Thrifty Wooden Pedestal Bowls

I have been making real progress in clearing out the garage in the furniture department, but what I also have seemed to amass are about six large Rubbermaid containers of bric-a-brac as well. Most of it is comprised of wood pieces since I am always immediately drawn to them. There are a ton of wooden candlesticks in there, apparently I just cannot say no to them. I used up some of them when I made these coastal-inspired candlesticks, and today, my friends, I am sharing how I used two more of them, along with these wooden bowls that were also on there:

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I know you can see where this is going. 😉

I was able to unscrew the large top off that larger candlestick and remove it…

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Then just as you thought, I attached them to the underside of the bowls!

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Voila…thrifty wooden pedestal bowls, and four less pieces in my bric-a-brac bins!

I used the same glue I used for the coastal candlesticks I made to hold them together:

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Love this glue!

A little paint, and you would never know they were thrift store parts…

Wooden Pedestal Bowls made from thrift store parts from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Great for adding height or just another layer to a vignette.

Wooden Pedestal Bowls made from thrift store parts from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

This one was painted in Pure White…

Wooden Pedestal Bowls made from thrift store parts from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I painted the other in Behr’s Gray Morning…

Wooden Pedestal Bowls made from thrift store parts from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I sealed them both with Annie Sloan’s Clear Soft Wax. These are for decorative purposes only, but I can think of a ton of things to put in them! This is a bag of driftwood filler I purchased at Kirklands…

Wooden Pedestal Bowls made from thrift store parts from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

Wooden Pedestal Bowls made from thrift store parts from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

Wooden Pedestal Bowls made from thrift store parts from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

This is a quick and easy afternoon project (once you’ve already hunted down the parts that is), I love those kinds of projects!

If you liked this thrifty update, you might like this thrifty update too:

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That was one of my favorites!

I’ll be back next time sharing what I did with this thrift store mirror that was a total score for $6!

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See ya then!

UPDATE: Just like magic…see it HERE now! 🙂

XO,

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Comments

  1. Melanie says:

    I really enjoy your blog and can totally relate to your projects. I am commenting this time because of your statement that you are drawn to wood in the thrift stores. Me, too! I have bowls, trays, candlesticks, and more. I am actually trying to find a way to stack some trays using candlesticks in between the parts.

    • Christy says:

      Thanks so much, Melanie, I love that you are enjoying my blog! Yes, those wooden, perfectly paintable pieces just keep falling into my cart too ha ha. You could make some great tiered trays with those pieces, I bet! XO

  2. I love these…and the tall candlesticks that you linked to as well! I am so loving the colours that you are using lately…in fact…they are my inspiration for my new colour scheme that I am doing in my living room/kitchen. Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful creations 🙂

  3. Sherry Pelle says:

    I’m gonna keep an eye out for wooden bowls and candlesticks now! I love what you did to yours! Can’t wait to see what you do with the mirror and yes that was a BIG score!

    • Christy says:

      Thanks, Sherry! You shouldn’t have any trouble finding them…and that mirror…would you believe there were two of them and I only bought one?? Kicking myself! XO

  4. Annie (Canada) says:

    Christy, you have wonderful vision! I would never have thought of doing something like this 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  5. Marilyn Stein says:

    Hi Christy,
    Haven’t been in touch for a while, but I have not missed a single post. I’m still in awe of your vision and execution of even the simplest projects. Just wanted you to know that I had to create a Pinterest board dedicated just to you!

    • Christy says:

      Hi Marilyn!! Thank you, and thanks for taking a minute to say hi! And I have my very own board? I better keep it up then ha ha! Hope you are enjoying your Summer! XOXO

  6. Marcie Lovett says:

    Amazing what you can do with what looks like junk, Christy! They’re lovely.

  7. Beautiful!!!!! I LOVE anything pedestal. If I can put a pedestal under it, it’s probably there, haha! I can see a sudden need for a bowl pedestal in my life now. : ) I’ve got a thrift shopping trip coming up next Monday… making my list now… : ) I love these!

    • Christy says:

      Thanks, Becky! I do love a pedestal too! Hopefully you’ll find just what you need!! XOXO

  8. LOVE~LOVE the white one!!!! Love the little birdcage stacked on it!!!! Where, may I ask ,
    did you find that??? I bet those won’t last long at the shop!!! YOU are saving those landfills and I love it!!!! LOVE the creativity!!!!
    God Bless~
    Addie xxx

    • Christy says:

      Thank you, Addie!! The white is my fave too, and would you believe I found that cage while thrifting?? I did happen to see one almost just like it at Tuesday Morning if you have one of those near you! Hope you are enjoying your weekend so far! XOXO

  9. Those are so darling! They look like you just bought them at a store! It’s so fun to have one of a kind decor, that’s why I love reusing vintage items to make great new pieces. Have a wonderful weekend. xx Jo

    • Christy says:

      Thanks, Jo! I couldn’t agree more, I love having things that no one else has! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! XO

  10. Love the look of pairing these thrifty items together – so pretty too. Pinned to share 🙂 Funny, you and I both hand our minds on repurposing wooden candleholders lately – I’ll be sharing mine on Tuesday.

    • Christy says:

      Thanks, Marie! Sometimes these smaller, easier projects are my favorites. Thanks for pinning, can’t wait to see what you did with yours…maybe something wedding-inspired?? XOXO

  11. Christy: Stopping by from Shabbilicious Friday because these pedestal bowls caught my eye. They are wonderful!

  12. Crystal Lyons says:

    Hey Christy! I am new at your site and I love it!! I have been following Artsy Chick for awhile and love hers too. I noticed you have a booth. Well, I tried that for awhile and actually did very well, but ended up closing it because I could not keep up. Plus, where I live people love to get the idea and say they will do it cheaper, but never do. Do you have any suggestions for those interesting in boothing set ups?

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