Recycled Chair Leg Candlestick Holders

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February 10, 2022

The finished candlesticks.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

Yield: 4


  • discarded spindle style chair legs
  • primer
  • paints
  • sponge
  • varnish
  • circular rounds for stand on top of candlestick holder
  • saw


  1. 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.
  2. Cutting a circle for the top of the candlestick.
    Adding tops to the chair legs.
  3. 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.
  4. Painting the chair leg brown.
  5. 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.
  6. Adding a lighter paint to the chair legs.

  7. Varnish and let dry.
  8. The finished candlesticks.
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