When I shared my Thanksgiving tablescape, I promised I would show you how we made the repurposed votive candlesticks that I used in the center of the table. I am here today to fulfill that promise. These candlesticks would be great on your Christmas table as well.
This past summer, we made a coffee table out of old posts we picked up at Restore. We had a post left over from that coffee table and a table leg left over from the entry table we made. Instead of pitching the left over pieces, I thought they had loads of potential to become votive candlesticks.
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Supplies Used To Make Repurposed Votive Candlesticks:
- Wood Table Legs (or wood posts left over from another project)
- “Raw Silk” from Fusion Mineral Paint
- Antiquing Wax
- Flat Wood Bit
- Miter Saw
- Votive Candles
The candlesticks looked great, but I wanted them a different color.
I painted them “Raw Silk” from Fusion Mineral Paint.
When the paint dried, I rubbed Antiquing Wax over them.
The table leg that we cut down was a beautiful, natural wood so I left those candlesticks alone.
To make the votive holes in the top of the candlesticks, we used a Flat Wood Bit for the drill. I told Matt I wanted to try to do a couple. Can you tell which ones I did and which ones he did? Ha! Ha!
After this project, we want to invest in a Hole Saw Bit Set to make projects like this go a little smoother.
I didn’t paint the tops of the candlesticks because I liked the look of the raw wood.
I can’t believe how many candlesticks we were able to get from this project! I was also happy that it didn’t take long to get them all done. The longest part was waiting for the paint to dry. You can definitely get this done in under an hour.
If I were to buy wood candlesticks like this in a store, I would have spent a ton of money. Our Repurposed Votive Candlesticks are unique and cost nothing to make!