|Beautiful pictures courtesy of Shutterchic Photography|
For the candlesticks, there was no way I was going to bleed out the cash stores try to charge for them, whether glass, wood, metal, or any other material. Instead, I made my way to my local thrift store and bought a really old, rather out-of-style wooden chair for $6 if I remember correctly. I chopped the chair up, separating each curvaceous spindle and chair leg from the body of the chair. I then sandblasted each stick to remove the worn stain (but you could accomplish the same thing with a sanding block and a little more time). I sanded each end of the stick to try and create as level a surface as possible to connect to the top and bottom of the stick later.
After putting a pom in each candlestick, I had super cheap and awesome centerpieces! Even after our wedding, I've loved using these sticks to brighten up a boring tabletop or corner of a room and I have found lots of ways to use them. Happy Monday friends!
|Some more lovely pictures of these centerpieces in action, courtesy of Shutterchic Photography.|