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
These are some headboard parts left over from a headboard bench I made.
I trimmed both ends off of the two bed posts.
This is the perfect way to get some round tops and bottoms for candlesticks.
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.
I began trimming the chair legs into different heights.
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.
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.
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?
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.
After plugging the hole I patched it with some wood filler. I used my Ryobi nail gun and wood glue to secure all the pieces together.
It was fun putting all the pieces together like a puzzle. You can see where I patched the holes on these chair legs.
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.
I wanted a nice glazed look for my candlesticks so I used some Heirloom Traditions dark umber wax.
I love their mismatched look!!!
I used three of them to make this fabulous arrangement in the living room.