I have had this particular set of candlesticks for about twenty-five years. Yep, that’s right….twenty-five! You know, the kind that came from one of those Home Interior parties in the 90’s?? Today, I am going to show you an easy way to transform old candlesticks.

A Much Needed Update

This is the before picture of those 90’s candlesticks.

They need help, right?

You see, I wanted some chunky candlesticks to use on my fall table and these were the perfect solution. Just the wrong color.

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I had some paint on hand that my very talented friend, Amy from Amy Sadler Designs, gave me. By the way, if you don’t know who she is, you should definitely check her out!


Anyway….I used the paint to transform these bad boys.

Speaking of paint, I love to use natural bristle brushes when I work with chalk or milk paint. I have even used them on big pieces, like My Chalk Painted Chair or my post on How to Paint Furniture with Milk Paint. Definitely, two of my most favorite projects.

The brushes are super inexpensive and I don’t feel bad if I have to pitch them when I am done. I buy them in a four pack for that reason.

I used some good ole frog tape for taping off.

Last item needed, the paint and color of your choice.

Just in case you don’t have any candlesticks you can paint, I have linked some below for you.

Also…you won’t believe how inexpensive they are!

Paint Away!

First things first, I added the frog tape around one of the glass globes. One of the globes came off but the other didn’t. I made sure to get the tape as close to the inside as I could.

Once that was done, I started painting.

I let them dry after the first coat and then gave them a second one, just for good measure.

If I am being honest, this was the fastest and easiest transformation I have ever done.

And I like to be honest!

So here they are!

They will look so much better with candles and then styled on my fall table. By the way, the dark edge you see is under the globe, on the inside. It will be hidden when the candle goes in.

What did you think about my easy way to transform candelsticks?

Easy, right?

I hope this gives you inspiration to tackle the small projects, using a few items you probably already have on hand.

I hope you stay tuned for my fall table. I’m so excited to share!

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  1. What a great idea. The candle sticks turned out beautiful. I know I have old ceramic or wood candle sticks tucked away somewhere. Have heard about frog tape but never tried it.

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