Wednesday, April 6, 2011

for the love of pedestals

I love almost anything on a pedestal...cake stands, cloches, cupcakes...and bowls.

So I finally put to use all those old wooden bowls I had been collecting from the thrift store!  I primed, then painted, painted and painted some more.  Then I simply added them to candle sticks, distressed them and sealed them with wax finishing paste. 

I tried out Gorilla Glue and E600 glue and I think the E600 won.  It takes longer to bond but I felt the hold on it was better for these.  Of course, I couldn't help myself from putting make-shift nests into each one for Spring.





This cute little vintage bunny was...wait for it...10 CENTS!  Can you believe that! 
 Also linking to:  Wow Us Wed. at Savy Southern Style

40 comments:

  1. How lovely ~ I love pedestals as well ~ love the blue one ;-)

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  2. Awesome Aaron!!!! You will do great at your craft show this weekend!!!!!

    nancy

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  3. LOVE THESE! If they don't all sell at the craft show, please sell on your Etsy shop! :)

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  4. ADORABLE!!

    Have a God Filled Day
    Shirley

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  5. Ten cents! Wow what a bargain you got. These are beautiful! I love the turquoise color!
    Susan

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  6. Painted wooden bowls? Are you kidding? They look like they were made for the candlesticks. Great job! You always add things to my 'to do' list!

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  7. These are wonderful...it looks like it was a fun project, too!

    XO,
    Janie

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  8. Wow....those are so cute!! Love the nests!!

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  9. They look fantastic. E600 is great isn't it?

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  10. Wow! I love pedestals too and these are fantastic! Might have to try making one of these.

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  11. You've been a busy beaver! Look at all those lovely treasures you've created. And what a steal on that adorable bunny!

    Thanks for linking to the party. ;)

    Blessings,
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  12. Your pedestals are so cute! I must give this a try!

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  13. Great JOB! I love all of them and the bunny is so cute. Blessings, Vicky

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  14. Love your blue pedestal! I've used the E600 for my china pedestals I made. Holds the best...
    Like how you turned them into nests1 Visiting from Liz's party. :-)
    ~ Sue

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  15. Wonderful, Aaron! How clever to use wood bowls. The nest are cute and that bunny looks precious.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  16. I love the square ones! I always see those wooden bowls at flea markets - now I'm going to have to pick up a few! :)

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  17. Clever. I love the look of them and the price was right. ♥O

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  18. Those are so pretty! I love all of them but the blue one is my fave.

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  19. Love, love, love your bowls on a pedestal!


    Becky http://bucketofbuttons.blogspot.com

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  20. Those are great! I love this idea. So versatile. you put them all to good use. :)

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  21. I absolutely love your vignette! Spring truly has sprung.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  22. This is so so so cute. I love the pedestals and NEED some for myself. You accessorized them so well, and I will be stealing your ideas! Hope you don't mind? Hee Hee



    Kim
    www.kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com

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  23. Too cute! Now I've got to be on the look out for wooden bowls.

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  24. So cute! I am your newest follower! Please stop over and visit me at memesue-lilofthislolofthat@blogspot.com

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  25. Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. These are AMAZING!!!! great job! (I have one of those vintage bunnies that belonged to my husband when he was a little boy. Not ten minutes after my mother in law give it to but my son broke the leg off. It was an accident, but still!! UGH!) Anyway, these are beautiful :)
    Just popping in from TT&J.

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  27. great job! I really like that they are little bowls verses flat! The second pic of the tall one is just beautiful!

    I am visiting from Tatertos and Jello. If you get a chance check out my post!

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  28. 10 cents!! really!! gosh those are the cutest bunnies ever!! Have a lovely weekend!

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  29. These are darling, what a great idea to put these together; you did a great job. LOVE the bunny in the nest!
    Thanks for linking up with VIF!
    Hugs,
    Debra

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  30. Im lovin that little bunny!............Bonnie

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  31. Hi Aaron, it was nice to meet the girl behind the blog, lol. We met at the Lindbergh show this weekend. You had a GREAT display! Love the goodies. Hope to see you at more shows. Carol

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  32. I LOVE THEM!! They turned out fabulous, I love things on a pedestal too. I like the height is adds, and I love the little displays you put in them. Great Job, Martina

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  33. Thank you all! Carol, it was very nice meeting you too...loved your bowls and picture frames! Thank you so much for taking the time to come over and introduce yourself.

    -Aaron

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  34. I love all of your pedastals! Such interesting sizes and shapes. Beautiful colors too! The blue one is such a lovely shade. ~Susie

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  35. They look really nice! what a cute idea! Your newest follower... hope you can visit me sometime soon.

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  36. Oh how cute...love all the pedastals.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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