Happy Monday, friends!
You guys know one of my favorite things to do is to figure out a way to DIY a high-end
product that is out of my budget and share it with those of you in the same boat. I love
my new Four Arm Candelabra, if you can squeeze glue out of a bottle and drive
to your local Ace Hardware you've got the skills, and can have one too!
I'd seen these gorgeous candelabras here and there, but this Dining Al Fresco post by
Mandy @ Waiting on Martha last summer was the one that made me take notice, and
search them out. Sadly, they were $600 each, waaaay out of my candelabra budget!
When I started out I had no idea that I would be able to replicate it this closely,
I was just hoping for the general idea. Between pieces from Home Depot, Lowes and
Hobby Lobby it came together and is the exact dimensions of the original
Dunes & Duchess inspiration piece - 25" x 16".
SUPPLIES & HOW TO:
Cost: Just under $50 including labor
These are the pieces I used, but it's not necessary to use the exact styles if you can't
However, I was way more excited than anyone should be when I spied the the
pieces with the carved rings - you see those on the original, right? So you might
want to hunt high and low for those if you're that type. :)
The pieces on the bottom right (use four) are glued on top of the pieces top left to create
the candle holders.
The base, bun feet and top finial (two to a pkg, use one).
9" traditional leg
Before beginning I took a dowel, a bun foot and four decorative candle holder pieces
to Ace Hardware for them to align the arms and drill the holes.
ABSOLUTELY worth $10!
My finished arms are 16" from outside edge to outside edge.
(I had a dowel, but you'll need to add it to your supply list - 1/2" x 32")
This is what you'll get back from the helpful hardware man!
All pieces fit together very snug and secure.
I adhered the decorative wood pieces with Gorilla Glue, following the
manufacturer's instructions.Several of my pieces had double threaded screws in them,
I removed them with pliers before beginning. I left it on the bun foot above since the
rings below had a hole in the center. If the glue was visible I used a toothpick to clean it
up before it dried completely. After gluing I held the pieces together firmly for
several minutes before moving on to the next piece.
Apparently I didn't think you needed any more photos after that or I was
so excited to see it come together I blasted through it!
Atop the 9" traditional leg is a decorative piece from Hobby Lobby
(see above, my supply list shows two, but I ended up only using one)
then the arms and top finial from Lowes (see above).
To keep my candles from leaning I put rubber bands around the bottom to help
them fit tightly in the candle holder.
WARNING - DISCLAIMER:
This is wood, it will catch on fire and burn your house down!!!
The Hobby Lobby packaging indicates the wood candle holders are not to be used with
candles, as in lit candles!
So, there's more to these pretty little candelabras, they're available in
a variety of painted colors ~ indecision ~ to paint or not to paint??
Tune in tomorrow for more...
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