Pink Candlesticks

Since we’ve had a few days of sunny weather lately, I decided it was time to spiff up a pair of candlesticks that have been collecting cobwebs and dust for oh, several years now. I picked them up for $1 at a thrift store, back in the days before thrift store employees thought they were in the business of selling antiques.

They had collected a heavy coating of candle wax, so first I chipped off as much as I could with my thumbnail. Then I fired up my teakettle and poured boiling water over them, which quickly melted off the rest of it. A quick scrub in soapy water, and they were ready to paint.
candlesticks before

I sprayed them with a light coat of primer, and about 20 minutes later, I sprayed on the first light coat of paint. All told, it took 3 light coats of paint to get good coverage from all angles.

pink candlesticks
I like the way they turned out. They remind me of pink Vitrock depression glass, but much less fragile.

Have you fixed up something you already had, rather than buying something new recently?

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6 Responses to Pink Candlesticks

  1. Hi Mel!
    Those are precious. ANything in that pretty pale pink floats my boat! I am getting ready to paint a wall lamp pink for my daughter’s room. I’ll post a pic. I just painted a night table that I had in my son’s nursery. He is 11 now and it was pretty battered. I sanded it and painted it blue to go with his room and added a new door pull in brushed nickel that goes with the wall sconce reading lamp by his bed and the pulls on the rest of his drawers. It looks cute. It was my first refinishing project and I was pretty pleased with the outcome. More projects to come! Thanks for sharing. I love reading your stuff and I’m totally jealous of your chickens!

    • mel says:

      The pink is a popular color around here too. My oldest was most annoyed that I was using “her” pink paint on my project.

  2. Daphne says:

    Good Afternoon Mel, Well, when I saw the name of your blog after you left your kind comment on my blog, I knew I had to “hot foot” it over to visit you, to read more about Mel’s Funny Farm.
    But firstly, thank you for leaving such a kind comment on my blog.
    I love the pink you have chosen to change the look of your candlesticks, it has a lovely lavender tone.
    I do re-purpose a lot of things. My mum Phyllis had a fabulous summer skirt which she no longer wanted and it was blue and white with fabulous blue flowers. I asked her if I could have it, as she was going to throw it away and I made two lovely cushions out of it. When she saw them, she could not believe how lovely they looked….. It’s just looking at things in a different way.
    It is lovely to meet you.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

  3. igotthismartha says:

    Very cute! I love the pink!

  4. You rock!!

    Super cute, fun and girly!! :)

    Have a blessed and wonderful day!!

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