Bun Footed Tabletop Wooden Pedestal

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Another project from this fabulous find.

Bun Footed Raised Table Tray Pedestal


See that bottom piece?... 

Bun Footed Raised Table Tray

the one with the cute little bun feet...

DIY Bun Footed Raised Table Tray

I was thinking of those great raised pedestals like in the expensive magazines...


I think I could make one with the same rustic feel.



The first thing I had to do was to fill in that hole in the center.

Filling a hole with a dowel and wood filler

I sliced off the peg end from the spindle that originally sat in that hole, then filled the center of that with a dowel. 

I used wood filler and sanded it completely flat... as an after thought I should have stained the center dowel to match the oak.

I found a great image from Graphics Fairy, Mod Podged it onto the piece, let it dry and rubbed off the paper.

This process is explained here and here.

Modge Podge technique for transferring an image

I gave it a coat of polyurethane for protection.

Modge Podge for transferring an image

And made one awesome raised table tray pedestal
 with bun feet to boot!
(no pun intended)


Bun footed tabletop wooden pedestal

Bun footed tabletop wooden pedestal

All thanks to my neighbors garbage!

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21 comments

  1. Brilliant idea! Can I step into your head for a little while, so I can gather some brilliance too?

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  2. Great idea...I love how you "see" things! Fun :) Laurel

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  3. OMG, you have to stop, Susan! Your reinventing of these pieces is just unbelievable. Although, I knew you would come up with other projects from the rest of that table! : ) I never would have thought of that little pedestal or riser. I love it! Love the graphic you chose, too. I like the bun feet better than what the PB version has.

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  4. Oh it looks amazing. I totally love it. Hugs, Marty

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  5. I like it! You have great vision.

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  6. Thank Goodness! I haven't been following you for that long and I wasn't sure that you would use the rest of that table thing - So, while I LOVED the garden sign, I thought, is that ALL?? OF course not! Great job!
    -b.

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  7. Hi! You do great work and I really enjoy seeing how you take one thing and completely re-purpose it--awesome! You've really stumped me with that Mod Podge trick, though--you just printed out a black and white image and when you Mod Podged it upside down, the image transferred?

    Cathy

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    1. Hi Cathy
      I added links to other posts where I explained it better... If you still need help email me!
      Thanks
      Susan

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  8. gotta love the neighbor's garbage! I really like that image too!

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  9. Too cute! I always wondered what those legs were called and now I know and they do look like "buns". LOL! I need "vision".......yours! Of course I never saw the one in PB either. You did a great job and I love the bee graphic.

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  10. So cute! Like Catherine, I am wondering about the mod podge transfer process. How hard do you rub? Must the paper be dry when you rub? would love to hear how this is done gracieotripp@gmail.com
    Thanks

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    1. Hi Gracie
      I added links to other posts where I explained it better... If you still need help email me!
      Thanks
      Susan

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  11. very nice! I'm Italian, I just follow you, do things very beautiful!
    Nicoletta

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  12. Very nice solution. I love the dowel rod fix. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. Susan,

    Another very clever project,even better looking than Pottery Barn's!

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  14. Susan that is a great idea. Your house must be so full of awesome furniture and accessories that you have made.

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  15. Super idea! Your tray looks wonderful. Your so clever.

    Dee

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  16. Love those little raised trays at PB, but your's is super cool. Very clever.

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  17. Your tray looks like a very expensive purchase. You did a great job!!!

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  18. I need to have a closer look at what my neighbours toss out. Another fabulous piece!

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  19. What a wonderful idea! Here from BNOTP, your latest follower- Tanya :)

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