Monday, November 1, 2010

Old Table Leg Candle Holders

When I started Full of Great Ideas a couple of months ago, I had hoped I could do it with my sister Carol. Unfortunately, she is swamped with kids and work and isn't able to at this time. BUT she is sending me pictures of some of her amazing projects for me to share with you. 

As mentioned before, my sister lives in an old 1890ish farm house so she can use beautiful rustic pieces that I can't always use in my decor. Having said that, I could put these beautiful candle holders anywhere in my house and they would look amazing! So here is my sister's first beautiful and extremely simple contribution to Full of Great Ideas.  Thanks Carol!

Carol had an old kitchen table with legs five that she picked up at an auction.  She cut the table down to make a beautiful hall table and in doing so she only needed 4 legs. Thus leaving her with one beautiful hand turned spindle that could not go to waste.
 She cut the top off the spindle to make a flat surface and then cut the spindle into two staggered sizes.
 She spray paint them black (or oil rubbed bronze) and when they were dry, she distressed them slightly with sandpaper.
Put some Dollar store candles and berries on the top and TA DA!  Look what she made for $4!!!!

Aren't they beautiful?  I only wish she had another leg so I could get a set of my own.  I will just have to keep my eyes open at local thrift shops and on 'large' item garbage nights.

Thanks again Carol.


  1. THese are so cool! I love them. Great Fall decor! Thanks for sharing.

  2. What interesting legs. They make nice and chunky candle holders.

  3. Those look SO cute! Ive never seen legs like that... weird!!

    - Michelle @ Bunch of Craft

  4. What a great idea. I love them! I wish I had an old ornamental table leg lying around to make into candle holders! Beautiful!
    I linked over here from Fierflies and Jellybeans Show Off your Stuff :)

    Sarah @

  5. This is a great idea and one I never would have thought of. thank you.(-:

  6. Another great idea! Thanks for linking it up to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions too!

  7. Fabulous re-purpose idea! Your sis is very creative!

  8. Stephanie, yeah I'd say your sister did great on this. Just beautiful, and the possibilites are endless with decorating. How fun. Love that that leg got used. I host a weekly link party **Amaze me AUgust** and would love if you stopped by to link up, this or ANY other fun project. Thanks a TON. Bella :)

  9. Those ARE beautiful! I love the curves! jealous....

  10. ooo, what a great idea. Can't beat $4. These turned out so nice. 1890's farmhouse? I bet it's amazing! Thanks for sharing. I'd love for you to add this to my ”Sweets This Week” Link Party.

  11. What a great way to not waste the extras!! They look fantastic! :)

  12. I don't think I'll ever have a good reason to throw anything away again. Candle holders from table legs? Amazing.

  13. Great reuse of that extra table leg. Boy, would I love to have four just like it for a project I want to put together.

    Thanks for linking to my party. I look forward to having you join me each week. I'll be spotlighting you tonight in my showcase. ;)

    By the way, I just joined you as a follower.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  14. What color paint did your sister use on her walls - I like it so much!!!

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