It’s time for another thrift store makeover! For this month’s Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I made over a wooden pedestal bowl that I found at Goodwill. After showing this piece to some friends at school, we all agreed that it is from the 70’s and its two most common uses were for a nut bowl on the coffee table or to hold faux fruit.
This is a fun challenge. Each month 19 ladies will create a new home decor piece from an item we’ve found at a thrift store, yard sale, resale shop etc. There is no budget or specific theme so we are free to let our creativity run wild!
Meet the Hosts
Amanda | The Kolb Corner Chelc| Inside the Fox Den Erlene | My Pinterventures Kim | Made in a Day Sara | Twelve on Main Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Shirley | Intelligent Domestications Marie | DIY Adulation Lindsay | Crazy Organized Michelle | Our Crafty Mom Julie | Live From Julie’s House Dru | Polka Dot Poplars Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles Pili | Sweet Things Channell | Hobnail House Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek Ann | Duct Tape and Denim Paula | Virginia Sweet Pea Sherry | Savvy Apron Stacy | Anastasia Vintage
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I stumbled upon this wooden pedestal bowl at a Goodwill where I usually find not-a-thing. I’m glad that I decided to stop in after school one day because this pretty baby became mine for just $1.99.
Some stain would have brought this wood back to life but I decided to give it an update with paint.
The bowl was lightly sanded and then painted with several coats of Cashmere paint from The Plaster Paint Company. My original plan was to dry brush this piece with white paint but instead I used Lime Wax in Chalk White from Maison Blanche.
Since it’s summer time, I set up a coastal vignette using my bowl.
Paint and white wax give this piece an updated look that can be used for decor in any season. I can see it filled with gourds this fall, greenery at Christmas, pinecones over the winter, and with Easter eggs in the spring.
It was difficult to get a good shot of the lime wax detail, but if you look closely at the base, you can see what lime wax does to the paint.
I had fun shopping my house for coastal decor to use for this vignette. The post card shows the Princess Anne Hotel in Virginia Beach and is dated 1907. I inherited boxes of post cards from the turn of the century from my grandmother and I love to use them for decorating. (I shared some of my grandmother’s 1938 wedding shower presents earlier this week.)
My grandmother’s Aunt Willie received this in 1907.
It’s so much fun to shop at thrift stores, especially when something as nice as this wooden pedestal bowl can be found, made over, and enjoyed for years to come.
If you like this project, I’d love for you to pin it for others to discover.