Last year I made these Candlesticks and more. Recently when I freshened up my fireplace I changed up my candlesticks and took out a few of them. The one on the far right (brown) and the one that matches it (white). They’ve been hanging around the living room for a couple of weeks.
I was looking for something easy to work on so I grabbed them and took them outside.
Then I started looking through my stash of scrap pieces.
This is a piece of wood I practiced on with my router. You know what that green paint means don’t you? Yep, that board (when it was much larger) cost me .51 cents.
I used my jigsaw to cut the middle section out of the spindle, leaving a short piece on the bottom. I drilled a hole to allow me to insert a nail.
I also cut the top (finial) off. I used my Quick-Grip Clamp to hold the finial so I could drill a hole in it.
I drilled a hole in the top and the bottom of the 1x (holding it with my clamp). An internet friend of mine was drilling a board while holding it, the drill slipped and ended up taking off her thumbnail. It was NOT pretty folks!
I inserted a nail in both ends of the 1x to help stabilize the spindle pieces.
With a nail in both ends the display stand stood easily on itself while the Gorilla Glue dried.
I painted the stands with some oops paint. Jamie gave me two of these cute appliques a year ago for Christmas. I’ve been saving them. The Shanty girls made some as Christmas gifts last year.
This one is the shorter of the two. I decided that I like the natural color of the applique. What do you think? Would you have painted it? Next week, I’ll show you the one I made the next day. I plan to use these at Jamie’s shower. I still need to add a clip of some sort. I’ve played around with some, but haven’t decided what I’m doing yet.
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