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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Comments

  1. lena on 2010.04.07

    So you glued the top and bottoms on but how did you do the sides? Hammer and nails? This IS awesome and i wouldn’t mind whipping some of these up mahself.. Thanks for sharing

    And the quote is spot on.

  2. Es on 2010.04.07

    No you don’t have to do anything to the sides. The piece of wood comes in that shape (it’s solid through the middle) so really all you need to do it glue the top and bottom on!!! Too easy!

  3. lena on 2010.04.07

    oh okay i get it.. i checked out the ones on drab to fab. Yours are better than the ones on there.

  4. Someday Crafts on 2010.04.16

    These are AWESOME!!! I want to make some! I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my “featured” button.

  5. Someday Crafts on 2010.04.16

    These are AWESOME!!! I want to make some! I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my “featured” button.

  6. kirstin on 2010.04.17

    These are fantastic!
    We have a friday fun finds party that’s still going- we’d love it if you’d link up.

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