If you love scrap wood projects, you are going to be happy you found this pedestal photo display project tutorial! Are you like me, that you never throw away your scraps?
Pedestal Photo Display Ideas
Last week I showed you how I made some Photo Display Stands.
Scrap Bead Board
Rip Bead Board Pieces for Pedestal Photo Stand
I had some scraps in the garage, but the bead board was too thin to fit the pedestal/spindle. I am not sure what this (pedestal) is actually, not even sure I remember where I got it. It may have been part of the JUNK my daughter Jamie gave me for Christmas. I ripped the bead board pieces on my table saw so that they were the correct width to fit my 1x5 (?)
Glue Bead Board to Backer Board
Trim Pedestal Photo Project Boards on Miter Saw
After the glue dried I put the board on the compound miter saw and cut through both layers. (the 1x and the bead board).
Add Finial on Top
Voila! It’s done! This little pedestal thingy is actually plastic. I used Gorilla Glue (white) Dries Two Times Faster to attach the board to the pedestal and the finial on the top.
Do you remember that I was having a hard time figuring out a clip for these pedestal photo displays? Mostly due to the fact that the appliques were located at the top of the board. While having lunch with a friend last week, I was explaining to her that I was having a problem and I had a huge AHA moment! You know those kind where you just thump your forehead? YOU know you do that to!
I figured out that all I needed to do was to flip it around. I would like to say it was easy. It was mostly pretty easy. After all, I glued it with Gorilla Glue. I think because the joints were not perfect it made the job of twisting it apart a little easier. I had to make some adjustments on the nails, but that was easily done with a hammer.
Do you like it better this way? Originally I put it at the top because I didn’t want the photo to hang down and cover up the pretty applique. No matter how I tried to add a clip, it wasn’t working. Honestly, I probably would prefer using some of that poster sticky stuff to add a picture rather than put a clip on here I don’t like.
Did you see my Recent Comments & Questions?
Two Dollars said... 9 or chalkboard paint on it!! 🙂
I worked on some more of these over the weekend, planning to make them chalkboards. NOT, I decided that I like them as is. They are different than any of these 3. I really like making stuff with spindles! It’s sort of like putting pieces of a puzzle together.
A Quick Update
I have a couple pictures of my Armoire Door Into a Chalkboard:
I am using chalk on this chalkboard instead of the chalk ink because I will be doing a lot of erasing -- as I take care of my To Do List!
So there you have it, a bunch of updates! I have had a few productive days! I’m anxiously awaiting Spring! What is YOUR favorite thing about Spring? It is my very favorite season! Ever since I can remember I have loved Springtime!
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.