I started by cutting my wood porch posts down into various sizes. I didn't measure this out, because I didn't want them all the same height. They were a raw wood with a very faint white chippy paint left on them. I just cut one porch post into four different candle sticks. I used my Dewalt Miter saw to cut them down. This is such an easy tool to use that any beginner can use it!
Step Two - Dry Brush With Paint
I wanted to add some color to these candle sticks, so I opted for a dry brush technique using Fusion Mineral Paint's Bayberry. It is a beautiful, warm sage green color. When dry brushing, you just barely put paint on your brush, and I use a paper towel to blot off any excess. You really don't want much paint at all. It just adds a very light sage hue to the candlesticks, but still let's the reclaimed wood shine.