Thrift Shop Candle Sconce Makeover

January 17, 2016
I purchased this dark stained candle sconce at the thrift shop this week.  These are usually plentiful and inexpensive at my local thrift shops.

I thought I would make another sign and add a hook like this, but I couldn't unscrew the ledge/shelf on the latest sconce.  I could only unscrew the candle cup.

I gave the candle sconce two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White.  I distressed the piece with 220 grit sandpaper.  After adding a black stenciled fleur de lis from Show Offs (Hobby Lobby), I coated the sconce with clear wax.  

Upcycled Thrift Shop Candle Sconce
I stenciled a small "5" on a miniature galvanized craft pail and screwed it to the ledge/shelf.

Upcycled Thrift Shop Candle Sconce
Then I stuffed some faux plants in the bucket, and hung my upcycled sconce on the wall.

Upcycled Thrift Shop Candle Sconce
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Love it. I See these wall sconces all the time and never thought of using like you have. Genius. Thank you for the inspiration!

  2. I just did this with two/$30 candle sconces, LOVE your inspiration. I did crackle paint finish and it turned out really well. Tiny succulent shelf. Signed, Swampdoctor


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