Candlestick Redo

Give a pair of store-bought wooden candle sticks a distressed, farmhouse style makeover with Behr paint and sandpaper

A couple of weeks ago while shopping with the kiddos I found these 3 candlestick holders for $7.00 at Wal-Mart in the clearance isle.

While I was not a fan of the color, I figured I could give them a little makeover with some paint. In the spirit of Spring I decided to spruce them up with some old paint (Behr Cottage White) we had from Little Finch’s bathroom at our old house.

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Wa La!

Want to see how we made them?

Of course there is no such thing as a project at our house without the help and assistance from Little Finch!

After we got them all painted, I took fine grit sandpaper and distressed them a bit.

I sanded just until the wood stain started to show around the edges and a little bit on the “leg” and base.

While I usually do not prefer the distressed look to decorate with, these were a fun little day project and really added some dimension. I topped them with small glass dishes (that I also found at Wal-Mart for $1.47 each) and easter egg salt & pepper shakers that I finagled Lover Boy into buying back in college. 🙂

They add a nice pop of fresh, fun color on our entryway table…just what I was hoping to accomplish!


*Little Sparrow


  1. Those are adorable! I love the colors of the eggs too! What a cool idea. Great blog and I am happy to be a new follower! stop by when you get the chance:)

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