Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Candlestick Project

When I saw a post on Vintage Country Girl's super cute blog that featured pretty and colorful painted candlesticks, I thought, hey, I can do this!  I want to do this!  Seeing that Lorie, aka Vintage Country Girl, wanted to do this project too, I got in contact with her and we decided to give it a go together.  We are both posting our results today, so make sure you click HERE and check hers out!

Ta da!  My finished product...

 {I was inspired by the colors in my Cath Kidston dishes}

{Brass candlesticks from Goodwill, 99 cents each, and Rust-Oleum high gloss spray paint
in Cherry Red, Spa Blue, and Blossom Pink}

{2-3 coats on each and that's it...DONE and DONE!}

I am going to do more of these for's kind of addicting, that spray paint.  Too bad the fumes are liable to kill you!  But seriously, this was super easy and I love the results!!  Remember, to be sure to visit Vintage Country Girl and see how hers turned out.  While you're there, check out her other projects and posts on living the sweet life in the country with her family...i just love her style and blog!



Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

how cute are those! they're definitely cath kidston colors!

Our Back Porch said...

It must be the day for spray paint. I just finished some project today {which I'll be showing soon} and one of my bloggy friends was doing the same {she already shared hers}. GREAT JOB on your candlesticks! I think I may give that a try too! Love Cath Kidston, as well!

Vintage Country Girl said...

Thanks Stacey for saying such nice things about me and for linking us together today. I enjoyed the project too. It IS addicting! I think I've told you this before in a comment, but Cath Kidston is one of my favs too (I have several of her books). Your candlesticks look great!

Vicki @ Curly Willow said...

More cuteness from you... of course! And Lorie too! Great idea to share this and do it together!

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

What a fantastic project!! I've seen a lot of these on Etsy and have been very tempted to buy some. Now that I know how to paint them myself, I'll have to go thru my garage and pull out some old candle holders. : )

~ Wendy

michele at hellolovelyinc said...

this is genius. seriously. you find those brass candlesticks at like every garage sale on the planet so to be able to resurrect them is fabulous.

must schedule our lunch!


michelle said...

They turned out so cute and I love the colors that you chose!! I bet your home is coming together so wonderfully!!

Mommy of three said...

Hi Stacey! I love, love, love these! I am wanting brightly colored wooden candle sticks, the mid century modern kind, so badly right now but they are just not in the budget presently.
These are a great second choice.
I can't wait to try them myself.
And yes, spray paint is so addicting! I just had my hubs spray a little metal shelf for our baby's corner and it looks awesome. I am due any day now and taking a break from the spray paint until baby comes. :)
Can;'t wait to look around your blog!
Love from,

PaisleyJade said...

Wow! Love this idea - they look amazing!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Stacey! your color choices, I visiting from WUW!
Love this, I'm thinking of spray painting some of my old candlesticks also, now I know they will look great.

Gina said...

I love the colors, so much better than brass!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

An absolutely amazing transformation from drab to glorious!


Yellow or red—which shall it be?
Red for you and yellow for me?

Perhaps you’d rather have yellow instead—
Which leaves me, of course, with handfuls of red!

Whichever hue you decide to choose,
I’ll take the other—no one will lose!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Flag over USS Arizona

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

These look great! Love the color choices and the dishes, too!

Elyse said...

nicely done! i'll be sure to visit your pal next.


KAT said...

I like them...very modernized and updated ad pretty

malia said...

hi stacey, these turned out fantastic!!! malia

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Totally love this idea. Thanks for sharing with the kick off to summer paint projects BLOG party.

Christina P. said...

So inspiring!

Love it.

Anonymous said...

This was so great, I was inspired to make my own version after seeing yours on Pinterest. Thanks for the great inspiration! I linked to you on a post about it, over at Painting Sunny right here: