Tall Thrifted Candlestick to Fun Farmhouse Planter

January 26, 2018

 I was in Bemidji, Minnesota, last weekend and found this tall candlestick at Goodwill for $3.99.

First I cleaned the candlestick with soap and water and removed the metal disc that was nailed into the top of the candlestick to catch wax.

 Next, I painted the candlestick with Rustoleum Painters Touch flat black paint, followed by two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White.

I then distressed the candlestick with 220 grit sandpaper, more on the edges and less in the center areas.  Both stain and black were visible, and I sealed the candlestick with Varathane Crystal Clear Water Based Poly in Satin.

Instead of cutting off the candlesticks, my technique is to add a shim to the center of the candlestick indentation so when I screw the pot to it, it doesn't bend or push out the bottom.  

This photo is of another thrifted candlestick planter project.

I just love these 5.25" Corrugated Zinc Cylinder Pot/Vases for projects.  I picked up mine at a local floral shop, but they are available at Amazon.

Zinc pots are perfect for a junk garden or farmhouse style home.

So after I put the shim on top of the candlestick, I drilled through the shim into the candlestick and also through the zinc pot bottom.  

I attached the zinc pot and candlestick with wood screw and washer.

I used this little FolkArt Garden Mini Stencil Pack to stencil with black craft paint on a brown hang tag.

Tall Thrifted Candlestick to Fun Farmhouse Planter
My stenciled tag was then attached to the zinc pot with a clip magnet.

This step isn't necessary but I love to add tags for extra interest.  

My faux philadendron is from Hobby Lobby.  I paid $16.99 for mine last weekend, but it is half price this week.  

It's a really nice looking faux house plant.

Tall Thrifted Candlestick to Fun Farmhouse Planter
So here is my new planter standing 26" tall.  

Tall enough to stand on the floor and make a statement.

Tall Thrifted Candlestick to Fun Farmhouse Planter

Tall Thrifted Candlestick to Fun Farmhouse Planter
A super easy and pretty inexpensive project!  (Especially if you don't have to pay $16.99 for the plant!

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Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Very clever! I love how this turned out. You have a very creative eye when it comes to repurposing thrifty finds.

  2. Those little zinc pots totally make the project! So cute!


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