Create Candle holders from a Porch Post

While I was visiting Tennessee last month, I kept looking at something in the trash.  Thinking I could recycle it somehow.

It’s a porch post, with a rotted bottom.

I used my Mr H’s miter saw, to cut them in to manageable  pieces to bring back to Georgia.

I had some great helpers!

I glued some candle holders to the top and added a wider base to the round pieces.

I spray painted and stenciled.

They look rustic and fancy.

I left the imperfections, even added a little distressing.

Not too bad for trash.

Truly a trash to reFreshed treasure!

Create candle holders from a Porch Post!

Make your own Candlesticks from a porch post #diyproject #candleholder #upcycle

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  1. says

    Those came out super cute!!

    I have to tell you… from the picture on fb, I was like, hmm… “She stenciled her granite?” Are people doing that now? LOL!! (It was early, and I’m blonde) he he

  2. says

    This is just amazing! What a great job and how creative of you! Can you share this on my FB page “Southern Life Beautiful By Sherry Godsey Cates. I’m sorry I don’t know how to do it or I would. Thanks for such great ideas and blog.

    Southern Life Beautiful By Sherry Godsey Cates

  3. says

    You’ve just given me the inspiration I needed! I found a solid maple coffee table on the weekend that I’ve dismantled – now I know exactly what to do with the legs!! TFS!

    and thanks for stopping by my blog today :)

  4. says

    THIS IS AMAZING…. Love it..Officially following ya with smiles.. So much creativity here.. ..Found ya while blog hopping around on Nifty Linky..
    PS: I am hoping you could join in and hopefully participate in “Project Pink Blog Day” Please check out this post of mine, I would LOVE to have you be a part of my Project Pink Blog Day if it fits your schedule.. “All blogger’s going pink a day for “breast cancer” — Wishing you a lovely weekend..

  5. says

    These are too cute! You are so talented and creative :) Guess I’m gonna have to get up earlier here in Tennessee and beat you Georgia girls to the trash! lol

  6. says

    Great idea, love how they turned out!
    Tomorrow is trash day!!!! I’d better get out there and start digging!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Linda@Coastal Charm says

    You had one great idea here…love how you were thinking outside of the box on this one!!! They are so stunning Debbie.


  8. says

    Hi Debbie – I’m featuring your amazing “post” candle holders tomorrow evening from Linky Party #6 “Turning the Daunting into the Do-able” at Project Queen. These turned out fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing them.

  9. Stephanie Wesztergom says

    I Love this! What I am wondering is what you used for the top… are those two pieces a tin looking round piece of something and an embossed wood something?

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