If you have spent any time on Pinterest or Instagram you know that the wooden farmhouse pedestal has been on trend for quite some time.
I love the looks and the functionality of them but not necessarily the price. So I was on a mission to create one for myself .
The products I purchased for this project were found in the unfinished wood section of Michael’s Craft store. They have various shapes and sizes of wood plaques and pedestals.
You can make them round, or square and use the size needed for your particular space, style and usage.
- circular wood plaque, mine is 8 1/2 inches in diameter
- pedestal bottom, the one used here is 4 inches
- paintable wood glue
- stain or paint, which ever fits your design plan
- wood stain used for this one is Minwax Wood Stain in Weathered Oak
- an old rag for staining instead of a brush
- measure from the outer edge of the plaque to the center where you will be gluing your pedestal
- glue the pedestal to the underside of the circular plaque, being sure to put the smallest width of the pedestal to the back of the plaque
- let it sit overnight to be sure that it has set in place
- stain or paint the top, the underside of the top and the pedestal
- for the stain I used two coats, letting it completely dry in between coats
- if you use stain you may want to put a sealer on top (I did not do this step)
- if your using chalk paint, you probably want to put a wax on top so that it may be wiped clean without wiping away the finish
Now you have a beautiful, hand made farmhouse wooden pedestal to use throughout your home. There are various different ways to add them to your home, here are just a few ways.
- by your kitchen sink with your soap and a candle
- for displaying items on your kitchen table
- bathroom counter with soap and toothbrushes
- if sealed it can be used for food
- to elevate an item on your tablescape
- next to your stove with olive oil and salt crock
The possibilities are endless with this quick, budget friendly farmhouse DIY.
Here is a link to another on trend, farmhouse DIY, the burlap banner.
Till next time