Thrift Store Pedestal Bowls

Everyone loves a good DIY for wooden pedestal dishes.

When I first saw these I thought it was a great idea and I wanted to make my own.  

I found the wooden bowls and the wooden candle sticks at my local Goodwill. I'm adding my affiliate links so you can use some of the products I use on my projects. Click on the bold lettering for the links. 

I used Gorilla wood glue to attach the candle sticks to the bowls.

The pedestal dishes are painted with a chalky white paint

When the paint was dry I distressed the edges with sandpaper.

I sprayed the pedestal dishes with clear sealer to protect and seal the finish and they are ready to go! 

Couldn't be easier!

Find fun things to fill them with or make your own... Lavender Heart Sachets

For another look I added a painted wooden cheese tray with a cloche lid.

Keep your eyes out at the thrift store for things you can update with just a coat of paint! 

You can decorate your whole house with things found at the thrift store and made over like all the items in the photo above. 

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. Susan....yet them love them...>I went to the Salvation Army today and got some great finds, but no wood sadly....we have a Goodwill about an hour away, I am thinking a road trip is in order! Thanks for sharing and they look great!

  2. Susan, thank you thank you...for that tip. I fixed it and should work now! Learning something new every day about blogland!

  3. Love these!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Hugs ~~ Suz


  4. Awesome! Something I never thought to do with these. I often see these types of bowls and such at the thrifts. Very pretty!

    You should come link up at my Linky Love Friday Party :)

    take care.

  5. They look awesome!

    I'm the same about sitting there shouting at my project to "LOOK OLD, darn you!" and then spraying it shouting "DON'T LOOK ANY OLDER, mkay!"

  6. I bet all those wood bowls and pedestals will be disappearing FAST at the thrift stores now! I love the covered one! I'm your newesst follower. Stop by for a visit when you have a minute!

  7. Thanks so much for telling me about my email not working properly. I changed my blog a few days ago and I think a few things got messed up along the way because I surely had that button clicked before I changed it lol! But it is all fixed now. Yay...thx for linking up as well at my party.


  8. Those are awesome...gotta find me some wooden bowls and candlesticks now!

  9. I just got rid of a bowl like that! How dare I?! I could of made one of these awesome pedestals! I'm saving this idea!

  10. YAY! They look great! Thanks so much for linking back to me.

    Your vignette looks amazing! Everything goes together perfectly. BTW, where did you get that pineapple-looking finial. I LOVE the way it looks!

    Thanks for linking this one up too. :-)

  11. I've been wanting to try this. I love it. Thanks for stopping by. I'm your newest follower.

  12. I love them..what a fabulous idea..they are divine thanks for sharing! Kym

  13. I've admired these over at the Speckled Dog too! Your version looks great! I love the cheese cloche too.


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