Rustic Wooden Candelabra

Rustic Wooden Candelabra

Posted by DecoArt on Mar 12th 2014

A simple piece of lumber turns into a rustic, yet sophisticated, home accent with Americana® Decor™ Chalky Finish.


    • paintbrush
    • lint-free rag
    • sanding block
    • drill and 1" router bit
    • pencil
    • tape measure
    • candles, 1" in diameter
    • 4" x 4" x 8" Douglas fir lumber (cut to length)


    1. Paint a piece of wood with several layers of your chosen Americana® Decor™ Chalky Finish colors, letting dry between each coat. We used Vintage, Treasure, and Whisper, but you can choose colors to match your decor.
    2. Use a sanding block to distress the painted wood and wipe away any dust.
    3. When you are happy with the finish, seal the paint by applying a coat of Clear Crème Wax with the waxing and finishing brush and buff with a lint-free rag.
    4. Determine how many candles you would like on the candleholder. Measure that number of holes so they are spaced equally and mark the spots with a pencil.
    5. Use 1" router bit to drill a hole at each measured spot.
    6. Add candles to holes.