How to Make DIY Table Leg Candlesticks

January 22, 2021

Hey there! I have a fun table leg-turned-candlestick DIY for you today! I've seen this idea done all over, but my friend Kate recently did a more modern version that I was digging big time. I'm joining Krylon to share one of their gorgeous Color of the Year spray paint palettes for the new year! 

I LOVED this "New Heritage" palette Krylon put together because it fits in so well in our home. I use a lot of deep accent colors so it was perfect. They have a few different color combinations for the new year, but the one I chose is a beautiful moody palette with their Fusion All-in-One Matte Black, Fusion All-in-One Satin Peacock Blue, Fusion All-in-One Matte Blue and their Chalky Finish paint in classic white:
furniture leg candle DIY

You can find the pine table legs at most hardware stores -- they come in varying designs and heights. 

Before you start the project, use a wrench to remove the screw from each leg: 
prep table legs for candlesticks
This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. 
See my policies and disclosure page for more information.  

Then figure out where you want to cut each one. I wanted to make sure the heights varied, so I marked where I wanted to cut: 

furniture leg candlesticks

You'll need to brace your sticks so you can drill into them for the taper candle. Do NOT try to hold them to do this! 

I found the metal clamp on my saw worked great, but you can also use clamps to secure them to a table:
brace on saw for drilling into candlesticks

I couldn't find my 7/8 inch paddle drill bit, so I had to use a couple to get the holes in there. I started with the 1/2 inch paddle drill bit -- these are so much easier to use in my opinion! They drill into the pine so easily: 
drill bit for taper candle holders

And then I used a 7/8 inch boring drill bit I had: 
drill bit size for taper candleholders

If you just start with just the boring bit it will catch and doesn't cut as smoothly. Using the paddle bit first (or just a 7/8 paddle) works so much better!

I gave all of the candlesticks a few coats of the four colors (two in each color) and then stuck the candles in!: 
furniture leg candlesticks in blue, black white

If your taper candles don't fit perfectly, drip a bit of wax in first and they will stick! Hot glue also works. 

All of these Krylon spray paints are either matte or satin finish, so they will give you a more subdued finish that I love. 

I ended up purchasing a couple more smaller legs that didn't need to be cut down at all. They were already the perfect height and shape. They are a fun accent and work so well with our deep gray/blue paint color (cyberspace by Sherwin-Williams): 
Dark blue walls cane dresser

The colors work so well together and as always, the Krylon spray paint was incredibly easy to use. It goes on so easily and covers great! As a reminder, I used Fusion All-in-One Matte Black, Fusion All-in-One Satin Peacock Blue, Fusion All-in-One Matte Blue and their Chalky Finish paint in classic white.

This was a quick DIY and the possibilities are endless! You can use a simpler table leg for a more modern look, or use wood bases from the craft store for the top and bottom to make them more traditional. 

Krylon has more Color of the Year trend palettes that you can see here

This post sponsored by Krylon but all opinions are my own. I only work with companies and products I know, love and would recommend to you. 

You can pin this project for later using this image!: 
table leg candlesticks DIY

See more of our home here. 
To shop items in our home, click here! 
Never miss a post by signing up to get posts via email
Email subscription form header
Your email:*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide


If you have a specific question I will do my best to answer you back here!

You can find our paint colors and links to items at the "Our Home" tab at the top of my site.

THANKS so much for reading!