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DIY MacKenzie Childs Inspired Painted Candlestick

If you’re feeling the design of MacKenzie Childs, but don’t want to pay for it- try this inspired painted candlestick to have in your house!

Be inspired by MacKenzie Childs and create your own painted candlestick!

Out of all of the upcycling projects we have done, this is definitely one that came out the fanciest! However, it was much easier to decorate than I thought it would be, and I’m hoping it will be the same for you as well.

My daughter picked up these candle holders for me. They were originally from Target, but she found them at the thrift store! I was impressed by how sturdy they were. They were beautiful as is- but we can’t be crafters and leave materials as they are, right?

I love the MacKenzie Childs spring collection. Well, who are we kidding, I love all of the collections! The spring collection usually has black-and-white checks, but this one stood out to me because of the beautiful blue so I thought we would give it a try.

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How to make a MacKenzie Childs inspired candlestick

I shared the tutorial for making this fun MacKenzie Childs candlestick on a recent Facebook Live which you can catch here. All of the step-by-step instructions can be found in the video.

Paint the candlestick with the white paint and let it dry completely. You will likely need to apply a second coat of white paint.

Using a straightedge and a pencil, mark out the vertical and horizontal lines at approximately ½ inch for the checkers.

Using the blue paint, start by painting the squares, every other square to create a checker-style pattern and allow it to dry completely.

Next, paint the top of the candlestick with blue paint and allow it to dry completely.

For the base, using the blue paint, paint stripes and allow it to dry completely.

Using the gold paint, paint the candlestick above the base and around the checker pattern and allow it to dry.

And there it is! Your newly painted, MacKenzie Childs inspired, candlestick. Where are you going to place it in your home? Or will you gift it to a friend? Let us know- and show off your work by tagging us on Facebook or Instagram– we can’t wait to see it!

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