Thrift Store Pedestals
Take a quick trip to the thrift store and find all the materials you need for these adorable Thrift Store Pedestals. This thrift store DIY looks antique and vintage, but is actually made with old plates and candlestick holders. Decorative crafts are a great way to brighten up your space if you're on a budget. The mismatched plates and pedestals help to create a whimsical aesthetic that's unlike anything you'll find in a store.
- Thrift store plates and saucers
- Glass candle holders
- Non-glossy spray paint
- Fine grit sanding sponge
- Mod Podge and foam brush
- E-6000 glue
- Vintage paper and/or cutouts (optional)
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- To make your candle holders swanky, wash them with soapy water. Then dry them thoroughly. Spray paint them with non-glossy spray paint. Usually two or three light coats of paint will do the trick.
- Once thoroughly dry, use a fine grit sanding sponge and sand off some of the paint on your candle holder. Concentrate on the edges and ridges. I used paint-on pearl paint by Martha Stewart, and it flaked off. Spray paint is easier to control when you are sanding.
- Here are the bases for my pedestals after sanding with the sanding sponge.
- Now for the saucers or plates. If the center has no design, I used a scalloped punch to punch out pieces of floral vintage wallpaper. Scrapbook paper could be used as a substitute here. One of my plates has a copied vintage perfume label in the center, which I just cut out with scissors.
- Mod Podge Matte was applied to the back of the paper pieces with a foam brush. Press the paper onto the saucer, cleaning up any excess glue. Topcoat with Mod Podge. After the piece dries, a second coat of Mod Podge can be applied.
- To attach the candle holder to the plate, I used E-6000 glue. It needs to set overnight.
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