Upcycled Pedestal Stand

It's time for our second Do It Over Designers blog hop!

There aren't a lot of rules... we each just take something old or unused and 'do it over' into something new and then share here on the Do It Over Designers blog hop!

I will share my project with you first, and then at the bottom, you'll be able to see all the other participants cool projects! 😄 I'm excited to see what everyone made too!

Upcycled Pedestal Stand

I decided to make a pedestal stand from part of an old lamp and a metal souvenir state tray.

Upcycled Pedestal Stand

If you've been around LVC for very long then you've probably seen my Upcycled Lamp Garden Totem. After I made that I had some of the lamp parts left over so I saved them of course!

I loved the little feet on this vintage lamp base and I decided it would make a great pedestal base! I used a metal state souvenir tray for the top. The tray was slightly damaged, it had a burn mark through the left part of the state image, so it was perfect for this upcycling project!

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I spray painted the tray white and the base aqua.

Upcycled Pedestal Stand

Then I cut a circle from some thin, 1/8" wood that I had to fill the indented circle so that there would be a substantial base to glue the tray to.

Upcycled Pedestal Stand

I used construction adhesive to glue in the circle of wood and then weighed it down overnight to dry.

Upcycled Pedestal Stand

I wanted the base to look a little aged and add some patina so I used this glaze that I've had for seriously... like 15 years!

Upcycled Pedestal Stand

I just used a paintbrush to smear the glaze all around and make sure it got down into the cracks and crevices.

Upcycled Pedestal Stand

Then wiped it off with a rag.

Upcycled Pedestal Stand

I thought it would be easier to get the tray centered on the base by flipping it upsidedown to glue it. I used E-6000 but the construction adhesive would work for this part too. I weighed it down while it dried.

Upcycled Pedestal Stand

All done!!

Upcycled Pedestal Stand

Upcycled Pedestal Stand

I have it sitting on my coffee table now.

Upcycled Pedestal Stand

Upcycled Pedestal Stand

If you turned the tray upside down and glued it on that way it would make a cool cake stand too! That way it wouldn't have the lip of the tray to interfere with the cake knife.

Upcycled Pedestal Stand

Upcycled Pedestal Stand

Upcycled Pedestal Stand

Now, you can check out the other ladies' fun projects here:

The Apple Street Cottage - Vintage Washboard Upcycle

Pandora's Box - An Old Smoking Stand

Purple Hues and Me - Updating a Soup Tureen

Exquisitely Unremarkable - Vintage Surfboard Tray

Our Hopeful Home - How to Paint a Thomasville French Provincial Louis XV Style Nightstand

Modern on Monticello - Serving Tray Makeover Before & After

Cloches and Lavender - New Sconces and Fall Foyer

Southern Sunflowers - Thrift Store Upcycled Wood Pumpkins

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Upcycled Pedestal Stand

See the July's Do It Over Designers project here: Upcycled Cuckoo Clock