See how I restored inexpensive, dull, metal thrift store candleholders back into their original luster in just a few minutes with one step!
Today marks the beginning of an exciting new link up I’ll be participating in called “Inspire My Creativity” hosted by my friend Shani from Sunshine and Munchkins.
Every month we will be DIYing or crafting something new to a different theme and linking up with each other so you can be inspired! This month’s theme was a thrift store makeover.
I can’t say I frequent many thrift stores basically for the same reason I don’t go to the Dollar Store – my children would destroy everything in the store. And that’s basically what happened…
We went to a local thrift store called Thriftique (if you’re in Pittsburgh here’s their website). I was in HEAVEN and the kids saw a big open space with furniture and thought that meant they should sprint around and jump on everything….
Not only did I find amazing antique candleholders to use for this project, but a bunch of other milk glass vases that I’ll be using for some upcoming projects. And all for only a couple dollars a piece! Of course I ended up spending $60 so you can imagine all the little antiques I picked up 😉
They candleholders themselves were in pretty good condition. They just needed a little help!
I researched online and stumbled upon this product (affiliate link). Basically it’s a wax metallic finish that brings back shine to old metal decor.
I found the “Gold Leaf” finish at Michaels and went to work!
You can apply the finish using your finger, which I found to be the easiest way. But, this stuff STINKS so I ended up going outside to apply it.
It says to apply in a circular fashion but I just rubbed it on however I could. You can see an immediate difference!
The gold leaf finish is really just perfect for these candleholders (though they do sell several different finishes). It makes them look brand new again!
They would look perfect styled on open shelves, on a tablescape, or even in a wedding centerpiece!
Now it’s time for the link party! Check out the hosts below and hop over to see their thrift store makeovers!!
And, stay tuned for next month! We are working with one of my favorite supplies:
Remember, the link up will be the second Wednesday of every month! Any bloggers out there who have a chalk paint project are welcome to link up!
Wishing you a joyful day!