When you are a furniture
hoarder collector like I am that means you normally end up with random furniture pieces laying around. My garage is currently littered with leftover dresser drawers, mantle pieces, and table legs. Sure, you can always add those things to a different piece of furniture (I love to switch it up sometimes) but its even more fun when you can come up with an out of the box, completely different solution for your leftover pieces!
And that’s exactly what inspired this DIY project! Those spare table legs lying around got my wheels turning! I realized that the structure looked so much like the Pottery Barn style candle pillars I had my eye on recently!
Unfortunately when I sat down to do this project all of my table legs were spoken for… but that’s ok… New ones were less than $5 at my local Home Depot! And while I was in the aisle I found these casing squares that I also knew would be perfect for my little candle decor project! With the help of a few dollar store items, my favorite chalk paint, and less than 30 minutes on a rainy afternoon… boom! Gorgeous DIY candle decor! Less than 30 minutes to complete and less than $20 to make!
Materials: (for 2 candle pillars and matching vase)
- 2 Table Legs (Different heights look best. I used a 6 inch and a 9 inch)
- 2 “Button Rosette” Molding Squares (Found in the same aisle as the table legs at your local Home Depot).
- 2 Regular Nails
- 2 Glass Jar Containers with Metal Lid (Found at my local Dollar Store).
- Roll of Twine
- Super Glue
- Hot Glue Gun
- Favorite Chalk Paint (I used Dixie Belle Mineral Paint in “Buttercream” with their Gilding wax in “Bronze”)
- Favorite Fake Flowers (I buy 90% of my fake floral from Wayfair! Here is the link to the exact peonies I purchased! They look and feel great! Wayfair Peony Bunch
- Step One: Remove screw from base of table leg. This is super easy and quickly done with pliers! Just give a few gentle twists and then pull!
- Step Two: Attach the square “rosette” or other wood square base to the candle stick using a nail. I used a sturdy and thick general construction nail so only one was needed.
- Step Three: Attach the metal jar lid to the top of the table leg with super glue.
- Step Four: After the glue has dried paint the candle pillar in your favorite chalk paint! (Because this is composed of two different materials, wood and metal, I chose chalk paint because it easily adheres to both without any prep work!)
- Step Five (Optional): Lightly distress your candle pillar with sand paper and use a dark or metallic wax to accent your piece.
- Step Six (Optional): Attach your favorite ribbon or twine along the base and around the edges of the top and bottom of your candle pillar using a hot glue gun. Attach the ribbon around the lip of one (or both!) of the glass containers to make an adorable matching vase!
DONE! How easy was that?! Now you have a cute Farmhouse Style DIY Candle Decor that takes less than 30 minutes to complete and cost you less than $20 to make! Yay! I hope you love this tutorial as much as I loved making it! Let me know in the comments if you try it out!