I DO love an easy upcycled home decor makeover! Anytime I can update my home decor style, I get all the feels! Especially when I’ve painted it three times before. Paint changes everything and no reason to give up and buy new. I’m all about saving those dolla dolla bills. $$$
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Easy Upcycled Home Decor That Will Save You Money
A Few Things You’ll Need For This Project
- Candle Holders Upcycled Home Decor
- Drift Wood (chalk mineral paint)
- Paint Brush
- White Wax
- Wax Brush
- Decor Wax (Vega)
Paint changes everything is such a true statement. Start your home decor makeover by adding a fresh coat of paint. I like the chalky type paints as they usually adhere well to most surfaces. Very little prep is needed before painting. Give it a good cleaning with a little soapy water and rinse the surface well.
This upcycled home decor makeover started out with a pair of candleholders that I had originally painted three times before. Yep! That’s me… I never give up on home decor. When the styles change, I change colors. Since my style is pretty much flea market decor, it works for me.
Sealing The Chalky Based Paints On Your Upcycled Home Decor Projects
After painting your home decor project, you can choose to do nothing more. Let it dry and style as desired in your home. OR… you could add colored waxes to bring out the character if your project has some details like these candle holders. Waxes come in many colors. Use a good wax brush and liberally wax over the chalky type paint. Next, take a soft cloth and gently buff over the wax until you get a smooth buffed finish.
Adding Detail With Colored Wax
If you have details on your upcycled home decor project like these candle holders, you might consider using a dark wax over those areas. It’s super easy to apply. Use a small paintbrush and gently add it in the areas you want it darker. Next, buff it back with a soft cloth to soften the lines on those details.
Finishing Your Upcycled Home Decor Project
The next step isn’t necessary if you like the look after buffing the darker wax. For this project, I added another light coat of the white wax and buffed it well with the soft cloth. Adding the white wax softened the look of the dark details because I wanted more of a subtle look.
Instant Upcycled Home Decor
I’m really happy how these out of date candle holders turned out. And of course, I don’t use them for candles. Want to learn more about creative staging? CLICK HERE. Creative staging is my thing! What do you think? I’d love to hear what you have to say. Drop me a comment below and thanks for hanging out with me while I paint.
Until the next project…