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

    Found you via StumbleUpon!

  2. Ashley,
    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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

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