Yes, it that time of the month again so welcome to the May Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop. Today I have quite a long post with lots of pictures so instead of make it longer explaining what is this challenge about, you can read last month and you’ll find out. I did a two-tone sideboard makeover which I really love.
My inspiration this month comes from Debra at Shoppe No. 5. If you don’t know her blog you have to visit it, she is very talented and it’s full of ideas, like her inspiration post. She had some mismatched candle holders and updated them just with paint, which gave them a cohesive look and seem to be part of the same set. They look great wherever she places them.
So with that thought in mind, I went to my special pile of scrap wood to choose how to make my own candle holders, or what I call my own version of candle holders DIY. I used a bit of everything, bed and chair legs, coasters… I didn’t mind they would look quite odd before painting them because I was sure they were going to look awesome when I finished with them.
I have two crates full of bits and pieces. Any piece of junk I find curbside, or that belongs to a headboard, chair or whatever I makeover, I keep it for future projects.
I had only three chunky bed legs so I was not going to use them on furniture, but I was sure they will look great as part of the candle holders DIY version.
So let’s start on how I did them, right?
How to make candle holders DIY
I will make a list of the things you need in case you want to give this project a try. You may find affiliate links for your convenience.
- Bed posts, chair legs… any scrap wood you have laying around
- Brads (optional)
- Miter saw
- Chalk paint or in my case the homemade (DIY Chalk paint)
After playing a while with the possibilities, I decided to use this for one candle holder. The second one would be the same but I cut the chair leg longer so the second one would be taller.
If you notice I didn’t remove the dovel because once glued it would make the whole thing stronger.
I added some glue to the top part, and then placed the bed leg.
Some more glue and I was about to finish the first one. After placing the coaster on top I was done with the first one.
You can add a brad if you want to the top to make it stronger. Glue is your best friend here.
As I said before, I did two exactly the same but one was taller than the other.
Two out of three waiting to be painted, yay!!
Time for the third candle holder!
I was running out of proper pieces to make it, so I used two coasters, the last chunky bed leg, and two pieces of this old footboard turned into coat rack. If you visit the post you’ll see the white lines on it.
Now you don’t need too much explanation, I glued everything the best way it looked for me and set it aside to dry.
The next day I was spray painting some furniture so I sprayed painted the candle holders too. It took me literally 5 minutes to paint the three. I just love my HomeRight!!
Here’s a picture of the last one. Paint really makes everything better.
You can’t tell this is made out of scrap wood.
But these two are my favorites.
Love the shape and how smooth they are thanks to the paint sprayer. I have them on the entryway and they get a lot of attention from people coming home.
Do you remember I talked about last month challenge and a two-tone sideboard? Well, I sold it because I found a massive sideboard curbside that was going to fit on our entryway better, and here it is. I promise a post soon, you can’t imagine how it looked before!
Last picture, pinky promise!!
I hope you like my candle holders DIY as much as I do, and I’d love to see your own in case you decide to give this a try. It’s not difficult at all!
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Now let’s see what other things Pinterest inspired! Head over and visit the other hosts to see what they crafted, cooked, built, or tried!
Erlene – My Pinterventures • Lauren – Mom Home Guide
Debbee – Debbee’s Buzz • Laurie – My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies
Bri – Halfpint Design • Julie – Sum of their Stories
Lisa – Blogghetti • T’onna – Sew Crafty Crochet
Pili – My Sweet Things • Debra – Shoppe No. 5
Roseann – This Autoimmune Life • Terri – Our Good Life
Chelc – Inside The Fox Den • Cherryl – Farm Girl Reformed
Leslie – Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After
Kelley – Simply Inspired Meals • Joanne – Our Unschooling Journey
Jenny – Cookies Coffee and Crafts • Gail – Purple Hues and Me
Rebecca – Hello Central Avenue • Jenna – The Painted Apron
Beverly – Across the Boulevard • Habiba – Craftify My Love
Kristie – Teadoddles • Shirley – Intelligent Domestications
Kelli – The Olympic Nest • Lydia – Lydia’s Flexitarian Kitchen
Michelle – Our Crafty Mom • Emily – Domestic Deadline