Monday, September 12, 2011

Pedestal Bowl

I have been wanting for a pedestal bowl ever since I saw one in a home tour.  I even looked on Craig's List and EBay.  They are very expensive and the cheaper ones, I really didn't like.  So, I made my own:

It took me a few weeks of searching garage sales and thrift stores to find a base that was short and wide.  First, I was going to use a thin candle stick, but, I would have had to add a disk of wood to bottom and stabilize it with another piece of wood between the bowl and candle stick.  So, I was very happy when I found this one for .75.  It's glass and silver, but, after a coat of paint, you won't be able to tell (I hope).

This is what I started with.

I got the bowl for .75 at a yard sale.  It had a crack, so, I put some wood putty on it and sanded it down.

Then, outside to paint all the pieces.

Once painted and dried, I took it inside.

Since it's not going to be used for food, I sanded it in places and used a wood stain to make it look old.  The crack looks cool too. 

I used a strong glue to glue the two pieces together, and , there you go.

You can't even tell that the base was glass.

I love it and can't wait to display it in my den.

Thanks for coming by,


  1. Great job! Everything looks great on the right pedestal.

  2. I love pedestal bowls too...great job, the distressing added a ton of character!

  3. wow! fantastic job. it ended prettily. im envious, all i have for a pedestal tray is a plastic one :(

  4. This came out so great. Love it.

    ~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking

    A Mother Seeking...

  5. I love your pedestal bowl. I haven't thought of this before. It looks fantastic. I need to head to the thrift store soon!

  6. this is lovely. i adore footed serving pieces and you did a great job putting this together for $1.50 no less! visiting from the shabby creek cottage link party.

  7. Nicely, nicely done...
    I am going to look while thrifting, for similar pieces...
    (to maybe copy ?? : )
    Great job!!
    (stopping by from BNOTP)

  8. This is so great! I love it! Thanks for sharing it with {Re}creation Into Something New Wednesdays at Not So Simple Housewife! Hope to see more from you this upcoming Wednesday!

    Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife

  9. Perfect! Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House.


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