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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:
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.
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.