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How to Make Floor Candlesticks?

I was looking for some floor candlesticks but got a sticker shock when I realized how much they cost in retail stores. So, I decided to make my own. It was surprising how easy it was. Here’s how.

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Here are the steps to make your own candlesticks.



If you’re using brand new furniture legs from a hardware store, you can move into the next step, once you’ve removed the screw from the top. If you’re using furniture legs that you’ve drifted or spares from old projects, you’ll have to clean and sand the legs and remove any nuts or screws meant to attach them to furniture.

    Steps to follow

    Using glue, I attached a plant saucer to each end, making sure to center the leg on the saucer. I used 6” terracotta saucers for the base of the tall candlesticks.
    Once the glue had cured, it was time to paint. If the legs are made of pine or another type of wood that bleeds, you’ll have to prime with a blocking primer. Otherwise, paint the whole piece in the colour of your choice.
    Lightly sand, add a second coat and lightly sand again.

    Finishing Touches

     Either add a top coat of clear wax to the entire piece and then use your coloured wax to add some depth and detail.

    In Conclusion

    Buying this from a retail store is expensive. Making your own means you can customize it to fit your decor.

    1. Clean your furniture legs, if used/old
    2. Remove nuts or screws
    3. Glue your leg to plant saucer
    4. Prime, if required
    5. Paint two coats with light sanding in between
    6. Protect with either topcoat or clear wax
    7. Add coloured wax for depth/interest

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