Sorry for the lack of posts lately!
My parents got me the whole Twilight series for Mother's Day.....needless to say, I've been doing a lot of reading!
I saw this picture from Pottery Barn a few months ago, and have been dying to have TALL candlesticks.
Then, I saw a post over at Impatienty Praying for Patience. She turned newel posts (kind of like a banister) into tall candlesticks. I knew I had to try this!
- Unfinished wood Table Legs (found @ Lowe's. Home Depot does not carry these)
- Unfinished wood Circles (found @ Michael's) in these sizes:
- 4 in, 7 in, 10 in (2 of each)
- Wood Glue or Gorilla Glue
- Spray paint
I went to my local Lowe's, and found these beauties.
I loved how chunky they were, and the details were nice too.
I picked up some wood circles from Michael's:
I started by sawing off part of my table legs. I thought they were a little too thick at the bottom
Next, using Gorilla Epoxy glue, I attached the legs to the 10" circles
While those were drying, I worked on the "top" of my candlesticks.
Take the 4 inch circle, and the 7 inch circle, and glue them together.
Then, glue the "top circles" to the top of your candlestick, like this:
(turned them upside down; this will insure a better bond w/the glue)
Next, spray paint!
After a few light coats; Voila!
Some more shots:
I love them!
The BEST part?
Total Cost: $25 for each candlestick!
Linkin' up at these fab sites:
Life in the Pitts
Blue Cricket Design
The Shabby Chic Cottage
Fireflies and Jelly Beans
Night Owl Crafting
Creations by Kara
A few of my Favorite Things
Fingerprints on the Fridge
Fun to Craft
Tatertots and Jello
Funky Junk Interiors