When I saw THESE by Drab to Fab, I knew I must make them. Immediately. I had been on the hunt for the perfect candlesticks for a long time, but I could never find what I was looking for. Until now.
The best part? Well, there are really two best parts. They are super EASY, and super CHEAP.
I went a little crazy, and made three different sets. Set one was for my guest bath, set two for my hearth, and set three for my bedroom. Yay!! Here’s how I did it. (I’m sorry I don’t have any tutorial pics–these were made at night, and the light was horrible. ) I did not use the fence end pieces as they showed, because I already had materials that I could for them. I was so excited, because I already had everything to make them!
ITEMS YOU NEED:
- 4×4 post
- 1×6 wood board, or fence end pieces
- router (optional)
- spray paint
- stain or glaze
- nail gun
- Cut your post into the desired candlestick length.
- Cut your 1×6 inch wood into an even square. Since 6 inch wood is really about 5.5 inches (don’t ask me why they do that), your top and bottom pieces will be about 5.5 inches square, and hang over the post about 1.5 inches.
- Sand really well.
- If you have a router, and want the same look that the fence end pieces provide, router one side of the top and bottom pieces.
- Using your nail gun, attach the top and bottom pieces to the post. You want the routered edge facing up and one end (will be the bottom), and one facing down (the top–where you set the candle) on the other.
- Paint your candlestick. Let dry.
- I like mine really distressed, so I took my sander and went to town.
- I used a darker stain for this project, so it would look super antiqued. I used Dark Walnut, by Minwax.
These three sets were finished in about 30 minutes–plus another couple hours for the paint and stain to dry. I LOVE them!!!
Now I just need to find the perfect candles.