04.07.2010

DIY Candlesticks


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I saw these awesome candlesticks over at Drab to Fab and knew I had to make some.  And I thought great big ones would perfectly fill out this empty corner I had next to my dining room table.  So I took a trip to Home Depot for some 4×4’s.  To say I stood out at Home Depot would be an understatement.  I had no idea what I was doing or where I was going.  But I found the 4×4’s and a crazy old guy to cut them for me.  (Honestly I was nervous for him to operate a power tool…)  He seemed really perplexed by what I was doing since I was asking for various lengths.  I explained it to him but I still don’t think he got it.  ANYWAY…

I bought the tops and bottoms at Michaels and glued them on with Gorilla glue.  Then I painted them with a white-ish paint I had, and stained them with the infamous Ralph Lauren Smoke glaze (FYI Home Depot informed me they will no longer be selling Ralph Lauren… recession I guess).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The total cost of these was suuuuuuper cheap.  I forget how much the 4×4 was but I don’t think it was more than $12.

I think they fit perfectly in the corner but I might have to spiff up the candles a bit!  (And why is one darker than the other??  Annoy)  How easy!  Thanks for the great idea Drab to Fab!

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