Thursday, September 3, 2015

The Look for Less: Pottery Barn Inspired Candle Holders

Grand Standing Taper Candle Holder
A set of black, iron candle holders is something I wanted for awhile now.  I found a pair at Pottery Barn, but they were too tall and more than what I'd pay for candlesticks.

I have a similar pair that I love, mounted on the wall in our entryway.  They were priced a lot cheaper for the pair.

I remembered the set I had collecting dust in the garage and decided to give them a makeover.

To back up a bit, I purchased this set of candle holders for cheap at a flea market.  As the color scheme in my house changed the greenish patina no longer appealed to me.

To get started, I purchased a can of Rust-Oleum black spray paint in a flat finish.  You could change the candle holders out to whatever color you want.  I wanted to create a wrought iron finish.

I really love the new look.  Now, they're more my style!  I love decorating with black accent pieces.  They add a more dramatic feel to the room.

Looking forward to shuffling them around the house.




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32 comments:

  1. They look fantastic Brandi. I actually prefer the shape and size of yours to the tall skinny ones at PB. A friend of mine years ago shared with me that just adding one or two black pieces to a room could really make a huge impact. She was even a fan of black candles. I was hesitant about those in the beginning, but they really do add a bit of drama.

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  2. they look great Brandi! I have never thought about adding black to my home because of the brown. I just recently added a black iron headboard to my guest room and actually love it. I hope to find a way to add more.

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  3. Perfection! That's such a timeless shape...you can't go wrong.

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  4. The black coupled with the shape is perfect. Enjoy those!

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  5. What a difference a coat of black paint makes! It's a great idea and the candlesticks look so much better!

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  6. They look fantastic Brandi, love the makeover you gave them!

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  7. Brandi, they look like a new set of candlesticks. Don't you love it when you can create a designer look for less?

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  8. I love taking something already owned and making it work yet again in our homes.

    Brandi, they look completely fresh! Well done, ma'am!

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  9. What a difference a can of paint can make, if it's in the hands of a smart and talented woman.
    Beautiful re-do :)

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  10. I love pops of black in a room. These are perfect! I'll definitely be looking for a pair when I'm out thrifting. Funny, I've never thought to have black candle sticks. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. Can I ask where you got your wall-mounted candlesticks? Am looking for something just like them.

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  12. Hi Brandi, they turned out great. Love the black color as it is an anchor and really makes a statement around the house. I have several of those wall hanging candle holders you show here and love them.
    Have fun shuffling the candle sticks around. Happy Labor Day! cm

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  13. Love it, Brandi! I think every room needs a touch of black. It adds drama and elegance. I have some outdated candlesticks that need a makeover. Thanks for the reminder! Happy long weekend, my friend! :)

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  14. They turned out beautifully Brandi!

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  15. Great idea! Even better than the PB ones. I'd love to see more of your living room - great pillows and overall look.

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  16. Nice! I have about 1,509,324 candlesticks floating around my house.
    I could unify a few of them with spray paint!
    Thanks for always giving me ideas to steal, ahem, use :)

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  17. I love Pottery Barn and I love your candles, my home is practically all white and black! Have a great evening Brandi~

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  18. I love spray paint! I just painted a couple of gilded gold picture frames with a can of white paint and am so happy the new look (for cheap!).

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  19. Love them, Brandi! They look great in black. Hey, you reminded me I need to buy one of those attachments for the spray cans. ;)

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  20. Girl, you had me getting up out of my chair and clapping lol. I think people forget you can get the look for less with just about anything you come across. I've been exercising that while decorating my own place. I love these candle sticks. Chic.

    Kia / KTS
    www.houseofkts.com

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  21. They turned out great, Brandi. Thank goodness for spray paint! Happy Friday, friend!

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  22. They look great Brandi! Spray paint is definitely a girl on a budgets best friend. Have a beautiful day.

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  23. I love how you recreated those candle holders. You've given them new life and they look so beautiful... :)

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  24. I honestly love all these. What do you call this style in interior design? I'm really curious. I like it but I don't know what it's called.

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  25. I love your candle holders. They really compliment your other decor. Thank goodness for paint.

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  26. I love how you see the pretty shape of those candlesticks now that they're black. And you've inspired a chunk of my fall mantle, so thanks!
    The Other Marian

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  27. Nothing like a good can of spray paint to up up your decor! I've also seen a lot of similar brass candlesticks like PB has, style-wise I mean.

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  28. I'll bet my old brass candles went to Goodwill. Drat!

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