I had four chair legs left from a previous craft project (posted on Thriftyfun a few months ago). Rather than discard them, I made them into candlestick holders.
Total Time: 90 minutes
discarded spindle style chair legs
circular rounds for stand on top of candlestick holder
First, I cut two of the four chairs legs shorter than the height of the other two chair legs. Then, I cut a circular piece of wood to fit onto top of chair leg which had been turned upside down and attached it with a screw in the middle. Then, I primed the chair legs before painting.
Next, I painted the chair legs with a brown paint but you can use whatever colored you want. I wanted something neutral. Let dry completely.
Then, using a sponge, I dipped the sponge into a lighter color of paint and dabbed it all over. This gave it an antique, marbled look. Let dry completely.