Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A Mini Pedestal Bowl

Over the past school year, I collected a few treasures so I would have things to create over the summer.  I always have high expectations for my summer break.  I go from six to eight kids to only two.  However, two of our family members were called home to be with Jesus, and, we are still dealing with my husbands ailing parents.  So, when I looked at the calendar and realized I have only four weeks left of my time, I felt a little panic.  With that said, here is one of my little projects I have had in my head for about four months.  I don't know why, but, I love pedestal bowls.  I adore my larger one and use is all over the house -- especially for the holidays.  This one is smaller and I just know I am going to love it too.  Here it is.  I tried a little turquoise on this one.  What do you think?

This is what I started with.  I got it at one of my favorite thrift stores for only .75.  Wow, I didn't realize how dusty is was before I started, is my face red.

Painting it was fun.  I mixed colors and used a rag to do most of my painting.  I am so proud because, I used to be so afraid to paint things.  What if I mess it up????  I can honestly say, I don't have that problem any more -- he he

Have you seen the moss covered rocks in the nicer catalogs?  They are very expensive so you can see why I was so excited to find these little beauties at the Dollar Tree -- YIPPEE!!!

They were a bit too green so I just dotted a little wood finish on them and the color toned right down.

I am really digging the way it turned out.  
Thanks for stopping by.


  1. That turned out pretty cool. Don't you just love the little treasures you can sometimes find at Dollar Stores?
    I'm stopping by from financial Friday to say hi!

  2. Wow! What a transformation and it looks so easy! Beautiful! :)

    I'm visiting from the Hop Along Friday hop and I'm now following you via GFC and Networked Blogs.

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  3. These look fabulous! Definitely a great way to spend 75 cents!!
    Jenn :)

  4. Pretty cool. Linking up from favorite things.

  5. Very cute - lovely transformation!
    Greetings from Australia♥

  6. Oh!! This is fabulous! Love the blue tint!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

  7. I love these!! Turned out fab!! Thanks so much for linking up with me last week! You've been featured!! Cheers!

  8. It came out beautifully!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!


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