Thursday, April 5, 2018

DIY Rustic Wood Candlesticks

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I was at Lowes the other day finding some wood for a different project and came across these cute wood bun feet. Can I just say that it's super weird to actually call them that :) I was toying around with the idea of what to do with them, and decided that if they were placed together they would make the perfect candlestick! So, next I went to Michaels for another project, and found these perfect circle plaques. I know I could have cut my own, but when they are on sale for 60 cents a piece, it's a no brainer.

This project is pretty simple to do and you can get a cute, large candlestick out of it for about $15!

Here's the supplies:
2 Wood Bun Feet
2 Wood circle plaques (about 5-6" in diameter and 1" thick)
Wood Glue
Drill
Finishing supplies (I used Walnut wood stain, petroleum jelly, white acrylic paint, sandpaper)
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Step 1:  Since the feet have bolts in them, instead of spending the time trying to get them out or cut them down, I decided it would be perfect to screw them into the wood plaques instead. So, I found the center of each plaque and marked it.
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 Step 2: I then found a drill bit about the same size as the bolts, and drilled a little over halfway through the plaques. I tested each hole with the bolt to see if it was deep enough, if it wasn't, I drilled just a tad bit further until it fit flush.
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 Step 3: I then glued all the pieces together. I placed glue in the holes and around the bottom side of each plaque. I also placed glue in the middle of the bun feet. Once everything was glued, I sat it on the counter and put a couple of books on top to weigh it down until the glue had time to adhere properly.
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 This is what it looked like all put together.
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 Step 4: Finish it. First, I applied walnut wood stain to the entire piece. I actually loved it this color, and kept it that way a for a few days. But, my curiosity got the best of me and I wanted to see it painted and distressed.  So, I added some petroleum jelly to strategically random areas of it.
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 I then painted it with white acrylic paint. This took about 3 coats for full coverage.
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 After it was completely dried, I took some sandpaper and started sanding. The places that come up easily is where the petroleum jelly was placed. I sanded until I was happy with the amount of distressing.

The white fits my decor beautifully...along with all my other candlesticks.
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 Here it is in brown. I seriously love this brown. I'll be going back to get all the supplies to make a few more of these so I can keep a couple in brown :)
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 You would never have thought this came from two bun feet! It adds the perfect farmhouse decor element to any vignette.
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 I can't wait to play around with these more throughout the house. Either using them by themselves as cute little plant stands. Or....possibly, as they are intended, with actual candles on them :) lol
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I just love wasting time at hardware stores finding stuff that could become something else!

Which one is your fave? The brown or the white? I can't decide!

Interested in this project? By similar bun feet below from Amazon!



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