Monthly Archives: June 2014

Where projects WENT to die

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It’s the running joke that without my car’s trunk I would be lost.  Before I moved into my current apartment, the trunk served as a closet and shoe storage (my apartment didn’t have a closet).  Now it is not so fondly referred to as the place projects go to die.  One day, I was planning on using the tools at work to complete a project (which did not happen). Next thing you know my trunk is FULL of projects that I needed to do something with. This past week I got mad because everybody started teasing me. I cleaned out my car and evaluated ALL projects that I had completely lost interest in! Then I picked the easiest project!

Check out my oversize stair spindle candle holders!!

The end result

The end result! Minus where they will be in my house

It started as 3 angled stair spindles (forgot to take a picture of them at this point). I then used the chop saw to even the tops and cut the spindles into different lengths. I cut square bases from them to sit on (mostly to help balance them).

At work playing with ideas.

At work playing with ideas.

I sanded the spindles to get a smooth, paintable surface.  Then I spray painted!! have to tell everybody, I SUCK at spray painting so I bribed a coworker to do it for me!

If only I could spray paint this nice!! This is 2 coats in

If only I could spray paint this nice!! This is 2 coats in

Once everything was dry (2 spray cans and a clear gloss coat later) I nailed the bases on, used 2 part epoxy to glue the glass candle trays onto the tops and TADA!

Then I played with different candle rings. They don’t have a permanent home YET; a girl needs to have her options 😉

While I did NOT end up with this style is was still kind of pretty ;)

While I did NOT end up with this style is was still kind of pretty 😉

Can't have raffia because my cats will eat it

Can’t have raffia because my cats will eat it

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