How to make candlestick from repurposed bedposts
In between building larger projects, I love to tinker around with small bits and pieces! I had some small parts left over when I made my Pedestal Plant Stands.
I trimmed them up, and used some scrap 1x4’s to cut down into nice little squares. I routed the edges.
I drilled a pilot hole in the base and the candlestick, then screwed the screw into the base. I put the candlestick onto the screw and turned the candlestick until the base was secure.
I stained the bases with a combination of Jacobean and Mahogany to get a good match to the original color of the bed parts.
It’s hard for me to choose a favorite.
These are the ones I put together with bases.
These are random parts without bases, too easy! I suppose you could set a candle right on the top, or use a cute little holder similar to one of these:
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I love these! I will keep my eyes out for more spindles to make some!
Gail - thanks so much for having such detailed tutorials - I'm going to use this specific one this week! Bought an beat up end table with a ruined particle board top but great legs!! Can't wait to make some beautiful candlesticks!
Good idea! Thanks for sharing!
Those look so good! And when you add up how much those would cost had you bought them~very cool project.
These are absolutely gorgeous...I love fat candlesticks...thanks for putting these in our reach.
Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.
There you go again, making something beautiful out of absolutely nothing!
Katie @ Newcomb Home
What a great idea! The candlesticks look fantastic. I'm usually a hoarder but the bits and pieces sit there for many, many months before I do anything with them, usually. My husband loves it 😉
Gwen @ The Bold Abode
That is so cool! What a great idea...
That is just too stinking cute! Wow! And for $0--they look like the really expensive ones at the stores! Clever girl!
These are so neat and thrifty too:)
Full Circle Creations
They look great as always. I haven't had a chance to do this with my left over bed parts. They all got used on other benches or for my little christmas tree stands.
You have done it again. Thank you so much for sharing this. I love the shape of legs. Furniture legs that is lol....
The candlesticks from scraps is perfect!
Yes I tend to hold on to scraps because I just know one day I will need it. During our recent move I had to give up and give away most of my supplies. I am really missing them now because of course I NEED them. And I am constantly catching myself before I say, "See I DID NEED that!"... I have to believe each scrap and supply found a "home" or usefulness wherever it ended up or I will go crazy! Thank you for this idea and tutorial. I love the way you attached the bases to the tops. Simply yet effective. You are the best!
Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama
I have so many spare parts and what my husband likes to call junk,, but I know as soon as i throw them out Ill get a great idea or see a great idea somewhere and then want to kick myself for getting rid of it.. so I just hold on to everything. LOL
have a great day Gail.. love these candlesticks
Love this..I have my "stash" but I do use most of it. I may have to go see what odds and ends are available though.
This is very cool!!
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What a nice recycling idea! very useful home decor as well. 🙂
Short and sweet! Love them 🙂
Those candle holders are such a great filler for any room. I wish I had your talent to router and saw stuff so I could have a stash of them! I can see them sprayed one color like what is in the last photo as well. I don't hoard too much wood, but fabric? Yeah, call the show I might need some intervention.
Sandi @ The Primitive Skate
I'm a hoarder Gail! I hoard every little scrap I get, Lol!
What an awesome idea. I think I have a few pieces that look like this in my basement. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day!
It's Just Me
Howdy Gaily Gail, SO happy to see a post from you. I know that you survived the storms but I was worried about ya : ) Also, loving the new look of the page. Very pretty. As for the post, I see some new candlesticks in my future. Since I've only made one headboard bench I only have 2 sticks in the garage. I DID save em though( like I do everything else, lol).
Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
i love these! they would make great hostess gifts, too!
Super cute...great idea for those odds and end pieces!
Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic
I keep saying I'll try this someday so I never throw away the pieces. right about now I could make a WHOLE LOT of these with all my parts! 😉
I just love this idea...and your blog as well, by the way! You have been very inspiring to me in so many ways! We're currently working on our kitchen (on a very limited budget) and you've given me some great ideas! I had a question about these candlesticks...do you put some kind of "nail" or something in the top to stick the candle onto so that it won't fall off? Just wondering...
Thanks so much!
Have a wonderful day,
You are so creative,I love these. I do keep bits and pieces,just in case.
This is such a great idea.
With chunky candles the posts look as though they were made for the job!
We are terrible for keeping hold of every piece of wood, you just never know when it will come in handy! Anything we know we really won't use, gets given to a family friend for his fire wood!
Even metal things, if we don't have a use, goes to the scrap yard, I don't think there is much that is actually ever thrown away!