Thrift Store Wooden Candle Sconce Repurpose

May 10, 2023

Photo of a thrifted wooden candle sconce.
Wooden candle sconces are usually readily available at garage sales and thrift stores.  I sometimes pick them up.

See how I gave this sconce a whole new look, AND scroll on down to May's Thrift Store Decor Team projects!

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Photo of a thrifted wooden plaque.
Besides the sconce, I had another thrifted find, a small plaque. I run across these frequently as well.

Photo of a wooden plaque being attached to a wooden candle sconce.
I removed the plaque hanger and screwed the little plaque onto the candle sconce with two wood screws.

Photo of a wooden plaque screwed onto a wooden candle sconce.
The screws were countersunk on top.

Photo of a Candle Sconce Shelf painted in off white.
I painted the sconce and plaque (shelf) with a couple coats of Dixie Belle Chalk Paint in Drop Cloth.

Photo of Botanical decor transfer pack.
I found this Botanical Paradise Decor Transfer on Etsy a the Serial DIYer's shop for $12.99.

I will get several projects out of this package of transfers.

Photo of botanical decor transfers being applied to a candle sconce.
I needed a skinny transfer for the skinny sconce neck.

Photo of decor transfers added to a wooden candle sconce.
I chose a couple of soft pink floral stems to rub onto my project with the enclosed rectangular stick.

I then waxed the project with Dixie Belle Best Dang Wax in Clear.  I applied it with Precision Fiber lint free rags.

Photo of Tim Holtz salvaged tags.
I chose a tag from the Tim Holtz Salvaged Tag pack.

I added a small pink floral transfer to the tag.

Photo of a repurposed candle sconce/shelf.
I tied the tag through the hole, and hung the sconce shelf on a nail.

Photo of a wooden candle sconce shelf.
I am trying the shelf on the wall of my covered patio.

Photo of an upcycled wooden candle sconce/shelf.
This is certainly one option, on the covered patio wall.

Photo of an upcycled wooden candle sconce/shelf.
I also like it on my white walls!

Photo of an upcycled wooden candle sconce/shelf.

Photo of a candle sconce twine holder.
Check out seven other sconce makeovers HERE.

Now, it's time for my blog friends' projects, including easy thrift store finds upcycled as decor, candleholder birdfeeder, mid-century coasters, spring wreath, wall shelf, and plaster candle holders.
Photo collage of Thrift Store Decor Team's May Projects.
Click on the links to see the finished project and instructions!

Petticoat Junktion - DIY Bird Feeder
Sadie Seasongoods - Mid Century Modern Coasters
Domestically Speaking - DIY Plaster Candleholders

Thanks for visiting!
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Great makeover Carlene! The skinny transfer works perfectly on it! Also, the stack of books is perfect siting on the shelf! Pinned :)

  2. I love your little shelf makeover! It's so pretty for Spring!


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