I’m sharing a stipple painted pedestal bowl for this month’s Thrift Store Decor project! Be sure to check out the awesome projects from my friends at the end of this post!
Can you believe I’ve had this thrift store pedestal bowl for over four years? You can see it in my Recent Finds Sick of Winter Edition. It’s just been hanging around in the garage all this time—waiting patiently.
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Paint pedestal bowl white
The pedestal bowl actually needed a little work. The base and bowl were loose and wobbly. My neighbor Rodney helped me get the screws out. The screws were stripped. Rodney used a drill bit to drill out the heads.
I replaced the screws and added Gorilla Wood Glue for good measure, then I painted it white.
Stipple Gray Glaze
This is where the magic happens. Can you see it? What a difference it makes when you stipple the glaze! How do you stipple paint or glaze? Once the glaze is applied to your project, use just the tips a chip brush to dab or pounce the glaze/paint. Stippling is a great way to hide brush marks!
I love how pretty the stippled glaze technique looks on the wooden bowl.
You can see in this phot that there really isn’t any glaze ON the brush. It’s a lot like doing a dry brush effect. The most difficult part of this stippling technique is getting the top to match the bottom.
I needed just a bit more of the Smoked Glaze—can you see the tiny bit I have just on the tips of the paint brush bristles?
Don’t you just love the simplicity of this pedestal bowl? What? You don’t have a thrift store pedestal bowl laying around? You can make your own DIY pedestal bowl, I have the complete tutorial for you.
See 100 Awesome Thrift Store Projects here
Now, before you get too busy, won’t you hop over to see the nice projects from the Thrift Store Decor team?
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Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.