Last Updated on February 26, 2013 by Kristi Linauer
Please forgive me. I forgot…AGAIN…to take pictures of the finished reupholstered wingback chair. I’m going to stop making promises, because frankly, being as tired as I am while I’m making the final push to finish up John & Alice’s family room and kitchen, I just can’t make any guarantees. I was at my mom’s house all day yesterday working on the second wingback chair. We did finish it, though…at 10:00pm!!
So the most that I can guarantee is that I’ll TRY to remember. (I really need an assistant!!)
Anyway, in the absence of chair pictures, I thought I’d share a super easy project with you—these DIY candlesticks. All three cost me about $6…
A while back, I purchase these staircase spindles from a thrift store. I think I paid about $2 for each of them.
Using my handy miter saw, I cut off the excess bottom portions.
I also cut them to varying heights.
Then I used some scrap 1” x 3” MDF boards that I had on hand, and cut out nine squares.
Six of the squares were the same size, while I cut three of them a bit smaller.
Then I glued and nailed two of them to the bottom of each spindle (one big one and one small one), and then glued and nailed a big one to the top of each spindle.
After that, I did a little sanding, priming, painting, and then sanding again to distress the finish. The result was three pretty little candlesticks that cost about $6.
Not to shabby for six dollars, right? And I think they make a beautiful addition to John & Alice’s fireplace mantel.
The mantel still needs a little somethin’, but it’s getting there!
I love how this is turning out, and I especially love that it’s a collection of DIY projects…including the mantel!! If you missed any of these projects, you can see them here: mantel, painting, and wood shim mirror.
So have you ever made anything out of spindles? I have now made these candlesticks, and the fancy chalkboard that I shared with you yesterday. They’re so pretty and come in such a variety of shapes and sizes. I feel like there are probably a thousand project that can be made with them! If you have any brilliant ideas, or have a project that you’ve already made with them, please share!
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