Kristen's pipe/wood bookshelf!? Can you believe that she and her Dad made these? It's SO good!!
and Lindsay's outdoor dining table!! LOVE the mix of chairs with the natural wood table and buffalo check runner.
When I think about fall, I instantly think about cozying up with blanket and a good book by a fireplace or candlelight. So I decided to make a few candlesticks!
One of my first design jobs was interning at an interior design firm for model homes. I loved install day because we got to pick accessories and style the home - one of my favorite ways to style a coffee table was to add three candlesticks at varying heights. It's one of the easiest, foolproof ways to style a table because you have a grouping of three (odd numbers are good), variety of height (creates interest by keeping your eye moving) and typically a variety in shapes since they are all a little different. It works well alone, or throw in a tray and a stack of books and your good to go!
I've had a few packs of wood shims laying around in our garage for a few months, and decided that making candlesticks out of them would be perfect! Before I get any further, I should say that you never want to burn an open flame near any flammable surface, so these would work for electronic candles. k :)
1/2 sheet 1/4" MDF
1 pack of long wood shims
Primer + Gold spray paint
Here's how we did it!
I overlapped the panels so that the overall width was 4 1/4"
I continued until I glued the third side, then I measured down 2" (measure and make two marks so it is level) for my center plate. My candle was 3" so, I wanted it to stick out 1". Put a bead of glue on all sides of the square, line up with the dots and hold it in place.
Apply the 4th side, make sure that everything is in place and let it dry completely.
Next, start attaching your wood shims. Place the shim on the candlestick and mark the underside with a pencil. Cut with a chop saw (always cut on the outside of your mark so it isn't short)
and glue in place.
Tape or clamp any wood shims that pull away when drying (the thin ones tend to do that)
After it has dried completely, fill any cracks or imperfections with wood filler.
Let it dry, then sand with a fine grit sandpaper.
I finished mine with primer and gold spray paint, Krylon 18 karat Gold.
When sanding, I left a lot of the wood grain, the metallic spray paint helps to bring out the variances.
I also added an abstract black and white tree pillow (Marimekko, from Crate and Barrel outlet a few years ago)
Thanks so much to Kristen and Lindsay for having me! Make sure to continue the home tour tomorrow with Gabbi from Retro Ranch Reno and follow along for the rest of the month!!
1 – Kristen and Lindsay
2 – Sarah from Sarah M. Dorsey Designs
3 – Gabbi from Retro Ranch Reno
4 – Brittany from Brittany Makes
5 – Jesse from Scout & Nimble
6 – Julia from Cuckoo 4 Design
7 – Carolyn from Sweet Chaos Home
8 – Jennifer from The Chronicles of Home
9 – Bethany from Dwellings by Devore
10 – Carmel from Our Fifth House
11 – Kristin from The Hunted Interior
12 – Anneke from This That & Life
13 – Michelle from Décor and the Dog
14 – Cassie from Primitive & Proper
15 – Ally from From the Right Bank
16 – Shannon from Shannon Berrey Designs
17 – Danika from Gorgeous Shiny Things
18 – Kristin from Bliss at Home
19 – Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof
20 – Jessica from Dear Emmeline
21 – Kelly from View Along the Way
22 – Sarah from Lacquer and Linen
23 – Eileen from A Creative Day Blog
24 – Sarah from Royal Marigold
25 – Lori from Lori May Interiors
26 – Jennifer from Dimples and Tangles
27 – Caitlin from Desert Domicile
28 – Sherry from Design Indulgence
29 – Lakeitha from Lakeitha Duncan Lifestyle Blog
30 – Shavonda from A Home Full of Color and Whitney from The Curtis Casa.
31 – Angela from Number Fifty-three and Jennifer from Brave New Home.