Learn how to make wooden candlesticks using repurposed spindles! This is a farmhouse home decor diy that anyone can do on a budget!!
So….if you’ve been around for any length of time you probably already know about my love for old spindles! I repurpose them for all sorts of things and today I’m going to show you how to repurpose them into wooden candlesticks. This is a super cheap DIY that doesn’t take a lot of time or fancy skills. Anybody can do this one and create something new (from something old) for their home. Let’s take a look at what you’ll need and how to do it!
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Wooden Candlesticks DIY Supplies List:
- Wooden Spindles
- White Lightning from Dixie Belle
- Wood Filler or Dixie Belle Mud
- Wooden Circle Toppers
- Tobacco Road Voodoo Gel from Dixie Belle
- Fluff from Dixie Belle
- Up In Smoke Voodoo Gel from Dixie Belle
- White Best Dang Wax
- Chip Brushes
- Water Bottle
- Artist Brush Set
- E6000 Glue
Wooden Candlesticks DIY Tutorial:
- Before you begin, be sure that your spindles are clean by using a product like White Lightening from Dixie Belle. You will also want to fill any holes that are in the spindles you are going to repurpose. This can be done with wood filler or with a product like Dixie Belle Mud. Be sure that your filler is dry and has been stained before you begin the next steps. I stained my wood filler spots with Dixie Belle’s Voodoo Gel in the color Tobacco Road.
- Next, use the Dixie Belle Voodoo Gel in Tobacco Road and an old rag or t-shirt to stain your wooden round topper. Let that dry.
- Now, use the color Fluff and your chip brush to coat your topper and spindles with a base coat. While doing this, just be careful not to fill in the nooks and crannies. Then, while it’s wet, be sure to wipe it back with a rag. If you need help removing the paint, you can mist areas with your water bottle to reactivate it.
- Once you are satisfied with the first coat, combine a bit of the Voodoo Gel in the colors Tobacco Road and Up In Smoke. Use that combination to dry brush over the white. You can always use your rag and /or spray bottle to smudge your paint or remove more as needed.
- To finalize everything, use the White Best Dang Wax and a small artist brush to “paint” the crevices. Be sure to wipe those areas back with a rag to remove an excess wax.
- When everything is dry, glue your wooden round topper to the spindle using E6000 glue.
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