Last weekend Kurt and I were finally at home together for the WHOLE weekend. We’ve been pretty busy lately so a weekend at home is hard to come by. I, of course, had to do some sort of project and luckily there was a super easy one I had been concocting in my head. Often times, we have scraps of wood lying around from previous projects. I had my eye on a leftover piece of 4×4 post from our DIY Pottery Barn bed. A few different ideas ran through my head, but ultimately I decided it would make the perfect color-blocked candleholder for our bathroom window sill.
What I used for our color-blocked candleholder
- 4×4 post scrap
- Circular saw
- Measuring tape
- Pencil or sharpie
- Power drill
- 1 1/2in Spade drill bit
- 80 grit sandpaper and orbit sander
- Rustoleum Dark walnut stain
- Blue painters tape
- Gold matte spray paint
Kurt started out by sawing our 4×4 piece of scrap wood in half. I could have standed to have the candleholder longer but why not get two out of the deal? Once my piece was cut to size, I measured the length and divided it by 7. I had 6 candles so dividing by seven would give me equal space between the 6 candles. I made 6 marks using a sharpie to show me where to drill. After my spots were marked, I took my power drill and started carving 1½ holes using a spade drill bit.
After my holes were drilled deep enough, I sanded the entire block using my handy dandy orbit sander and 80 grit sand paper.
The orbit sander couldn’t get around the holes, so I followed up with 120 grit sandpaper and sanded by hand.
Onto the stain! I used the same stain that was used for our bed and nightstands – Rustoleum Dark Walnut. I used a paintbrush to get in the holes and a t-shirt to wipe on the stain on the rest of it.
After the stain dried, I taped off the bottom inch of the block using tissue paper to cover the top portion. Next I sprayed two thin coats of gold matte spray paint. After the paint dried, I removed the tape and it was good to go!