Fleur de Lis Candlesticks

by - April 18, 2012

Ever start a project and end up scratching your head halfway through?  That's what happened to me with these fleur de lis candlesticks.  I picked them up from a thrift store last week.  They were originally white but a little grungy.  I thought they would look good with a chocolate brown makeover but...

They went back to white.  I did indeed paint them brown but it was a flat brown and they looked, well, icky.  So I gave them a fresh coat of gloss white over the brown.  I did just one coat because I did want some of the brown to show through for an aged look.
Not sure if you can see remnants of the brown peeking through in my photos.
I added some French script candles to them.  The ones from my Etsy shop fit quite nicely.  I may have to use these for props when photographing them!

So three coats of spray paint later and I'm back to white.  At least it's not the original grungy white.


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  1. wow these are beautiful. I love DIY works, in ömy last post I posted the cute stuff my mom made for me. I hope you'll check it out :)

  2. So glad to hear that I'm not the only one who does stuff like that! I do love them white, and your candles are the perfect Frenchy addition! Oooh, la, la:)

  3. I really can't imagine brown candlesticks. They scream white to me. :) I love 'em!
    Anne xx

  4. ohhh I do that kind of thing all the time! I think they turned out great and I would keep those candles in them for a prop and then mention them in the listing as a separate listing and maybe you will have a double sale! t.xoxo

  5. They look good esp with the candles
    Thanks for your sweet post to my blog.


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