You Will Need
1 Fill the holes in the feet with wood filler. Leave them to dry and then sand until smooth (sand off marks or scrapes too).
2 Use a dry paintbrush to brush off any sawdust and then paint the feet with mahogany wood stain. Apply one coat and leave to dry. If you want the colour to be darker, apply another one or two coats.
NOTE Wipe off any drip marks immediately – you won’t be able to get them off once the wood stain has dried.
3 Knock a long panel nail into the top or bottom of every foot so that you can press the candles on top. Make sure the nails are embedded deep enough to be stable, but that enough of the nail sticks out to support the candle. Cut off the head of the nail with a wire cutter.
Text and image: Ideas