Light Wall Sconce Repurposed Into Candle Wall Sconce

It’s a New Year and a new Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! We took a few months off for the holidays, but we are back to show you more upcycled thrift ideas! This time we have joined forces with even more bloggers and have tons of thrifty upcycle ideas to get those wheels spinning. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

The Rules:

  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
  • There’s no monthly theme.
  • There’s no budget to stick to.

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Molly | Just a Little Creativity    Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods    Kimm | Reinvented    Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Ali | Home Crafts by Ali    Sue | A Purdy Little House   Sara | Twelve on Main
Claire | Pillar Box Blue     Chelc | Inside the Fox Den    Kim | Farmhouse Made       Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled
Sherry | Savvy Apron    Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod    Lora | Craftivity Designs    Megan | C’mon Get Crafty
Denise | My Thrifty House    Toni | Small Home Soul    Deborah | Salvage Sister and Mister

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Anyone who calls himself thrifty or junkie love visiting flea markets, thrift stores, garage sales or even dive in dumpsters. I haven’t literally dived into dumpsters (yet) but I manage to find great stuff right behind them. What I really love to do is visit flea markets and haggle with vendors, finding treasures waiting for a new life and then show them to my family. Can you believe sometimes they don’t show the same excitement I do? I know, I can’t believe it either.

This was exactly what happened the day I arrived home showing them this little gem.

Light wall sconce repurposed into candle wall sconce with just some paint and an empty jar · Via www.sweethings.net

It used to be a light wall sconce from a hotel and as soon as I spotted it I knew what I wanted to do with it. It was only 1€ so why not to try!

The first thing I did was clean it and taking it apart.

Light wall sconce repurposed into candle wall sconce with just some paint and an empty jar · Via www.sweethings.net

I used some wood filler for the hole it had.

Light wall sconce repurposed into candle wall sconce with just some paint and an empty jar · Via www.sweethings.net

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Once the wood filler was dry I sanded and painted everything with Americana Decor, I chose the color “Timeless”. After the paint dried I distressed the edges a bit.

Light wall sconce repurposed into candle wall sconce with just some paint and an empty jar · Via www.sweethings.net

Then the Metallic Lustre came to the rescue, I love this stuff so so much! A little bit goes a long way and I only wanted some highlights so I used my finger to apply it. I slightly dipped it into the cream and rubbed it along the edges.

Light wall sconce repurposed into candle wall sconce with just some paint and an empty jar · Via www.sweethings.net

Look at that shine!!

Light wall sconce repurposed into candle wall sconce with just some paint and an empty jar · Via www.sweethings.net

I hung it to see how it looked on the wall, and love it. I was planning to use it in on apartment I am decorating but now I like it so much I’m not sure if it will go or stay

Light wall sconce repurposed into candle wall sconce with just some paint and an empty jar · Via www.sweethings.net

Light wall sconce repurposed into candle wall sconce with just some paint and an empty jar · Via www.sweethings.net

Light wall sconce repurposed into candle wall sconce with just some paint and an empty jar · Via www.sweethings.net

Light wall sconce repurposed into candle wall sconce with just some paint and an empty jar · Via www.sweethings.net

I took an empty jar and added some flowers to see how it looked.

Light wall sconce repurposed into candle wall sconce with just some paint and an empty jar · Via www.sweethings.net

 Light wall sconce repurposed into candle wall sconce with just some paint and an empty jar · Via www.sweethings.net

Then I switched to the original plan which was to use it as a candle wall sconce.

Light wall sconce repurposed into candle wall sconce with just some paint and an empty jar · Via www.sweethings.net

Light wall sconce repurposed into candle wall sconce with just some paint and an empty jar · Via www.sweethings.net

Right now I am not sure which I like more… Anyway, it’s easy to change from one to another.

Light wall sconce repurposed into candle wall sconce with just some paint and an empty jar · Via www.sweethings.net

Light wall sconce repurposed into candle wall sconce with just some paint and an empty jar · Via www.sweethings.net

Light wall sconce repurposed into candle wall sconce with just some paint and an empty jar · Via www.sweethings.net

Light wall sconce repurposed into candle wall sconce with just some paint and an empty jar · Via www.sweethings.net

Which one do you like most, with flowers or for candles? I’d love to hear your thoughts about it.


And now for more thrifty goodness!

Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!


Thanks so much for stopping by, enjoy the rest of the week!

Hugs,

Pili

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39 comments

  1. Michelle says:

    Good on you for seeing the potential Pili, it turned out beautifully. I really like the flowers but the candles also works really well. It’s just perfect either way.

  2. Mary - the boondocks blog says:

    You are not going to believe this but my father showed me something similar the other day. Haha! You and my dad should get together. I love what you did with it Pili. The paint jut freshens it up and makes it look all new but in a rustic way. I too love those paints and the lustre is the best product. I have to admit it is hard to decide which is better the vase or the candle holder. I guess it depends on your mood.

    • Pili says:

      I think I will visit you once you move to NY… that way we can drive your dad crazy lol. Does he have one light wall sconce or you were just shopping?

    • Pili says:

      It was my first thought too but then I added the flowers to style it and the doubt came… Thanks for stopping by Jodie!

  3. Shirley Wood says:

    I am often met with a blank stare when I bring my thrift finds home so I know the feeling well. You new wall sconce is just lovely. I really like the colors and products you used! How nice that you can use it different ways too! I like the flowers.

    • Pili says:

      Glad to know I’m not the only one who may seem crazy to others regarding our passion for recycling. Thanks so much for your comment!

    • Pili says:

      I had it long ago but I didn’t find the perfect piece to use it. Now I’m on the look for something else to upcycle and use it

    • Pili says:

      Hey Keri! This stuff is really awesome. Now I’m looking for frames or things where I can use it again.

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