Ashley's Candlestick Revamp

Hi all!  This post is a revamp of a revamp and I am so loving the final product!!!  I bought these candle sticks at a store in Dallas off of Harry Hines.  I loved them at the time and needed 3 big candles to go with them.  Of course you can never find the color you want so I painted three large, white candles that I purchased at Hobby Lobby for $3.00 each.   I painted them with Spa Blue Acrylic and glazed them with Ralph Lauren Smoke Glaze.  As you can see, I added the embelishments (which were old Christmas ornaments from Whit's attic that I painted with Burnt Umber Acrylic) and wrapped ribbon around each one.  I wasn't loving these but I was happy they were done so I could move on to other projects!


I kept staring at them until I couldn't take it any longer.....
I started with the candles by taking off the embelishments and the ribbon!

I cut three pieces of burlap long enough to wrap around the candle.


I then hot glued the edges of the burlap and folded the ends over to keep them from freying...

and wrapped each piece of bulap around the middle of the candle securing them with hot glue.


What project is complete without a little twine!  I used a dab of glue to secure the twine and trimmed both the top and bottom edges of the burlap from front to back, securing with a thin line of hot glue as I wrapped.

Back to the embelishments...I really like the two fluer de lis that I had used previously so I added them again to two of the candles by hot gluing them to the burlap.

Remember these cuties from my Date Blocks!  I had three left over so I added them to the remaining candle, also securing them to the burlap with hot glue.

Now to tackle the dark candle sticks!  I lightened them up with 2 coats of Rustoleum American Accents Heirloom White.  Ahh better but....


You guessed it!  I just had to glaze them with Ralph Lauren Smoke Glaze ~ A DIYers best friend!  Just paint on and wipe away with an old cloth!

Just look at the way he catches the details!
Now for the reveal.....
You remember the before...not too bad but just not right...

And the after






Now that's it!  I no longer imagine what they could be...they are the exact way I pictured and I am so happy I revamped them!  This revamp is a keeper!

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29 comments:

pk said...

Loving the after so much more! They look great!
pk @ Room Remix

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Love this project. I especially like the candle with the jute trimmed burlap band and then the mini fleur de lis! I went out an bought a package of them when I saw you use them on one of your previous projects. I think I am going to use mine on candles like you did. Thanks for the great how to!

Amanda said...

They look really great! What a change! I think I'm going to have to get me some glaze and try some of the things you guys do!

Debbie said...

Wow, your candlesticks are great and I really love the candles with the layers.

Traci @ Beneath My Heart said...

I like them much better too!
Gotta love ol' Ralph!
Blessings,
Traci

Cindy said...

Yes indeedy...very cool. I can't believe you flippin' painted candles! I'm so doing that.
Great tute.
peace.

ilovemy5kids said...

I'm in love with those!!!! LOVE the FLEUR DI LIS!!!!

AWESOME
Lana @ ilovemy5kids

Kay said...

I like the after so much better. I love how the color of the candles even 'pops' more now. Too cute!

Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating said...

Very pretty. The "before" was nice, but I definitely prefer the "after".

Shannon P. said...

Love them! They were nice before, but I like the white better.

Launa said...

Perfect! Amazing how the glaze brings out all the detail!

~ RM said...

WOw- they look great! I just LOVE Hobby Lobby. I could break the bank in that store! ;)

Mrs. B said...

Hi! You have such a cute blog! Love the new look of the candles!

AuroraSuzette said...

What a do-able and fabulous idea! I love burlap. It has great texture, and is fairly easy to work with.

Tammy@InStitches said...

You painted candles !! I never would have thought of that. They are fabulous !

Embellished Bayou said...

I love how the candlesticks turned out but I think I love the candle wraps even more! I make the same sort of thing out of leather or suede belts, and of course fleur de lis! Another fabulous project, thanks for sharing.

Sharon said...

Beautiful after.

Sarah said...

I love the new look! And burlap is big this year . . . :)

Best,
Sarah

PS - Reminding myself to look for mini fleur de lis' next time I am at Hobby Lobby.

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

What the heck, you can paint candles? I had no idea. I loooove this project; thanks so much for sharing!!!

Anne~fiona and twig said...

Good old Ralph never disappoints! He saved my butt earlier today when I messed up a white table I was painting. Love the makeover!
Anne

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Looove the idea...I added some burlap to some candles last week and just loved how they now look...that burlap is some awesome stuff!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Those are too adorable!! Love the revamp. I've got 3 gold candlesticks just dying for a remake.

Annette said...

Those look great! I love how the white candlesticks really bring out the blue in the candles now. Great Job!

Marie said...

Hello Ashley - wow, can I just spend one day with you guys? We could do crafts all day long. I think everything you both transform is fabulous. Love the candle sticks! Thank you for sharing.

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Lilia said...

White makes everything better! I love this transformation, I have been meaning to buy some RL Smoke Glaze. It does wonders, and you gals sure know how to use it. Thanks for sharing your wonderful project.

the cottage child said...

Very pretty! Well done.

Andy Porter said...

It's so fun to see the before and afters next to each other. Such an elegant change!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Oh I LOVE this! I too didn't know you could 'paint candles'. Fantastic idea! I love the blue with the white, so pretty!

I'm really into glazing lately too and wow, the detail on those candle holders just doesn't show quite the same when they were dark! They now look stunning!

Thanks for linking up to the party! These are totally vignette territory!

Funky Junk Donna

Ann On and On... said...

You have a new follower... thanks for sharing your talents with us.

 
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