These DIY Candlesticks are just in time for the Holidays!
I love a great challenge! Sandra from Sawdust Girl issued a challenge to make something from your scrap pile. My scrap pile may not be like your scrap pile, because I hoard fun stuff that makes awesome projects. Granted, I do have the regular scrap pile with scraps of lumber too. . .
But these diy candlesticks are made out of random
Make DIY Candlesticks out of Bedposts
These are some headboard parts left over from a headboard bench I made.
Cut bed posts on miter saw
I trimmed both ends off of the two bed posts.
Round bases for DIY candlesticks
This is the perfect way to get some round tops and bottoms for candlesticks.
Chair parts and spindles
You can see that I’ve had these chair parts for quite a while—in fact I would guess I’ve had them for at least 6 years. I actually made some other candlesticks and finials years ago out random items.
Cut to varying lengths
I began trimming the chair legs into different heights.
Combine spindles and bases
After getting some bits and pieces, I started designing my new candlesticks.
I just LOVE playing with bits and pieces. Doing easy projects like this really makes me happy.
Look for random scrap pieces for your base
Can you guess what parts I grabbed from this scrap pile? Yep, those random square blocks that came off of this drawer I used for a headboard bench. I knew when I took them off of the drawer they would make great bases for candlesticks.
Square base on chair legs
Because the above parts are squared, I decided that it would be nice to leave some squared off pieces on a couple of the chair legs.
See? Aren’t they a perfect pair?
Repair dowel holes
There were some repairs I needed to make. Instead of filling the large dowel hole, I used an extra dowel and some Gorilla Wood Glue to fill the hole, then cut it flush with my Dremel Multi-Max, then switched out the head so I could sand it.
Attach bits and pieces with wood glue and brad nails
It was fun putting all the pieces together like a puzzle. You can see where I patched the holes on these chair legs.
Paint diy candlesticks
Time to paint! Painting these by hand would not be fun at all. All those turned chair legs? They were begging for the Homeright Finish Max treatment! As always, I started painting them upside down.
Of course I used my old standby of diy chalky paint primer in some new oops paint.
Glaze scrap pile candlesticks
I love their mismatched look!!!