Upcycle Old Bed Posts

by Cari
1 Material
4 Hours
I found these old bed posts thrown out on the side of the road. They were solid wood and I knew I could do something with them. This is how I used them for Christmas decoration this year.
I used my trusty hand saw and cut the top finial off of both. My mother is going to use these on the gate and fence that surrounds her house. I forgot to take a picture before I cut the tops off.
I didn't want them to be the same height so I cut the round piece off of one. I held on to it to use later.
I did some sanding and priming
After a little chalk paint and some new candles this is the final product
I ended up with 4 candle sticks from the two bed posts
The large candle holder on the left and far right are the main pieces of the bed posts but I also used the round bottom (2nd from right) that I cut from the bottom. The mid sized holder 3rd from the right came from another old bed post I found thrown out. The candles were the most expensive thing about this project.
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  • Judy Goldbogen Judy Goldbogen on Jan 08, 2018

    Where did you buy those neat hanging baskets? Your project is really creative!

  • Missy Burch Missy Burch on Jan 08, 2018

    looks nice- but won't the elements ruin it in short order? sorry to be a bummer.

  • ToTo ToTo on Dec 15, 2019

    It looks as if you have them outside- doesn’t the wind knock them over?

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