I found these wooden candle holders in the free pile at a thrift store and immediately grabbed them. I brought them home, gave them a little love, and now they have new life as coastal candle holders. They remind me of drift wood and hanging at the beach!
Coastal Wood Candle Upcycle Video
I started by sanding off the original paint and clear coat on them. I wanted to get them back down to their raw form.
*I used my Black & Decker Orbital Sander, along with my protective eye wear.
Here’s what they looked like once they were all sanded down. Check out the cool colors this wood had!
I wanted to give them a little color but yet still keep that incredible look they already had. I had wood tint on hand so decided to use it. I lightly painted one of them with Folk Art Home Decor Wood Tint in the color Cascade.
While it was still wet, I took a damp rag and wiped off the excess.
For the other candle holder, I painted Folk Art Home Decor Wood Tint in the color gray on it.
Once it was coated, I immediately took a damp rag and wiped off the excess.
I let them both dry completely. Both candle holders took on a little bit of the tint but not too much. This was just enough to give them that driftwood and coastal look I was going for.
Click to watch me create this…
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