DIY Kitchen Pedestal Dish

Today I'm creating a sturdy pedestal dish for my kitchen from things I already had around the house.  I love it when there is no trip to the store!

blue metal dish with beaded sticker trim

First, I gathered my supplies. 

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supplies for making a pedestal dish

A metal dish, an IKEA planter pot (they sell similar at the dollar store) , beaded stickers from the Dollar Tree, chalky paint, and E 6000 glue.  

I had it all at home. 

The metal dish was one of my favorites from the Home Sense store but I only had 3 so I'm using one today. 

The dish you use and the base you choose can be something you have at home too. 

First I put the beaded sticker strips from Dollar Tree around the rim of my dish. 

adding beads to dish

I was surprised how well they stuck to the dish! 

beads around the metal dish

Next, Using E6000 glue, I attached the planter pot to the bottom of the dish. 

I used a heavy glass vase to hold the plate down until the glue dried. 

glass dish on top to weight the pedestal dish

Now it was time for paint. 

pedestal dish with beads

I used a white chalky paint and gave the dish and pedestal about 2 coats. 

This Folk Art Chalk Paint is my favorite inexpensive chalk paint for painting on metal. 

painting a white pedestal dish

white painted pedestal dish

Then with a fine grit sand paper, I distressed the base of the dish. 

At this point you can spray the tray with a clear sealer to protect the chalky paint from stains

That's it! 

I'm actually painting this one to match the 3 tiered stand in my kitchen that I just painted white.

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white kitchen pedestal dish with overlay

This pedestal dish is sturdy which is just what I wanted to hold the soap and brushes by the sink. 

It is definitely not top heavy like some can be! 

The brush holder came from Marshall's and it matches the DIY backsplash in my kitchen perfectly! 

pedestal dish by the sink with brushes and soap

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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. .