My project started out with this cream colored thrift shop wall sconce. I purchased a 7/8" x 36" dowel at a local craft shop. If you can find a pine dowel, it will be easier to complete this project rather than a hardwood. Dowels are available at most craft shops or lumber yards.
I removed the wooden "candle cup" with a Phillips head screw driver, sawed off a 10" length of my dowel and screwed the dowel into the candle cup holder.
This is the bottom of the candle cup holder with my screw. Be sure to drill starter holes in the dowel.
Next I painted the sconce and dowel with Dutch Boy Chalky Finish Paint in Antiquated Lace (from Menards). I used my FolkArt Home Decor Layering Wood Block, 36046 to "faux" distress my sconce on the edges. An in depth look into my technique with the layering block can be found HERE. I usually always use Delta Creative Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint in Assorted Colors (2 Ounce), 02024 Walnut with the layering block. The multiple sconce edges worked well with the layering, but I have to be honest. Occasionally I make a mistake with the layering block and have to touch up a spot with my base color paint. It's very easy to touch up a spot with a small art brush!
I sealed my project with Varathane 262075 Half Pint Clear Matte Finish Soft Touch Polyurethane. This product is water based for easy clean up and is non-yellowing. I love the matte finish product.
I also added a little design from a Deco Art Andy Skinner Mixed Media Stencil, 8" by 8", French Elements. A white ceramic knob was screwed into the top of my dowel for extra decoration. It is from Menard's and has a front mount screw included in the packaging in black or gold. I used black.
I can add three different spools of jute twine on my 10" dowel.
Candle sconces are in ample supply in thrift shops in my neck of the woods. Hope you can find one for your twine! (I use jute twine all the time!)