Coastal-Inspired Candlesticks from Thrift Store Throw Aways

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Hi Friends! I’ve got a super simple thrifty DIY project for ya’ll today. I was actually looking to test out a new glue. Although I have a personal favorite, it seems to take forever to dry, so I was excited to give DAP® RapidFuse™ All Purpose Adhesive a try. It sets in just 30 seconds and cures in 30 minutes…that’s more my kind of speed.

DAP products have been a trusted leader in the caulks, sealants, and adhesives categories for over 150 years and is based in the USA, so it’s a brand I trust too.

I started with this collection of candlesticks that I paid a total of $6.25 for:

Coastal-Candlesticks-BeforeFancy, huh?
And my new glue:

DAP® Rapid Fuse All Purpose Adhesive is perfect for craft projects like making these candlesticks.

I unscrewed the bottoms of the three smaller candlesticks:

Coastal-Candlesticks-Before-1

(I saved those for later. See how I used similar ones as feet on THIS tray.)

Then I sanded the tops of two of the taller ones that were very rounded:

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I added a little DAP RapidFuse All Purpose Adhesive to the top:

DAP® Rapid Fuse All Purpose Adhesive is perfect for craft projects like making these candlesticks.

Then attached a smaller candlestick to the top (no foaming and it dries clear…awesome!):

DAP® Rapid Fuse All Purpose Adhesive is perfect for craft projects like making these candlesticks.
…to make a set of three from the original six:

DAP® Rapid Fuse All Purpose Adhesive is perfect for craft projects like making these candlesticks.

And here’s where the  coastal inspiration comes in:

DAP® Rapid Fuse All Purpose Adhesive is perfect for craft projects like making these candlesticks.

I love how they turned out!

Coastal-inspired candlesticks from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I gave them a coat of Behr’s Gray Morning (mixed with about 30% pure white) that I made into DIY chalk paint. Then I added a few stripes of pure white using a small brush.

Coastal-inspired candlesticks from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I little sanding and a coat of Annie Sloan’s clear wax finishes them off perfectly.

Coastal-inspired candlesticks from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I’m so excited my hydrangeas are starting to bloom…I finally had enough to cut to fill a vase.

Coastal-inspired candlesticks from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

They look great next to my new coastal candlesticks that cost me less than $7, don’t you think?

Coastal-inspired candlesticks from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

These things are bonded like crazy, and set up almost immediately. That is the biggest selling point for me, and DAP® Rapid Fuse All Purpose Adhesive is two times more durable than super glues and bonds virtually everything to anything. It can be used on plastic, rubber, metal, glass, wood, tile, stone, concrete, fabric, and more!

I will definitely be keeping this awesome adhesive in my DIY arsenal from now on.

Coastal-inspired candlesticks from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

You would never know these started out as six smaller candlesticks!

Coastal-inspired candlesticks from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Coastal-inspired candlesticks from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer and DAP® Rapid Fuse All Purpose Adhesive

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I hope you enjoyed this thrifty little project today!

I’ll be back for Themed Furniture Thursday sharing how I updated this footstool I picked up at my neighborhood yard sale:

Footstool-Before

Our theme is Red, White, or Blue. 🙂

UPDATE: See how I gave this little stool a new look HERE now.

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Comments

  1. Mary Kaiser says:

    Love them, how cute! I always look forward to your post, you are so creative. Looking forward to Thursday!

  2. They look so fresh and pretty Christy. And you are very clever to put them together and make a bigger one.

    • Christy says:

      Thanks, Mary! I always pick up those little wooden candlesticks and have quite a few, so I was glad to be able to use some of them! 🙂

  3. Your candlesticks are adorable, and I’m happy you found some amazing new glue, but I’m swooning over the hydrangea. I finally got one stuck in the ground, but eventually I want about a dozen. They’re my favorite!!

    -andi

    • Christy says:

      Thanks, Andi! Hydrangeas are my favorite too! I know you’ve been swooning over mine the past few years…so excited for you to have your own to enjoy too!! XOXO

  4. Angelia says:

    As always….Thank you for helping us to think outside the box when we look for these thrifty treasures. Love the colors on these candlesticks. Excited to see your next project and I will be looking for this Dap product also.

    • Christy says:

      Oh you are so welcome, and thank you! I have a few pieces in my to-do pyramid that I just cannot reimagine…I should share them with ya’ll and see what ideas you come with. (And yes that glue is awesome!) 🙂

  5. Love these! 🙂

  6. melinda says:

    I am new to your blog and just find it so aweinspiring!! I think I will learn a lot from your site. Love the candlesticks:)

  7. Very cute and creative! I love how you can see things in a beautiful way even when they look like junk. On another note, I’m going to try your DIY chalk paint recipe today. It was over my budget to use ASCP and Lacquer for the cement floor of a spare space in our home. So I decided to paint the “farmhouse style diamonds” (my son calls them “simple squares” using your recipe and the the ASCP Lacquer. I plan on using it for furniture pieces once I’m done. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  8. Jolinda says:

    Of course I love them and the coastal colors work perfectly for me.. I just used the DAP Rapid Fuse last weekend for the first time and I am in love. I used it on wood and metal to metal and it is terrific.

    • Christy says:

      Thanks, Jolinda! Isn’t that glue awesome?? I know I will find a ton of uses for it in the future too! X)

  9. Cindy Pierce says:

    You’re so creative! They turned out beautiful. I just love your blog, and am always looking forward to the next project. Can’t wait for Thursday!!

  10. Gina Keysor says:

    Great make over. I love candles and those are so trendy right now. Love it!!

  11. Awesome makeover, Christy. I definitely wouldn’t know that they originally were two candlesticks glued together. I’m going to look for Dap the next time I’m out shopping.

    • Christy says:

      Thanks, Paula! I love that glue…I also used it to fix a sugar bowl and one of my son’s toys…awesome stuff! 🙂

  12. So glad to learn about a new adhesive. I’ve not been crazy about some I have used and found to be lacking. Dap RapidFuse is going on my shopping list! Your candlesticks are wonderfully beachy–love them! I always look forward to reading about your latest project–they’re ever so creative!

    • Christy says:

      Thanks so much, Ruth Anne! I love this new glue…will definitely find many uses for it! 🙂

  13. What a great idea! I find the short ones all the time but never thought of putting them together. And I am really excited about this new glue! I use Gorilla all the time but the foaming can be an issue.

    • Christy says:

      Thanks, Suzan! You’d think I was hoarding them because I just can’t seem to pass them up…so glad I was able to use several! I don’t care for the foaming that comes with the Gorilla Glue either…no foam here. 🙂

  14. chris aka monkey says:

    awesome love the color combo xx

  15. WOW!!! What an awesome transformation! I LOVE it. I was wondering how you were going to make it look pretty when I saw the before. LOVE your color choice Christy!

  16. Oh Christy if you only knew how much I am kicking myself right now. I had so many of these over the years that I would just throw away, Now it’s off to the Thrift stores because I love these so much. They are so fresh and pretty, even brand new they didn’t look that good.

    • Christy says:

      Oh no! Luckily they are in abundance at thrift stores, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding more. And thank you…I’m so glad you like them! 🙂

  17. What a clever way to DIY larger candlesticks, Christy!

    • Christy says:

      Thanks, Marie! I had quite the hoard of these little candlesticks going because I just can’t seem to pass them up lol. Glad I was able to use some of them up! 🙂

  18. I have some of these wooden candlesticks that I had put in my “donate ” box; however, after seeing your clever idea, they are, needless to say, no longer in the “donate” category. Can you share where you got the glue? My go-to glue has always been E-6000 as it too holds everything securely, even arrangements for the graveyard. Neither rain, snow, sun, wind or other elements disturb what has been E-6000’d but I am anxious to try your glue too. Thanks.

    • Christy says:

      Oh good…glad you hadn’t donated them yet! My go-to glue was always E-6000 as well, but it took a long time to dry, so this was a nice change. I was sent this in the mail from DAP to try out, but I saw it a The Home Depot the other day. I’m sure you can find anywhere that sells superglues. I really did love how fast this dried and can’t wait to try it out on something else! XO