I started with a spindle that I found in the Husband's garage. I don't know where he finds this stuff, but I know it didn't come from any project around here! Anyway.....Husband cut one spindle into three for me on his band saw. I have no expertise on that saw, so he was very nice to help me out! I then sanded down each end to make a smooth surface because the frames will then be glued on top.
I had found these three frames in a bundle for 50 cents at a garage sale! Perfect for my project. I painted them a sandy taupe color, then went back with a dry brush to add highlights of white, a tiny bit of blue and red.
The spindles were then painted the same color. The bases you see here I bought at Hobby Lobby to add stability on the bottom.
I am so pleased with how they turned out. Soon I'll reveal what the whole mantle looks like for my beach theme.