Creations, Custom Candlesticks

candlestick centerpiece

I have been drooling over all the large chunky candlesticks trending lately, and decided to transform some to fit my style a little better


An eclectic group I know, but that’s just what I wanted, lots of individual personalities


I loved the shapes of these two, and the detail on the shorter one but I really wanted to make them all the same neutral color


Perfect candidates for makeovers!


One coat of Annie Sloan Old White, using a very dry brush over the details so the darks would remain


Instant change up!


Two coats of Annie Sloan Old White


I decided to paint the wooden one Old White too, and then have some fun with gold gilding wax, and paint


For projects like this, I might have a general concept in mind, but I let the details just sort of happen


First some bands with the gold gilding wax

gold candlestick details

then stripes and dots with a gold leaf paint pen and gold paint


NOTE: Do not wax over gold leaf pen or gilding wax, it might smear.  Either wax carefully around it or add it after the final wax

For this one, I applied heavy dark wax on the lower part, less dark wax in the middle, and clear wax only on the upper third


I finished it with gold accents done with a gold leaf paint pen

custom candlesticks

I added some mercury glass candlesticks to the grouping for additional texture contrast

candlestick centerpiece group

I left the tops of the candlesticks dark for contrast

candlestick group

You’re probably waiting for the candles…



custom candlestick centerpiece

This is going to be the summer centerpiece on the foyer table

candlestick centerpiece group

Light, simple and sophisticated

candlestick group 1

It looks dramatic set atop the table’s column base

custom candlestick group 2

custom candlestick centerpiece

summer foyer thepaintedapron.comand I can always dress the candlesticks up

flower topped candlesticks thepaintedapron.comwith a little color from the garden

candles and flower buds

I love mixing gold and silver


And am always up for a little makeover~ 😊

Juicy Details

candlesticks/Home Goods, Hobby Lobby, $10-$14 each

gold gilding wax, ASCP/Faux Studio Designs, my local Annie Sloan chalk paint dealer

Krylon gold leaf paint pen/Hobby Lobby,


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29 Responses to “Creations, Custom Candlesticks”
  1. Mary says:

    I love the touches of gold and make over from your paintbrush of your group of candlesticks! They looks so architectural sitting on your pedestal table and I love the little vases of blooms on each one 🙂

  2. These look fantastic! The perfect architectural compliment to the table. I bought one of those paint pens recently, and I am always running around trying to find something to gild next!

  3. Marigene says:

    Those came out beautiful, Jenna. I some times pass up single candle holders at the thrift store…no more! I will be giving them a makeover ala Jenna!

  4. Beautiful!

  5. Lynn says:

    I always love mixing and matching! Your candlesticks turned out great:@)
    PS-You and I had the same horse yesterday, loved the name:@)

  6. Kim says:

    Your painted candlesticks look fabulous on the gold tray. I love the look with the column, too. You’re right…sophisticated.

    • Thanks Kim, I love the way they turned out, I spent more than I wanted to but I will be using them in so many ways they will earn their keep~ Have a great week in this glorious weather! >

  7. Ann k says:

    Your candlesticks look fabulous!! I am always nervous taking on a task like this, afraid I will ruin the already ugly thing I want to transform!! Doesn’t make much sense does it?? You have inspired me to give it a try!! Thanks much!!

  8. Sandra Garth says:

    These are beautiful, and I too, will pay more attention to the single candlesticks at the thrift store!

    • Thanks Sandra! I was inspired by a photo I saw where all the candlesticks in a grouping were painted turquoise on a patio table, it was so attractive~what is your website, I’ve seemed to lost track? >

  9. Benita says:

    The candlesticks look gorgeous. I like that they are all different — great visual interest! BTW, I am originally from Birmingham — lived there all of my life. 🙂 We moved to Dallas in January 2011 and to Nashville in Nov 2014 — hubby’s business!

  10. cebinc2004 says:

    I love these!! Great job!!

  11. Vintage Mama says:

    What a lovely project! It is so much fun to see what other creative souls are up to ;o) Thanks for linking up to the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop sponsored by Katherine’s Corner. Hope to see what you’re up to next week at the hop! Nina @ Vintage Mama’s Cottage

  12. Those turned out so nicely! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up with us over at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again next week! Feel free to bring a friend 🙂

  13. CraftyStaci says:

    I love the way you used the light color to tie them all together, and yet they each still have their own personality. Thanks for joining us at Talented Tuesday!

  14. milamyk says:

    These are lovely!

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