Fake out! Lacquer-Look Candle Sticks [DIY]

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I’m all about the lacquered look right now…from large pieces of furniture to small home décor items.  Lacquered furnishings make a big statement, so committing this look to large scale pieces can be a bit much for some.  So, as with just about any trend, it’s nice to start small when your trying out a new look.  I came across some amazing lacquer-look candle sticks here, which left me determined to create my own, using old candle sticks I already had of course!  Shelling out $59 each for the candle sticks just didn’t seem like a reasonable option, and definitely not as much fun 😉

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Fake Out! Lacquer-Look Candle Sticks


  • two smooth finished candle sticks (mine where wooden, originally from IKEA)
  • Deco Art’s Gloss Enamel Paint (secret to the “lacquer” look!)
  • small paint brush


Select your perfect paint color.  Deco Art’s Gloss Enamel paints are perfect for this project because they have that glossy, lacquered after applying a couple coats!  I chose to mix equal parts “baby blue” and “light buttermilk” to create the light, coastal blue color I was looking for.

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Apply the paint to your candle sticks using a soft bristle paint brush.  Most projects will require two coats of paint for full coverage (wait about an hour between coats).

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Both coats should be dry after about an hour!  Achieving the lacquered look is that simple!

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