In short, I wanted some large, pillar candle holders but I didn't want to spend 3 therapy sessions worth of money to do so. A few days ago I was at Kohl's where they had pillar holders on clearance, but even on sale it would have cost me about $140 for three of them. Booooo...Hissss.... Plus, I think I have already paid for the CEO of Kohl's to send all of his kids to college. So then I remembered my obsession with this website, and I read a post a while back that gave me a brilliant idea. Now instead of giving up therapy and sending more kids to college that aren't mine, I found a way to display big candles in style without breaking the bank. Here's what you'll need to do.
FIRST - Go to your nearest home improvement store and look in the lumber section for table legs. (Not to be confused with "turkey" legs. This is not the Renaissance Festival or Thanksgiving at your Grandma's. Home improvement people. HOME IMPROVEMENT.) Here are the three that I picked out:
SECOND: Turn them over.
See? Things are taking shape already. The biggest one cost me $19.98, the medium was $12.98, and the smallest was $9.98.
THIRD: I bought these toppers at Michael's for 59 cents.
Glue them to the tops (technically bottoms) of your legs and let dry completely.
FOURTH: I broke out some stain that I had leftover from a previous project, and applied it to the legs.
FIFTH: I sprayed a layer of clear spray paint (again, leftover from a previous project), and topped with cheap candles from Wal Mart. Here is the finished product:
Not bad, eh? I think they are awesome. Here's the cost breakdown:
Spray paint: FREE
GRAND TOTAL: $48
Not to mention that my total time invested was less than 2 hours. Except now that I mentioned that, I suppose I can't really say "not to mention". 'Cuz I just did. Why do we say that? Oh well, not the point. The point is, AREN'T THESE AWESOME?!