I love me some floor candlesticks.
I do not love the price though. I mean $149 is quite steep.
Mr. Genius wouldn't go for no preschool in order for us to buy a candlestick.
Something about wanting his son to know his alphabet or something.
I had to figure out another way to get candlesticks to match those I got a loooooong time ago.
So I bought these things.
They are called newel posts. They go at the end of the staircase. I got the ones for outdoor.
See the bottom, how it would fit to the stairs.
They come in cedar and pressure treated pine.
I chose the pressure treated pine due to it being cheaper. Only $10 each, baby!
First I got Mr. Genius to cut off the top and bottom.
He won't let me use the power tools due to my clumsyness. I don't know what he is talking about I only tripped over my own feet twice yesterday. Geez.
But he made this.
I am going to think of something for the topper later.
Then I got the fence post toppers, they were $2. The ones with the flat top.
Then I got it ready to glue to the bottom of the post. I did use some modeling clay my boys have to level it out a little bit.
The leveling was a little hard on the shorter one.
Once the first one was glued and I was anxious to see how it will look next to the mantel.
I think the sock inside the fireplace screen just gives it that extra touch, don't you?
Then I took them outside and spray painted them.
Here they are with my mantel!
And some close ups.
So what do you think?! Pretty good for $12 a candle stick, huh!