In February I bought these nicely-turned, chunky candlesticks. I spent $3.99 for the pair at a thrift store.
I planned to use as the bases for these two, over-sized cake pans that a friend gave me.
This photo is pre-cleaning.
I gave the candlesticks just one coat of grey, acrylic craft paint, sanded them slightly to age them a bit, and then applied some paste wax for protection and to give them some warmth. To attach the two pieces: sand both to roughen the surface where they will meet, apply some E6000 glue to each piece, let stand for 2 minutes, then attach, pressing firmly. After they cure overnight, there should be a permanent bond.
I’m pretty pleased with the final result and have already had an offer to buy it
from someone who saw it in my home. I love the mixing and matching of the tops with the bottoms.
Here’s another one I put together.
I didn’t even have to paint the base–it came with a Pottery Barn look.
I discovered the top at a thrift store for just $1.00. Don’t you love the ruffled edge?!!
I see many more pedestal stands in my future.
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