Candlesticks made from table legs.



  • two table legs
  • package of candle cups ( these can be purchased at almost any hobby or craft store)
  • paint and aging varnish
  • wood glue
  • small squares of wood ( I purchased some of the little squares that are used to frame out windows and can be purchased at Lowes or Home Depot)

I made these candlesticks from some old table legs and some inexpensive candle cups.  It only took a few minutes to make and can be made from any size table legs.  Bigger legs would make great pillar candle holders.


Step 1.

I cut one of my table legs so that I could make two candleholders from it that were different lengths.  I left one of the legs long to make one tall candleholder.


Step 2.

Glue leg onto wooden square with wood glue.

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Step 3.

Using wood glue attach candle cup to top of table leg.

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Step 4.

Paint the candlesticks and let dry.  If you want to make them look aged lightly sand them to remove a little bit of paint on the edges.  Now take a rag dipped in a dark stain and rub in on the sanded areas.  I usually rub a little all over to give the whole candlestick an overall aged look.

About Elaine Kazinec

I have never met anyone who can't make wonderful things for their homes, friends, and family, only those who think they can't. The purpose of this blog is to show everyone how really simple most projects for the home are to make. When my husband and I bought our first home we were short on cash so I learned to be long on creativity. I have been told that I can make something wonderful out of nothing and that is true. You can too! Some of my favorite things are items that I found in someone's junk pile. I am going to show you how easy it really is. I hope you find the courage to jump in and attempt some of these projects. You will be amazed at how talented you really are.