July 28, 2021

DIY Footed Pedestal


This DIY Footed Pedestal is a super easy project that is perfect for the home decor enthusiast. I spotted a footed stand for $212 and knew I could make something similar. I love how the rounded feet give the piece a little big more character. I use the baking soda in paint technique to achieve a finish that looks like plaster or ceramic. I would love to see if you make this! Join me on instagram every other week for a One Day DIY.

Supplies:

1 12 inch Pine Round – I use this one from Hobby Lobby, but here are a few other options!I think I like the Hobby Lobby one the best because of the clean edge, but you do what is best for your aesthetic.


4 Wooden Ball Knobs – I use these from Hobby Lobby, but here are a few other options!

Wood Glue
Paint – Any kind will work! I used acrylic a mix of tan and white to get a creamy color. This one looks great too!
Baking Soda – Regular old baking soda.
Paintbrush
Sandpaper

Directions:

1. Glue wood knobs to bottom of 12 inch wood circle with wood glue. Clean up any excess glue with a q tip. Let glue dry. It will be fully cured in 24 hours.

2. Give the entire piece a quick sand with 120 grit sandpaper.

3. Mix together your paint together with a couple teaspoons of baking soda. The more baking soda you use the more texture your piece will have. Use your discretion based on the look that you are going for.

4. Paint entire piece. While painting, make sure to cross hatch your strokes. You want them to overlap so that you can start building the texture. Let dry.

5. If you like the texture and feel like the wood is covered completely, then you can skip the next coat of paint.

6. Paint another coat. If you like the texture do the same ratio of baking soda to paint. If you want more texture, up the amount of baking soda that you used.

7. Once the last coat is dried, examine the pedestal from all angles. Use a small brush to touch up any gaps between the feet and the tray.

8. You’re done! Use this for decorative use ONLY. This paint is not food safe.

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