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Give a second life to an old piece of furniture by crafting colorful candlesticks from wooden chair legs. Ace can help make this project easy with the paint, supplies and expert advice you need.

Stormy Weather


  • Clark+Kensington® interior paint
  • Primer
  • 1.5" angled paintbrush
  • Paint tray and liner
  • Paint stir stick
  • 150 grit sandpaper
  • Odorless mineral spirits
  • Latex gloves
  • Wood bases and caps
  • Wood glue
  • Miter saw
  • Damp rag

Start off by using a miter saw to carefully remove the legs from the chair, then glue on the wood caps and bases to the tops and bottoms.

Once the glue has set and the caps and bases are solidly bonded to the chair legs, take the 150 grit sandpaper and give all the surface areas of the legs a good sanding. Wipe them down with odorless mineral spirits.


Wear latex gloves to protect your hands while using mineral spirits

For the best finish, it’s always a good idea to prime first. Use the paintbrush to cover the entire candlestick with primer, including the base and cap, working carefully to avoid any drips or runs.

Wash off your brush and, once the primer is dry, paint each candlestick with Clark+Kensington® Paint Stormy Weather CW-C7. Apply as many coats as you need to create a smooth, even finish.

Once the paint has dried, top off your creations with your favorite candles and you’ll have some clever accent pieces to brighten up any room. Easy updates for your home décor are never a problem when you have a neighbor like Ace!

If your home was built prior to 1978, check for lead-based paint before you sand or scrape any painting surfaces. Call 1-800-424-LEAD or log on to for more information.

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