Faux Bois Candle Sticks

Kevin Brown

Faux Bois Candle Sticks

Faux Bois Candle Sticks
Faux Bois Candle Sticks
Faux Bois Candle Sticks
Faux Bois Candle Sticks
Faux Bois Candle Sticks
Faux Bois Candle Sticks
Faux Bois Candle Sticks
Faux Bois Candle Sticks
Faux Bois Candle Sticks
Faux Bois Candle Sticks
Faux Bois Candle Sticks
Faux Bois Candle Sticks

I enjoy using organic elements in minimalist interiors because they add a touch of warmth and comfort. These DIY faux bois candlesticks achieve that effect effortlessly. By coating wood grain with glossy liquid gilding paint, they appear as if they were made of brass.

This creates a luxurious and expensive look without the hefty price tag. Keep reading for instructions on how to make a pair for your home.

Faux Bois Candle Sticks
Faux Bois Candle Sticks
Faux Bois Candle Sticks
Faux Bois Candle Sticks
Faux Bois Candle Sticks

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Faux Bois Candle Sticks

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Materials needed:

  • 2×4 Wood board
  • Circular saw
  • Electric drill with 3/4″ drill bit
  • Sandpaper
  • Gesso or Primer
  • Liquid gilding paint
  • Paint brush
  • Marker or pencil
  • Ruler

On one side of the 2×4 board, draw a rectangle measuring 1-3/4″ wide by 3-3/4″ high. Keep in mind to slightly adjust the rectangle inward if the board has non-square corners, so the eased edge can be cut off. Use a circular saw to cut out the rectangle.

Faux Bois Candle Sticks

Use an electric drill with a 3/4″ bit to create a 1/2″-3/4″ deep circular hole on one end of the block.

Faux Bois Candle Sticks

Sand down rough edges with fine grit sandpaper until smooth to the touch. Wipe the block clean of sawdust.

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Faux Bois Candle Sticks

Prime the block with gesso to seal the porous wood surface. Allow to dry and then apply a coat of liquid gilding paint to all sides. The liquid gilding is potent, so work in a well-ventilated area.

Allow an hour to dry.

Faux Bois Candle Sticks

Repeat steps 1-4 for the taller candle stick, but this time the block should be 5-1/4″ tall.

Faux Bois Candle Sticks

Lastly, top each stick with a tapered candle and light them up!

Faux Bois Candle Sticks

The end result is a brass candlestick pair that adds organic glam to a modern space!

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