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How to paint your own duo-colour candlesticks

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Painted in dusky pink and grey white and filled with gold candles, these candlesticks are a perfect tabletop addition, day or night.

Paint two tone candlesticks
Duo-colour candlesticks

You will need

  • Scissors
  • Sandpaper
  • Masking tape
  • Two wooden candlestick holders
  • Resene testpots in your choice of colours; Nikki used Resene Sakura and Resene Black White
  • Paintbrush and roller tray


  1. Sand your candlesticks down, getting rid of any varnish and leaving it with a smooth finish. Wipe down with a damp cloth.
  2. Paint the candlesticks in one coat of Resene Black White. Leave to dry.
  3. Wrap the masking tape around each candlestick. Paint the top half with another coat of Resene Black White, remove the tape, and leave to dry.
  4. Repeat, this time painting the bottom half with Resene Sakura. 
  5. Leave a couple of hours to dry, and then fill with beautiful candlesticks. 

Supplies you will need

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Top tip:  If you’re keen you can introduce even more colours to your candlesticks. Simply choose more colours and divide off enough sections to suit the number of paint colours you have. For an extra touch of glamour, use a Resene FX Metallic testpot, such as Resene Rose Gold or Resene Copper Fire.

Project by Nikki Astwood, 2020.

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