DIY: PB Knock Off Candle Holders

Welcome to a new week!


One of the décor items I love to use are pillar candle holders and candlesticks.  I have acquired a variety of them from different places, including a few from Pottery Barn. 


I have a couple of pillar holders that I’ve had put away because they weren’t my favorite.  I decided to give them a little makeover to reflect a knock-off combination of PB’s Architectural Candle Holders  that they’ve sold over the last couple of seasons.
  
Their spring line includes these:


Architectural Pillar Holders

Here is a tutorial for my version…

I used the candle holders that I got from Pier One (pretty sure anyway)  a handful of years ago.

While I don’t really care for the overall look anymore, they have great size and texture.  
 
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The first part of the process is painting the pieces using a dry-slap technique. 

1) Use a clean, dry brush.


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2) Dip your brush slightly into the paint. 

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3) Dab off the excess.


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4) Get a good grip on the brush near the ferrule.


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5)  When you dry brush, you will normally apply a light coat. This is true in this case as well, but the first coat will have more coverage, with less coverage for additional coats.


A dry-slap technique requires you to hold the brush at a straight angle and “slap” the brush in horizontal strokes or vertical strokes (depending on what part you are painting) in a short, quick motion.


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6)  You can see that while I applied a little more as the base coat, I still left some of the original finish showing.
 
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7)  When painting an edge, lip, narrow protrusion, you will turn your brush and do the same short, quick motion vertically.


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8)  Here is the first coat after it is finished.  You can see that a good portion of the original finish remains exposed.


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9)  The second part of the process is exposure. This is KEY.


You may remove part of the paint to expose more parts of the original finish but you must wait for it to get to a certain drying point. If it is too wet or too dry, it will not work.


At room temperature, it will take about 90 minutes for the paint to get to the right dry point.


You can use a clean rag or paper towel and rub off the areas where you want more exposure.  I generally do most of this BEFORE I apply the second and third coats as it will give it a more layered look. 


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10)  Then, for a much more subtle, chippy look, apply painters tape, and rub in different areas using firm pressure.


Then peel it off quickly like you would a band-aid.  


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11)  Finally, use your fingernail (through a rag or wearing gloves) and scrape the surface to exposure the original finish.


All three techniques create a variety of exposure looks so it appears as though it has worn over time and by different causes.


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12)  Here is the finished product! 

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A few things to note:

  • Chalk paint, milk paint, or a paint with similar consistency works best for this method.   have used latex paint as the base coat for this technique but rather than expose the original finish as described, I used a sanding block (which will not give it the same look.) 
  • The colors used above are Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (ASCP) in Paloma for the base, French Linen for the second coat and Old White for the final round.  The French Linen and Old White were applied sparingly using the same technique.  I used these colors for spring, but I’ve done this same technique on lamps and other projects in a darker version.
  • You do not need to wax, but if you do, be sure that the paint is 100% dry and that you do not buff until the wax is completely dry as well.  You run the risk of “smearing” the paint and losing the dry brush appearance/finish.

Have a great day!


Be inspired,



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Comments

  1. Debbiedoo's says:

    Those turned out awesome! I love what you did with the tape too, that was clever. Thanks so much for joining in and sharing with the copy cat challenge party. Enjoy!

  2. marty (A Stroll Thru Life) says:

    Love the transformation. They turned out so pretty. Hugs, Marty

  3. Jan@southernjunkin' says:

    Great new look! Thanks for the tutorial too!

  4. ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com says:

    This looks SO great!!! What a difference! Stopping over from Debbie's copycat challenge.

    #62 heather

  5. Princess Kate says:

    I love using candle holders in almost every room in my house. I am going to try and revive a set just like you have done. Makes it like brand new. Thanks for sharing. Just stopping by from Between Naps on the Porch

  6. Kim @ La Belle Époque says:

    Wonderful tutorial. These turned out great!

  7. Peg Meckling says:

    Thanks for the helpful hints. I tend to use whatever leftover latex paint I have laying around for such things, so I have to work a little quicker cuz of the shorter drying time.

  8. lcm @ Those Crafty Sisters says:

    These are beautiful–great tutorial too!

  9. Thank you Shari for sharing your great candlesticks at Project Queen's Party this week! I NEVER thought of using the painters tape to achieve a chippy look. Great idea!

    Your spring table setting is wonderful. Gotta love Homegoods!

  10. Wanessa Albuquerque says:

    Very pretty! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Decor & Harmony @ 4290 says:

    I love your technical term "dry slap." Slapping can be a good thing :) Nice restyle….stop by for a blog visit I just completed a PB knock off too!

  12. Decor & Harmony @ 4290 says:

    I love your technical term "dry slap." Slapping can be a good thing :) Nice restyle….stop by for a blog visit I just completed a PB knock off too!

  13. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    Very pretty! And I love the little tape trick1

  14. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    Very pretty! And I love the little tape trick1

  15. Heaven's Walk says:

    GREAT tutorial, Shari – and those candlesticks turned out beautifully! Thanks so much for sharing these tips! I pinned them for future reference! :)

    xoxo laurie

  16. micki @ ADD housewife says:

    Very cute! I just redid my candlesticks but I'm keeping this in mind if I happen across any! found you on project queen

  17. Honey at 2805 says:

    Those are great and so is the tutorial! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday! Your participation is always appreciated!

  18. Honey at 2805 says:

    Those are great and so is the tutorial! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday! Your participation is always appreciated!

  19. Sarah @ My Project Bag says:

    Really nice job! Thanks for the tutorial.

  20. Nice re-do. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Great tutorial! They turned out amazing! I'd love it if you would come share at my Link Party!

  22. Laurel Stephens says:

    Thanks for this detailed tutorial and great photos.

  23. Kirsten @ Mushki Loves says:

    I am loving these! Thank you for sharing!

  24. They turned out great…nice job

  25. Decor & Harmony @ 4290 says:

    I love these :)I will have to try your tape tip too! I recently did a knock off come by and see it if you get a chance.

  26. Decor & Harmony @ 4290 says:

    I love these :)I will have to try your tape tip too! I recently did a knock off come by and see it if you get a chance.

  27. Carlene @ Organized Clutter says:

    Great knock off. You nailed it!

  28. Handmade by Hilani says:

    These turned out great. Saw them on Southern Institute!

  29. Cool technique Shari! They look great at a fraction of the price!
    Thanks for coming by to link up – please come back this Thursday as well!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  30. These look so good,thank you for such detailed instructions on painting. I am new to this and really appreciate it.

  31. cathy@my1929charmer says:

    How awesome are these. One of the best tutorials ever. What great technique and look fab! I learned a lot from you, and I thank you. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

  32. Those look totally fantastic! Thanks for explaining how to get that effect :)

  33. Love your candlesticks, great tips for distressing, thanks for sharing!
    gail