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Easy Chippy Paint DIY Candle Holder

December 13, 2016 by Scott - Saws on Skates

Hey there friends! Today scrap wood and an easy chippy paint finish come together for this chippy paint wood rosette DIY candle holder!

Looking for easy DIY candle holder ideas? Look no further than this antique style pillar candle holder featuring wooden rosettes and a chippy paint finish! Make it for yourself or give as a gift.

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I originally shared this DIY candle holder on Domestically Speaking and now I’m bringing it to you here on Saws on Skates. This is an easy home decor project to make for yourself and because it’s so easy to put together, it makes a great gift idea.

Scrap wood and an easy chippy paint finish come together for this chippy paint wood rosette DIY candle holder!

I took some inspiration from these candle holders made with scrap wood and came up with this antique style rosette DIY candle holder.

Looking for easy DIY candle holder ideas? Look no further than this antique style pillar candle holder featuring wooden rosettes and a chippy paint finish! Make it for yourself or give as a gift.

For the aged look I used my “no sanding required” chippy paint finish.

Scrap wood and an easy chippy paint finish come together for this chippy paint wood rosette DIY candle holder!

But first, what the heck are rosettes? Rosettes are decorative pieces of wood usually found in the corners of doors and windows of antique homes. Big box stores sell reproduction rosettes and that’s what we’re working with today.

Looking for easy DIY candle holder ideas? Look no further than this antique style pillar candle holder featuring wooden rosettes and a chippy paint finish! Make it for yourself or give as a gift.

A buddy of mine got a handful of rosettes to dress up a builder grade fireplace at his condo. He never ending up using them, so he gave them to me. Well guess what? I’ve had them kicking around my shop for a few years now and I never used them either. I thought it was finally time to do something with them. I used some of the rosettes to create these DIY Christmas ornaments and a few more to create this antique style rosette DIY candle holder!

Scrap wood and an easy chippy paint finish come together for this chippy paint wood rosette DIY candle holder!

Chippy Paint DIY Candle Holder

Printed Plan
Click here to download a printed plan of the Chippy Paint Candle Holder plan

Supplies
(4) 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ rosettes
1×3 – about 6″
1×5 – about 10″
Cove molding – about 48″
1-1/4″ wood screws
1″ pin nails or finish nails
1-1/4″ finish nails
Elmer’s Wood Glue Max
Ready Patch
Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain “Early American”
Petroleum Jelly
FolkArt Chalk Paint “Sheepskin”

Tools
Miter saw
DEWALT Drill
Hammer, brad nailer, pin nailer
Countersink drill bit

Step 1. Cut the Rosette Bases. Cut 2 pieces of 1×3 to 2-1/2″. Locate the center of the base using a straight edge.

Easy wooden DIY candle holder - locate center

Step 2. Cut the Top and Bottom. Cut 2 pieces of 1×5 to 4-1/2″.

Step 3. Attach the Bases to the Top and Bottom. Apply glue to a base, center on the top and drill a countersink hole at the location you marked in Step 1.

Easy wooden DIY candle holder - drill countersink holes

Attach using a 1-1/4″ wood screw. Repeat for the bottom.

Easy wooden DIY candle holder - attach with wood screw

Step 4. Attach Rosettes to the Bottom. Apply glue to one side of the base.

Easy wooden DIY candle holder - apply glue

Attach rosette to the base using 1-1/4″ finish nails.

Easy wooden DIY candle holder - attach rosette

Repeat for the remaining rosettes.

Easy wooden DIY candle holder - attach remaining rosettes

Step 5. Attach the Top. Apply glue to all 4 edges of the base, insert inside the rosettes and attach using 1-1/4″ finish nails.

Easy wooden DIY candle holder - attach top

Step 6. Attach Cove Molding to Rosettes. I used cove moulding to fill the space between the rosettes. Cut 4 pieces of cove moulding to 2-1/2″. First apply glue to the moulding.

Easy wooden DIY candle holder - apply glue to cove moulding

Then place the moulding between the rosettes and attach using 1″ pin nails. Repeat for the remaining pieces of moulding.

Easy wooden DIY candle holder - attach cove moulding

Step 7. Attach Cove Moulding to Top and Bottom. Place a piece of cove moulding against the top, mark each end and then cut a 45 degree angle on each end. Apply glue to the cove moulding.

Easy wooden DIY candle holder - apply glue to cove moulding for base

Attach the moulding with 1″ pin nails.

diy-candle-holder-attach-cove-base

Repeat for the remaining sides. Need some help with miter cuts? Check out this post. Repeat for the bottom.

Easy wooden DIY candle holder - attach base cove moulding

Finish

Fill the nail holes with Ready Patch and sand when dry. Stain the entire piece with Early American stain.

Easy wooden DIY candle holder - apply stain

A few of the rosettes I was working with had previously been painted white. I painted the white rosettes with a craft paint close to the stain color because the stain wouldn’t cover the paint.

Easy wooden DIY candle holder - paint rosettes

Here’s a quick look at how I did the chippy paint (full details and chippy paint tips here). First I applied some petroleum jelly where there would typically be wear from age and use. On the corners, edges and any where I wanted the stain to show through.

Easy wooden DIY candle holder - apply petroleum jelly

Then I applied the white chalk paint.

Easy wooden DIY candle holder - apply chalk paint

Once the paint was dry I removed the jelly with a rag.

Easy wooden DIY candle holder - remove chalk paint

Thank you for stopping by to check out my chippy paint wood rosette DIY candle holder!

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Looking for easy DIY candle holder ideas? Look no further than this antique style pillar candle holder featuring wooden rosettes and a chippy paint finish! Make it for yourself or give as a gift.


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