I love searching through thrift stores for certain items, furniture, frames and candlesticks! Check out how I upcycled dated decor with Dixie Belle’s Mineral paint.
Supplies I Used
- Your thrift store finds of choice
- Dixie Belle paint of your choice: I used Lemonade, Cotton, Vintage Duck Egg, White Wax
- Dixie Belle’s White Lightning
- Paint bruses, chip brush, lint free cloth
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cleaning thrift store finds
I have a few of my favorite thrift stores I love to check out, because you can find some really nice secondhand items.
Once your bring your treasures home, I clean them before I put them away for crafting later or before displaying.
For non-porous items, I usually mix up some Dixie Belle’s White Lightning and water and clean my item with a rag.
After cleaning your item, make sure to rinse thoroughly to remove any residue from the White Lightning.
If you plan to paint your treasure, any residue left behind from your cleaning products will make it so your paint does not want to adhere very well to your project.
So rinse your treasure thoroughly.
I have a blog post all about White Lightning, click here to check it out!
Painting my Thrift Store Candlesticks
Grab your paint brushes!
I used a square artist brush from Hobby Lobby,
Usually I purchase my artist brushes in a kit when they are on sale, plus grab a chip brush.
To keep my treasure in harmony, I decided to stick with a total of three colors.
Lemonade, Cotton, and Vintage Duck Egg by Dixie Belle.
One candle stick I painted entirely in Lemonade, the second one I painted a base coat in Duck Egg.
My tall Lemonade candlestick, I went over the raised areas and added Cotton.
I loaded my brush and while holding it flat, rubbed it over the raised areas so I had more control.
The Vintage Duck Egg candle stick, I then added Lemonade over the raised areas.
I liked the look of the Lemonade and Vintage Duck Egg together, later, I used my chip brush and dry brushed Lemonade all over.
Once both my thrift store candlesticks were dry, I then applied Dixie Belles White Wax all over to seal my thrift store treasures and to mute the colors a bit.
Apply the white wax with a brush or lint free rag.
Once applied, use a clean portion of you rag and buff until smooth.
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Hope you have a great week and happy crafting!
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