It’s time for this month’s Thrift Store Décor Challenge. I chose to make a pedestal planter using an old spindle and some sort of porch light cap. Be sure to check out my friends projects at the end of this post.
The two items were literally sitting right next to each other on my junk shelf. It’s like they were just waiting for the perfect makeover!
Small Wooden Pedestal Planter
Here are the components for this simple project! I have no idea where the porch light cover or the spindle came from. The scrap wood was easy to find in the shop.
Define edges on router table
I’m not a regular user of the router table. I generally put an all purpose bit on it and use it for everything.
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Mark center and drill pilot hole
Make countersink hole so base doesn't wobble
The countersink hole will allow the base to sit flush after the screw is secured.
Clamp enables drilling pilot hole in spindle
Assemble pieces of wooden pedestal planter
1) attach spindle to screw
2) secure screw into spindle
3) find washer to fit spindle
4) insert spindle top through porch light shade and secure with lock washer (you can also use a super glue)
Spray Paint Shelter for Painting
I spray painted the easy spindle project in my Homeright Small Spray Shelter .
Isn’t it amazing how paint can really make a project come together?
My hens and chicks need to be replanted. Did you see the clearance Easter basket planter? I added a little soil and some small river rocks from The Dollar Tree.
If you like this project, I'd love for you to share it with your friends on Pinterest!
Now, let's see what my friends have been working on . . . .