I am super excited to share this new DIY with you. Introducing antique balusters turned into candlesticks! This is an easy one and you won't even break a sweat!
First things first-- Find some old balusters! I got mine at ReStore Habitat For Humanity in Independence, Missouri. If you prefer not to go the antique route, Home Depot carries them too!
You'll also need:
wood screws, 2" in length (2) per candlestick
pine circle plaques--found mine at Michael's (2) per candlestick- Online here.
saw--I used a miter saw
The first step after gathering your supplies is cutting down the balusters. Mine needed cut on both ends to give them a flat surface to attach the wooden plaque to.
What do the wooden plaques do? One will act as a base to hold the candlestick up and the other will act as a base for the candle. **I used a slightly larger plaque for my bottom base because the balusters are top heavy. Highly recommended that you use a larger one too!
Decide the lengths you want each candlestick at and cut them down accordingly.
Now you will attach the plaques to each end of the candlestick. Measure or eyeball the center of your plaque with the candlestick in the center. Flip it over carefully, and drill one screw directly into the center. Hold the candlestick and plaque really tight as the candlestick wants to move during this process. If you have someone to help hold it still during this step, use them!
Once you've attached 2 plaques (one to each end of the candlestick), fill your screw holes with wood filler.
Allow it to dry and then gently sand off the excess so you are left with a smooth surface and no sign of the screw hole.
Now you will paint the plaques to match your candlesticks. I didn't want to take away from the gorgeous antique chippiness, so I tried my hardest to match the paint. It ended up working out and I am so pleased with the outcome.
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