Nov 20, 2013

DIY Rustic Pedestal

I just love to window shop online. I don't have to get dressed, put on lipstick or fight any crowds. I can sit in my favorite chair in my jammies and visit all my favorite stores while sipping a cup of tea with my feet up! Love it!

Joss and Main

While browsing around online earlier this year at some home decor, I came across these rustic pedestals at Joss and Main and immediately had one of my "I bet I could make those!" moments.  


  
In fact, I already had these chunky wood candlesticks.
 


And I felt like I hit pay dirt a couple months later when I scored these faded old cake pans for 75 cents each at The Youth Ranch thrift store on Orchard Street. I scrubbed the cake pans and ran them through the dishwasher while I sprayed the candlesticks with dark gray primer and dry brushed them with some homemade white chalk paint.



I filled in the hollow tops of the candlesticks by gluing in small pieces of scrap wood to make a flush surface. 
 


I predrilled holes through the middles of the candlesticks and pans separately first and then screwed them together slowly and carefully so the pans wouldn't dent around the screw. 



I love all that rustic patina!


 

Here's a sneak peak of my copycat pedestal in my new kitchen. Yes, my kitchen is almost finished! I'm running around like a crazy person cleaning and unpacking after all the construction and preparing for visiting family and Thanksgiving, but I hope to share it all with you soon!

Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my DIY Rustic Pedestal today. I was so happy to have a quick craft project I could squeeze in between all the busy work going on here at our house. It felt so good to spend a bit of time in my craft room!

And I bet you know just what I mean!  




36 comments:

  1. Laurel! You did a fabulous on the cheap - well well done, my dear - loving it BIG TIME!!!!!

    Whoo hoo!

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  2. Genius!! It looks wonderful ~
    And I know exactly what you mean about craft time!

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  3. I love yours more than the original!! I'm immediately going to be on the look out for some wooden candlestick holders because I want one now too. I have some old cake pans from my aunt and what a perfect use for them. Happy Thanksgiving! Can't wait to see your full kitchen reveal.

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  4. I love the base of your candle holder. Very pretty shape and what a creative idea. I'll have to see if I can make something similar. Love the rustic beauty of yours!

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  5. Julie stole my line .... your pedestal is way better! It has a more authentic rustic feel! Now that is an idea I must steal! And wouldn't that make an awesome holiday gift filled with greens and goodies! ... And Laurel, you are a terrible tease with those little peeks of your brand new kitchen. I can already see that it is amazing. But of course I never had any doubts about that. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I bet you will have way more fun cooking this year!

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  6. Looks fabulous Laurel!!! Great Idea! I recently scored a pair of chunky brass candle holders that I was thinking of doing something similar. Somehow though, I haven't found the right plate! Love the rustic look of this one!

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  7. I love it! What a great score, and coupled with your imagination, you've got a real winner there.
    Brenda

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  8. I would never ever think to do that! How awesome!

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  9. Awesome is the word!! Fantastic job and great imagination. I would call this project a home run - right out of the ballpark. And really, I do like them more than the inspiration pieces. Thank you for sharing.

    Candy

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  10. Laurel what a fab idea! I may have to make one too. Thanx for partying at my place!

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  11. love the two combined. looks fantastic! Can't wait to copy.

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  12. I love your pedestal and your "can do" attitude. I will have to look around for pieces to try one myself.

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  13. What a great idea and project. Sharing on my weekly wow's this weekend.

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  14. Hi, Laurel! I love the pedestal that you created. It looks like all one piece. I cannot wait to see your big kitchen reveal! It looks great in the background. Have a great day! ~ Jamie

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  15. Great photos and your sneak peek looks amazing! Love your thrifty pedestal a la lemons too!

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  16. LOVE LOVE LOVE it! did I mention that I love it? I have to have one. Yours is better than the inspiration. Looking forward to seeing the kitchen.

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  17. Laurel - I love this pedestal and I also love it when you see something you like and realize you already have everything you need to make it!
    Adina @ Simply Country Life

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  18. How perfect is that. You would not know the difference if you hadn't told us. I love when a plan comes together as my brother would say. Alaina

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  19. Found this on FrenchCountryblogspot. LOVE this simple idea and I love displaying lemons.
    Katy @ livleyandlovely.com

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  20. Love your pedestal stand makeover. It's absolutely lovely and just as nice as the one from Joss and Main.
    Cindy

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  21. Laurel! I almost bought this from J & M just yesterday and looked at them again last night but, thought 'that's a lot of money for that.'

    This a.m. you posted your ability to see and think outside the 'CART'. :D THANK YOU!!

    We just moved into this home in June and we've had some big ticket items to address first. I'm chomping at the bit for eye candy and decor. Seriously, this made my day. :D

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  22. Love this better than the J&M style!!! How do you make your own chalk paint?? Would love to know, Thanks

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  23. Well that is just the cutest. I was trying to guess how you made it and I guessed correctly. You did a great job matching the candle stick to the cake pan. I love it.

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  24. That is just gorgeous! I l love the upcycled new look! Just perfect for all kinds of creative uses. Thanks for joining THE SCOOP!

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  25. What a great idea! I love that you were able to recreate the Joss and Main look with common items. So inspirational!

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  26. Laurel, You are brilliant!! You did a fantastic job, the pedestal looks perfect! You always amaze me with your creativity!!
    Hugs,
    Jody

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  27. love em - I made something similar earlier this summer and have loved displaying all kinds of goodies in and on them. so versatile right? I love the patina you've given yours.

    ♥ NORTHERN COTTAGE http://www.NorthernCottage.net

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  28. OK, now I want one too!!! so cool that you could make your own version. just perfect!! I'll be featuring this post on Be Inspired this week, thanks so much for joining in!

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  29. These turned out so well. and I love how you styled them. You are getting your pops of color in ;=-). Can't wait to see the kitchen. It looks delicious from this photo! Have a lovely holiday of giving Thanks.
    Kim@reposhture

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  30. This is fabulous...wonderful and SPECTACULAR!!!! Love LOVE LOVE it!!!!! Making more than one for SURE! Hugs and thanks for sharing my friend!

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  31. I featured this today on Mod Mix Monday at Mod Vintage Life!

    http://modvintagelife.blogspot.com/2013/12/mod-mix-monday-130.html

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  32. This is a GREAT idea, and I've been wanting to make some things like this for Christmas gifts! I'm definitely pinning!

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  33. Really nice job! Those cake pans were perfect, and you matched the patina so well.

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