I really wanted to add something to my walls in our new bedroom. I didn’t want another picture so I looking for candle sconces. Who knew they were so expensive? My favorite ones were from Kathy Kuo , but they were $675 for a pair. With all the appliances we had to buy, I could not justify spending that much on sconces. I started looking on Pinterest for ideas and found this from Far Above Rubies . She did such a beautiful job, and I was very inspired to try this DIY antique french candle sconce myself.
Looks pretty without the paint, but I wanted it to look more french country. I started mine without painting the black parts. I took everything apart first to see what it would look like. It was pretty but I decided to paint it instead. Here it is without the iron painted:
After removing all the pieces of iron, I used white chalk paint on the front and back.
Then I sanded the white off in the high areas and added a muddy brown color wiping it off with a paper towel as I applied it with a brush.
It needed more darkness so I added a black glaze and wiped that off quickly with a paper towel as well.
To add the hanging details, I bought a pack of acorn dowel caps found in the wood section of Hobby Lobby for $1.99 (unless you use your 40% off coupon).
I drilled a hole using a 1/16 bit on the top of two acorns. Do not judge my love of trashy magazines.
I painted all four the same as the sconce. and threaded the first one through a dark brown tied-at-the-end wire.
I used wood glue to glue the acorn without and with a hole together. I touched up what needs to be around the glued edges.
I wrapped the wire together and voila’! Here it is without the iron painted!
Here it is with the iron painted:
Thanks for looking! PLEASE COMMENT BELOW IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS 🙂