Hello, everybody! I hope the weekend is going well for you.
This winter has been an exceptionally cold one with temperatures in the single digits most of the time. The bitter cold has driven most of us indoors. However, with schools closings two days in a row the kids are having ample fun with "snow days."
I think the best part of winter is keeping alive the hope that spring is just round the corner!
The cold has driven us inside and allowed me to finish all those projects which I kept putting off....
I have been meaning to make these column pedestals for a long time now and I am so glad that I did! They are so simple, easy, and functional!
I had some left over 4x4 lumber and a couple of wooden post base trims from our pergola project last summer, and I was able to use them to make three of these pedestals.
Supplies required to make Column Pedestals:
1. 8ft- 4x4 wood cut into different lengths with a circular saw: 12 inches, 9 inches and 6 inches. (Home Depot will even cut them for you to the requested lengths).
2. Wooden Post base trim (Home Depot - $3.47 a piece: found with deck railings and posts).
4. Paintable all purpose caulk to seal all the edges, especially all around the base of the column.
5. Latex or acrylic paint of your choice for base coat and the top coat.
For the base coat, I used burnt umber and the top coat is ivory white.
6. Square piece of wood for the top of the pedestals (I bought three of these from Jo-Ann craft store with a 40 % coupon)
After centering the top end of the column post to the square piece of wood, I secured it with wood glue and let it dry.
7. Folk Art Antiquing medium from Jo-Ann
Try selecting wood pieces with the least visible pine knots, to avoid the knots bleeding through once they are painted.
The pedestals after couple coats of burnt umber:
I applied two coats of ivory white as top coat and allowed the piece to dry thoroughly.
Followed by sanding with a medium grain sand paper around the edges so that the base coat peeks through :)
And the last part is the most fun part! Applying the antiquing medium with a dry brush and wiping off most of the glaze with a damp rag or paper towel. How much of the glaze you want to remove is totally upto you, depending on how you want the finished product to look:
I love how these column pedestals turned out and can envision using them in many vignettes down the road.
They will make wonderful candle holders, a beautiful way to display collectibles and at the same time create height in a vignette:
In black and white:
I had fun with these column pedestals! I hope you enjoyed taking a peek at them.
Thanks for stopping by! It is always a pleasure hearing from you!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Also, my heartfelt thanks to Maria Elena @ Our Home away from Home for showcasing my love for Mason Jars and my Burlap-Doily Pillow ,
Terri @ A Creative Princess and Fotini @ Glamorous, Affordable Life for featuring the same post at their weekly link parties.
Stop by and visit these lovely ladies and their beautiful blogs if you get a chance for choc-full of creative ideas and inspirations!