Hey guys:)  I have seen these done by so many and I really needed new pillars for my fireplace.  I decided to do my own spin on them and I love how they turned out!
I started with a 4×4 that I purchased at Home Depot.  I cut them down to three different sizes.  The magic numbers for me were 25″, 20″ and 15″.
I also had some extra MDF scrap boards in my garage so I cut these down for bases.  I cut the square pieces down to 3 pieces at 6.5″x6.5″ and 6 at 5.5″ x 5.5″.
Next, I used Gorilla Glue Wood Glue to stack a small square on top of a large square.
I repeated this two more times to construct the pillar bases.
I spray painted all of the pieces with Rust-Oleum Heirloom White.
John and I were married in 2002 so I thought it would be cute to incorporate that into the pillars.  I found these super cheap numbers at Home Depot.  They were silver but I painted them with Rust-Oleum Metallic Accents Metallic Classic Bronze.
This stuff is cool!
After everything was painted I used Gorilla Glue Wood Glue to build the pillars.
To finish them off I used my 3M sanding block to distress all of the edges, bases and 4×4 pieces.
I then followed up with Minwax Dark Walnut stain to accent the distressed edges.
When I wiped away the stain I rubbed it into the rest of the pillar to give a glazed effect.
These were so cheap!  I payed $10 for the 4×4 which made three pillars.  That’s under $3.50 per pillar!!!
Stop by tomorrow!  We have another fun giveaway!
~ Ashley

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  1. Mariaelena on February 24, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    These pillars are Fabulous!!!! I think I need to copy them…(haha) I love the idea of the number on them. Thanks for sharing..

  2. Jeanna on February 23, 2011 at 3:55 am

    Ok I'm in love with all your stuff. This is such a cute idea.

    Jeanna @

  3. Colleen @ MuralMaker&More on February 22, 2011 at 12:40 am

    very cute & GREAT tutorial! I've gotta get that metallic paint! By Rustoleum? Who knew?

    Found you via StumbleUpon!

  4. Brittany on February 21, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Very cute!!!

  5. Kassi @ Truly Lovely on February 21, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Those are so neat! And how fun to incorporate your wedding year! 🙂 Love the candles, by the way!

  6. Lolly Jane on February 20, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    so cute, great price. i was married in 02 as well so i extra love it! (: kelli

  7. Chara Michele on February 20, 2011 at 2:32 am

    These look amazing! Love this idea!

  8. Crystal Brown on February 19, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    These are great! I made some pillars for my mom for Christmas.

  9. Say on February 19, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    I love these! What a great idea!

  10. Pam on February 19, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Love this….they are so cute!

  11. lynn on February 19, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    love these, ashley–tfs!

  12. [email protected] on February 19, 2011 at 4:12 am

    Love them! They turned out great. And look sharp with your fireplace.


  13. Pink Princess on February 19, 2011 at 4:06 am

    These are great, thanks for showing and explaining 🙂 I have some 3×3 lying about hhhhmmm ♥

  14. Jess on February 19, 2011 at 3:14 am

    I love these! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Jess @

  15. Jodi on February 19, 2011 at 3:05 am

    Oh, wow, these are great! I love the look and what a great price!

  16. inspiredhousewife on February 19, 2011 at 2:52 am

    What a great project! Love the low cost – and such a dramatic finished product. Well done!

  17. Susan @ on February 19, 2011 at 2:47 am

    These look great! I love them and your fireplace. The "T"s on the mantel look so cute…. stop by my blog, I'm having a giveaway you might like!

  18. Cindy Sage on February 19, 2011 at 2:47 am

    Love these! Just wondering why the top part of your blog comes up blank on my computer. I kept waiting and waiting for it to download. I scrolled way doen on the page and it was there.

  19. Ruth on February 19, 2011 at 2:22 am

    Ok! I am in love with this idea! How darling! I have been following you for a few months and am always thinking …where…do…they …get their ideas! THANKS FOR SHARING!

  20. Sarah @ The Bird's Papaya on February 19, 2011 at 2:09 am

    Wow. I'm totally a numbers girl so I LOVE that you incorporated your anniversary year on them. So great.

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