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Yard sales, flea markets — your very own drawers and cupboards: brass candlesticks can be found just about anywhere at anytime. They are boring. Bo-ring!

But, look at how you can turn those brassy messes into something unique and colorful. Spray paint those babies! For a cool, cohesive look, try matching candles to the candlestick colors.


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HGTV Magazine gives you the simple how-tos.

You’re tempted to dig out those tired brass candlesticks now, aren’t you?



28 Responses

  1. gloria says:

    Spray paint them silver for an updated modern look. We recently did that on a "flea market flip" of an old night stand. It was a much older wooden piece with not much style to it and old bronzy looking hardware. We actually found it at the curb waiting to be crushed up in the garbage truck. We painted the piece white and spray painted the hardware silver. Turned out beautiful! Sold it at our yard sale within the first half hour we were open.

  2. Trenee says:

    Doesn't take a whole big bunch of intelligence to figure out that she meant the CANDLES, now does it?

  3. Carla says:

    You must be a miserable person Lyn, to be so negative and ridiculous on a decorating blog. You need to get a life. You really can't be THAT ugly and hateful, can you?

  4. Barb says:

    Thanks for the great idea. Don't understand some of these people's comments. I have a very old brass unbrella stand that I use outdoors for flowers on my porch. I wanted to paint it, but wasn't sure how…I did spray paint it with clear so the green wouldn't run down the sides. Looks pretty good. Wonder if I could paint it gold…now I know!! Thanks.

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