Monday, July 25, 2011

DIY Pedestal Bowl with The Country Chic Cottage

I have a Guest Post here today with a DIY Pedestal Bowl! If you missed my announcement last Friday, I am currently at one of my fave vacation destinations, Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. I'm here with my mom, my girls, my sis, baby niece, sis-in-law, and baby nephew. Hopefully, we haven't killed each other as of the time you are reading this post.

Since I am (hopefully) enjoying the beach for the first time in 4 years, I invited Angie from The Country Chic Cottage to share a little something with you all today. (Please excuse the odd font size, I could not get Blogger to cooperate!) Take it away, Angie....

Hello all! I am Angie with The Country Chic Cottage and I am so happy to be guest posting for Amanda today!! Amanda is completely awesome, ya know! Today I am going to show you how to make your own wooden pedestal bowl!

This idea is not a new one. I first found out about them from Kristi and her fabulous versions!! I have been wanting to make one of my own ever since!! Well...I finally got around to it!  And it was super simple!!  Gather up your wooden bowl and candlestick. The bowl cost me 49 cents and the candlestick I had.

I just painted my bowl black to match the candlestick.  And that large top just screwed right off of the candlestick so I was good to go!  Break out the Gorilla Glue people!!

The instructions say to clamp well after you glue.  A gatorade bottle fit the bill just fine!!

Now I had my finished, perfectly painted pedestal bowl...

I grabbed the mossy rocks that I found at dollar tree after A YEAR of searching for them!! But that is a blog for another day! 

But the perfectly painted part was not doing it for me!  So I broke out the sandpaper and scuffed her up...

Ah so much better!!  Gives a little character don't ya think?

So now that you see how easy this is surely you won't wait almost 6 months like me??  I mean this cost me 49 cents plus $2 for my "rocks".  Why in the world did I wait so long??

Head directly to your local thrift store, goodwill, or yard sale. Stalk the wood pieces til you find the perfect ones. Break out your glue and gatorade bottle. And you too can have gorgeousness!!

And if you don't like it scuffy...I give you permission to leave it perfectly painted.  

Now to find a place to put this besides the back deck for the photo op...
Thanks, Amanda, for having me!!  I had a blast!
Y'all come by the cottage and hang out for a while!!
Thanks, Angie, for being willing to share a project with us today! Angie's blog is full of fun DIY projects. I love that she showcases affordable options for her readers. If you haven't visited The Country Chic Cottage, please take a peek at Angie's work, and be sure to tell her I sent you!

Back tomorrow with an interview with someone who is, shall I say, Inherently Creative. {wink}


  1. Sweet! I love this project & will have to try it after our move this summer. :-)

  2. I love this!! It's so cute! The rocks are gorgeous!! They look so real too! I'm off to an estate sale this morning...maybe I will find a lucky find to make one as well! :-)

  3. I saw those mossy rocks at the dollar tree yesterday and wondered what I could do with them. I guess I'll be heading back today to buy some :)

  4. Cute and easy--I love it. Thanks for sharing! :) (And I never would have guessed that mossy rocks would be so hard to find, but I've never looked for them. Glad you finally found some!)

  5. Such a cute idea!! Love it!!

  6. What a CUTE and easy tutorial!!!!

  7. Love it!! I'm gonna by giving this a try. Thanks for sharing. ~ Catie

  8. I also found this work on Kristi and her fabulous versions, but you done little bit different and make it better than that. I like to appreciate for it.

  9. This looks wonderful!! Such an interesting arrangement. I just love the world of possibilities that thrifting open up for people on budgets! :)

  10. Thank you so much for the great post. I have been looking for a pedestal bowl. I am going to copy you. I will link it back to you for all the credit. So cleaver.

    Rhonda @ The Messy Roost

  11. Looks like I need to hit some thrift shops to find a bowl and candle holder to make my own.

    I've looked all over for rocks like these!

  12. That bowl is so pretty! I love the mossy rocks too!


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