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Here are the steps to make your own candlesticks.
- Wooden furniture legs
- 4” plant saucer (either terracotta or bamboo)
- 6” terracotta plant saucer
- Sahara Desert: Colorantic Chalk Based Paint
- Colorantic Colour Black Wax
- Colorantic Clear Wax
- 35mm Oval Brush by Colorantic
- Colorantic Sanding Blocks
- Shop Towels (they won’t leave lint)
- Colorantic Mango Soap to clean my brush (I love this stuff)
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.
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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