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Are you a DIY enthusiast who loves upcycling thrift store finds? Look no further than this simple and budget-friendly DIY pedestal bowl crafted from thrift store finds.

We have a fun and easy project that will add elegance and charm to any space.

As you know we love thrifting and recently spotted a set of seven wooden bowls.

The set included six small bowls and one large bowl and we immediately snatched them up.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a beautiful footed bowl that looks like high-end decor.

And the best part?

It’s super easy and requires no special tools!

In fact, you can craft it in less than an hour with a couple of wooden bowls, glue and paint.

DIY Pedestal Bowl Supplies

For this project you’ll need a couple of bowls, one large and one small.

Ours are wooden, but any type of bowl will work, you just may need to use a different type of glue.

The only other supplies you’ll need are wood glue (or E6000 glue) and chalk paint.

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Clean Wood Bowls

Two wood bowls, one large and one small on a white countertop.

To start, you’ll want to clean your thrift store bowls.

I suggest you use a degreaser like TSP or Dawn liquid dish soap.

Make sure they are thoroughly dry before proceeding to the next step.

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Secure Bowls Together

Wood glue is applied to the bottom of a small wooden bowl to create a footed bowl.

Next, you’ll secure the smaller bowl to the base of a larger bowl with wood glue.

You can use any type of glue that works well on wood.

Woman adheres small wood bowl to the bottom of a large wooden bowl forming a pedestal base.

Allow the glue to dry.

But if you’re impatient like me, I added a couple of nails up through the smaller bowl into the larger bowl.

Then I was able to move right into the painting step.

If you are using metal or ceramic bowls, secure them with E6000 glue.

Now if you love the color of your wood bowls you can stop right here and enjoy your DIY footed bowl.

Paint DIY Pedestal Bowl

Woman holding a paint brush to begin painting the wooden DIY pedestal bowl.

I am not a fan of the reddish hue of the wood of my bowls, so I opted to paint mine.

Now it’s time to paint your pedestal bowl.

At first I thought I’d use black spray paint on my footed bowl, but without a primer the paint just bubbled up.

Black spray paint is applied to the DIY wooded footed bowl.

So I decided to use some left over black chalk paint from my china cabinet makeover.

It will bond to any surface from wood to ceramic or even glass.

Chalk paint adheres well to wood and creates a beautiful matte finish.

Black painted footed bowl upside down on a white countertop.

Apply two coats of paint, allowing to dry completely before adding the second coat.

Once the paint is dry, you can add a layer of wax to seal it and give it a beautiful sheen.

You can use any type of wax that works well with chalk paint.

Apply the wax evenly with a cloth or waxing brush and let it dry for a few hours and buff with a soft cloth.

And if you don’t have wax you can seal the chalk paint with a polyurethane.

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To Sum it Up

Black DIY Pedestal bowl filled with conch shells on a tray with candlesticks, coral and American flags on a coffee table.

Voila! Your DIY Pedestal Bowl is complete.

You can use it as a centerpiece on your dining table, as a decorative piece on your mantel or coffee table.

And the best part is, you can make variations with different sizes, colors, and patterns of bowls to fit your style and decor.

The bowls are so versatile too!

You can use them as a:

  • plant stand
  • fruit bowl
  • table decor
  • spare change holder

How would you use a beautiful footed bowl?

Black painted DIY pedestal bowl filled with apples, staged with a potted plant and an apothecary jar will with balls.

To sum it up, upcycling thrift store finds is not only fun and budget-friendly but also environmentally conscious.

With this easy DIY project, you can transform vintage wooden bowls into a beautiful footed bowl that adds elegance and charm to any space.

We hope this tutorial has inspired you to unleash your creativity and explore the world of upcycling and repurposing.

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Renae

    Such a fun idea. I love this. Hugs to you.

    1. Michelle Dickson

      Thank you Renae, you’re always so kind. Have a wonderful weekend!

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