Thursday, November 17, 2011
Pottery Barn Inspired Wood Tealight Candle Holder
I started with a 15" 4x8 wood beam. It would have been awesome with a longer length also. Sand it well. Mark where you want your candles. Take a 1-1/2 or 2" drill bit and drill how deep to where you want your candles. I used a 2 inch so I could put the candles in glass. I had a dozen Ikea Glimma tealight holders I had previously bought on hand. I wanted the candles above the wood a little, not flush with the wood. Then sand the cutouts. Then stain or paint - I love the look of dark brown "espresso", so I used Ace Walnut Stain with an old rag. Let dry, insert glass, then tealights, light, and enjoy! I threw together a super simple
Autumn tablescape, but it looks good on its own as well! I think in the Spring it would be cute surrounded by moss. I just love my new candleholder and so glad I didnt have to pay $70!