Pillar Candle Holders Video Tutorial

Are you looking for an easy DIY project to dip your toe into the world of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint?  Well you’re in luck because we have a 3 part video tutorial to share with you by one of our Milk Paint team members, Jenn Baker of Eight Hundred Furniture.

In this video series, Jenn will teach you how to create two different looks on turned wooden pillar candle holders.

Part 1 – Painting Candlesticks With Schloss


Part 2 – Sealing With Hemp Oil & Antiquing Wax


Part 3 – Using Curio as a Wood Stain


Using Curio as a stain over raw wood gives you the most beautiful results!  Like Jenn mentioned, mix 1 part Curio Milk Paint to 2 parts water.

MMS Milk Paint is a fabulous product to use as a wood stain because you get the richness and depth of our colors without covering over the wood grain of your piece.  You can create this look using Curio or try using one of our grays or whites!

Just look at that detail!

Here’s the Schloss painted candle holder with Antiquing Wax.  Remember, Jenn applied a layer of Hemp Oil first before applying the Antiquing Wax.  This helps protect the color of your Milk Paint and prevent things from getting smudgy.

And as a bonus, Jenn painted up another candle holder to show you a third look!  This candle holder was stained in Curio and then sealed with Hemp Oil.  Then Jenn applied a layer of White Wax.

Pretty, eh?

If you’d like to recreate any of these looks, we’ve included a “shopping list” for you below!

Look One – Schloss and Antiquing Wax

  1. Schloss Milk Paint
  2. Antiquing Wax
  3. Hemp Oil

Look Two – Rich Wood Stain

  1. Curio Milk Paint
  2. Hemp Oil

Look Three – Rich Wood Stain w/ White Wax

  1. Curio Milk Paint
  2. Hemp Oil
  3. White Wax

To find your local brick and mortar MMSMP retailer, visit our map and see who is in your neighborhood!  Don’t have a retailer near you?  You can purchase online by clicking here.


One thought on “Pillar Candle Holders Video Tutorial

  1. Sue Gorney

    Nice videos. We needed some pillar candle holder so I had my husband turn out 3 on a lathe. 1-Curio/trophy/antiquing wax, 2-grainsack/schloss/white wax, 3-curio/typewriter/antiquing wax and of course distressed them all. We attached metal candle pans on top for more interest. They look great on my fireplace mantel!


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