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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Upcycled Spindle Candle Sticks

Hello ladies!
Hope you are having a great week!
Today I'd like to share with you one of my latest projects, a set of candle sticks made from wooden spindles.
For this project, I enlisted the aide of my handy hubby, who put the candlesticks together for me (as well as cut the wooden tops!).  Anyway, I'll show you what they started out life as, but first let's take a look at the final product!
 When I first spotted a bunch of these new unfinished wooden spindles at the thrift shop earlier this summer, I quickly snatched them up!  I just knew that they would be the making of a fun project!  Candle sticks were the first thing that came to mind, as they are one of my very favorite things to transform.
 I just so happened to find three unfinished wooden bases at another craft shop and thought they would be perfect as the bottoms of the candle sticks.
 I really love the shape of these spindles!  The shorter two are identical, and the taller one is of a different shape.  I think that just makes things a bit more interesting!  I didn't have anything to use for the tops of the candle sticks, so hubby bought a new piece of  wood for me, cut them to size, and assembled everything with screws and wood glue.  (so glad to have a handy guy around!!)
 I then painted them all a nice crisp white, and distressed them to further enhance their curves!

I love the look!  I have several more of the shorter spindles, just waiting to be transformed!  This set is now in my Etsy shop, if you are interested.  
Have a great day!  Now go out and find something to paint!!
I'm linking up with Kathleen over at Faded Charm for White Wednesday,
and Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday,
two of my favorite days of the week!


Susan EvelynAndRose said...

They came out terrific, Donna! So nice to have a handy hubby around. What a great job on the bases & top, and of course your paint job. :)
Happy WW!
- Susan

Myric said...

You did a wonderful job!

Musings from Kim K. said...

How nice that your husband is recruited for your fabulous projects. Beautiful transformation, Donna.

Tete said...

I love them, too!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh you just have a way of beautifying the world, Donna!!! These are fabulous!!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Very nice!

Debbiedoos said...

Those look awesome Donna! So fun to bring new life with paint.

cheryl said...

oh these are just so beautiful really wonderful blog you have here bless you for popping over too see me hugs cherylxxx

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

What a great idea, Donna. I think I have a spindle just like your mismatched one. I'll have to see if my hubby can be as handy as yours!!!

Ido said...

I love these Donna! now they just need some glittered candles with Paris images don't you think?
Have a great Wednesday!

Debbie said...

You just keep getting better and better at creating wonderful pieces, Donna!

john said...

Oh this is such a clever idea ! they look great and will take quite a big chunky candle too ...lovely.
Gail x

Unknown said...

I can just see cute as pie pumpkins on these!! So great.

Jilly said...

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