I love taking ordinary supplies from the craft store and turning them into trendy farmhouse-style home decor. This DIY Wood Pedestal was inspired by a set I saw online and wanted, but didn't want to pay the price. Breaking the pedestals down into wooden pieces and parts that can be found at the craft store was the key to reproducing this trio of stands for my tiered tray. Using a strong adhesive like E6000 will ensure that they will last. The chippy style paint finish elevates these pedestals to a high-end piece of home decor in three easy steps.
Easy Wooden Pedestals for a Tiered Tray
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Here's what you need to make Farmhouse Style Pedestals:
- Round Wooden Plaques – Three, 4” in diameter
- Wooden Candlesticks, Three, Variety of Sizes – Woodpeckers Crafts
- Wooden Spool, One – Woodpeckers Crafts
- Wooden Wheel, One – Woodpeckers Crafts
- Americana Acrylic Paint from DecoArt – Titanium White, Bleached Sand, Slate Grey
- E6000 Transparent Adhesive
- Sanding Block
- Damp Paper Towel or Baby Wipe
- Plastic Craft Scraper
Here's how to create Mini Pedestals with Craft Store Supplies:
To begin the DIY Wood Pedestal, gather all supplies. Remove labels from the wooden items with a plastic scraper. If you don't have the one from Ranger, Pampered Chef makes them as well. Sand all edges and surfaces of each wooden item with a foam sanding block. The foam sanding block will allow you to get into all the nooks and crannies easier than a piece of sandpaper.
Mix and match the wooden candlesticks, spools, wheels, and round plaques until you have three pedestals of varying heights. Attach all pieces together with a strong adhesive like E6000, which will give you a permanent bond. Hot glue will remain on the surface, and not give a permanent bond. Set stands aside to dry overnight.
Basecoat the three pedestals with Titanium White acrylic paint. Set aside to dry. Topcoat the wooden pedestals with a mixture of Titanium White and Bleached Sand acrylic paint. Use a dry brush technique by dipping the dry paintbrush in both colors, and applying it to all surfaces of the candlesticks and plaques. Be random and don’t over mix the colors, letting the topcoat be rough. Set aside to dry. I like to do the dry brush technique with an old, ratty paintbrush because it adds to the distressed look.
Water down the Slate Grey acrylic paint, and apply a quick, rough coat to each pedestal, one at a time. Before the paint sets, wipe off most of the light grey paint with a damp paper towel or baby wipe. Let the Slate Grey remain in the nooks and crannies of the pedestals for the final distressed look. Set aside to dry. Use a plastic dessert plate from Dollar Tree as your paint palette, then peel the paint off when dry.
To complete the DIY Wood Pedestal, touch up any very light or very dark areas on the stands by adding more Titanium White, Bleached Sand, or Slate Grey acrylic paint with a small paintbrush. Think about where the highlights would be on the highest surfaces and add more Titanium White and Bleached Sand acrylic paint. Then think about where the low lights would be and add more Slate Grey acrylic paint to the cracks and crevasses. Add a clear spray sealer in a satin finish, for added durability.
DIY Wood Pedestal for Farmhouse Decor
Look at simple supplies from the craft store in a new and different way to create one-of-a-kind home decor. Your family and friends will never know how quick and easy this trio of stands was to create! I use this distressed painting technique on all types of craft projects to create a lovely worn finish. It works well with both neutrals and bright colors to give a farmhouse finish. Purchase larger wooden pieces to create risers, display stands, and those trendy charcuterie boards that are all the rage. If mixing painted pedestals with food, make sure to place a doily or parchment paper down first before placing the food.
Now you need something to place on top of your DIY Wooden Stands, so click through to my DIY Felt Succulent Trio with a set of FREE patterns. Also made with Kunin Classic Felt Sheets from the craft store, these cute cacti go together in about 30 minutes with limited supplies. And a bonus they will never die!
Infused with Farmhouse style this DIY Mini Book Stack is home décor that is perfectly sized for a tiered tray. Rounding out our trio of tiered tray crafts. Scrap lumber and acrylic craft paint transform into a trendy miniature book stack with a sweet message. Customize the message to something that speaks to you for your home.
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