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Upcycled Candlesticks Using Chalk Paint

By: Anita Scroggins from
Updated March 25, 2020
Upcycled Candlesticks Using Chalk Paint
Upcycled Candlesticks Using Chalk Paint

"I transformed my old, dark stained candlesticks into trendy chalk painted beauties. I saw some in a catalog and knew I could recreate the look with what I had. I used Folk Art Chalk Paint and was able to complete the project in two days, working in stages - waiting for paint to dry. I added small platforms to the top of each one so that I could use them to display fun items for each season. I love how they turned out! "

Primary TechniquePainting


Materials List

  • Candlesticks
  • Folk Art Chalk Paint in White, Oatmeal, and Parisian Gray
  • Pine cut into 6", 7", and 8" squares, two of each size
  • Paint brushes
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • sanding block


  1. Use hot glue to adhere pine squares on the top of each candle stick; allow to set.

  2. Paint candlesticks with two coats of Chalk Paint; drying between coats.

  3. Mix a small amount of the Oatmeal and Parisian Grey paints together and thin slightly with water.

  4. Use a wet paper towel apply the thinned paint very lightly, removing any excess. Allow to dry.

  5. Use a sanding block to remove color in small spots as desired.

NotesI plan on changing out the decorations on the candlesticks for each season. They make a fun place to display small items near our sesonal tree.

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