Friday, April 6, 2018

Repurposed Metal and Spindle Candle Holders

Candice is my name and junkin is my game!  I love the thrill of the hunt and I love repurposing my found treasures into other things.  One of my fave things lately is repurposing old lamp parts, light fixtures and spindles into candle holders.



How to use repurposed metal and spindles to make candle holders

As I showed in my Easter table post, I picked up a bunch of metal pieces when I went to the Nashville Flea Market.  They were from old lamps and old light fixtures. I was drawn to the rust and patina.  I'm working on a few different projects with them.  First is candle holders.


repurposed metal and spindle candle holders from old lamp parts


Some of the metal pieces were quite rusty, so after cleaning them, I used matte finish clear spray to seal them.



Use Matte finish spray to keep rust protected


The matte finish keeps the original finish but adds a layer of protection.


How to use repurposed metal and spindles to make candle holders


I stuck candles in/on the pieces.


How to use repurposed metal and spindles to make candle holders


To round out the set, I used my candle stick spindles.  I've used these all over my home.


How to use repurposed metal and spindles to make candle holders


I also found these spindles at the flea market.


How to make wooden candle holders from spindles


I chopped them down with my miter saw.


How to cut down wooden spindles to make candle holders


Then I sanded the edges a bit.


How to cut down wooden spindles to make candle holders


I added a battery operated tea light because I didn't want to worry about burning the candle sticks, or my table, or my house!!  


How to make wooden candle holders from spindles


I love the vintage metal and vintage wood all mixed together on my table.


How to use repuposed metal and wooden spindles to make candle holders




How to use repuposed metal and wooden spindles to make candle holders



How to use repuposed metal and wooden spindles to make candle holders


How to use repuposed metal and wooden spindles to make candle holders


How to use repuposed metal and wooden spindles to make candle holders


I wish I knew where these items came from.  How cool would it be to know where they've been?!
I'll just have to be content to love them repurposed in my home!




2 comments:

  1. I love these! They are so unique and different! Saying Hi from homespunhabits.com
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