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DIY Distressed Pillar Candle Holders

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Happy Monday! I had such a productive weekend with getting Eric’s suit together, picking out our wedding bands and finding my wedding dress – yay! I have to admit that furniture projects have taken a backseat lately with all the wedding plans and projects going on. However, I do have some awesome pieces sanded down now and nearly ready for paint.

I vow that while I live in an apartment I am no longer buying furniture that needs to be repaired or sanded before being painted, it is just waaaaay to messy and frustrating. I use homemade chalk paint which is awesome, but nearly all the furniture I have purchased in the past has rough scratches or too many layers of paint, so I still sanded them down before using chalk paint. Live and learn, and until we have a house with a garage, it will just be easier and less time consuming to get pieces that are already in decent condition.

Today I am sharing an easy peasy project I worked on.

DIY Distressed Pillar Candle Holders

You may have seen these gorgeous Cape Cod Pillar Candle Holders at Pottery Barn that start at roughly $30 each:

DIY Distressed Pillar Candle Holders! Check out how to create distressed pillar candle holders from some wood candle holders! UpcycledTreasures.com

I bought some pillar candle holders at Goodwill a while back and you may have seen a couple of them I had turned into rope candlestick holders on this post.

They were less than $2 each and I finally decided it was time to do something to the remaining candlestick holders. After a coat of white chalk paint, a coat of custom mixed blue chalk paint, and then some distressing, I now have my own beachy, distressed pillar candle holders! I sorta forgot to take before photos until I had already started painting, so here’s an awful photo I took with my iPhone, lol.

DIY Distressed Pillar Candle Holders! Check out how to create distressed pillar candle holders from some wood candle holders! UpcycledTreasures.com

And here are my new distressed pillar candle holders that cost me less than $5 total, woo-hoo! Although now that I have looked at the photos I may want to distress them a little more so I can see more of the wood contrast. Do you ever do that? Take photos of a project and then see it slightly different through the picture, and want to make changes? I do love how they now match my beach inspired console table.

DIY Distressed Pillar Candle Holders! Check out how to create distressed pillar candle holders from some wood candle holders! UpcycledTreasures.com

DIY Distressed Pillar Candle Holders! Check out how to create distressed pillar candle holders from some wood candle holders! UpcycledTreasures.com

DIY Distressed Pillar Candle Holders! Check out how to create distressed pillar candle holders from some wood candle holders! UpcycledTreasures.com

Comments

  • Hi Katie,

    I love the pilars. I have very tall ones near my fireplace I need to redo. Thanks for the reminder! Yours look great.

    I’ve also nominated you for the Liebster Award. Visit my Tuesday post for details! http://www.effiegirl.com

    July 22, 2013
    • Thank you so much for stopping by and for the nomination, I will have to check out your post to read more about it 🙂
      ~Katie

      July 23, 2013
  • I like yours best!!

    July 23, 2013

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