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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

More Pedestal Love!

Today I thought I'd share with you my latest pedestal creations.  If you visit here very often, you know that I love, no, make that adore, pedestals!  Why is it that anything up on a pedestal looks more appealing?
 I had so much fun making the two of these!  I am forever on the hunt for pedestal anything, and I must say that sometimes they are very hard to come by!
 So, the one you see here I actually created from found objects!  Can you guess what I made it from?  A large wooden bowl, that has a unique scalloped rim, a neat wooden candlestick, and a wooden base from Michael's!
I painted both of the pedestals cream (of course), and lined the insides with vintage sheet music.
Ok, before I show you more of the one above, I will show you pedestal number two!
This has got to be one of my all time favorite vintgage pedestals that I've discovered!  I'll show you later what she looked like when I first discovered her!  I love all of the interesting curves and angles!!
Again, more of the vintage sheet music treatment, and this beautiful label, compliments of the Graphics Fairy!
And of course that's where I found this pretty French perfume label, below!
Oooh, la, la!
Aaaaah!  I think I am in love!!
Here is what the vintage pedestal looked like.  Still gorgeous, but I must say that I am lovin' her head to toe makeover!!

And I forgot to take a photo of the large pedestal which I created, before I painted her.  So, here she is in her primed state.  Some day in the near future I will do a tutorial on how you can create your very own pedestal from found objects!
 So here is one last look!  Have a fun weekend!


⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

That is fantastic! I just love the new look. Have a wonderful weekend. XO

Tete said...

Donna, you do such a wonderful job turning the ugliest things into something so cute! Love them both. I am going to have to save up and shop your etsy.
Hugs- Tete

sissie said...

Hi Donna!
Your pedestals are wonderful. I love the painting and the decals you've chosen.

I've noticed that even since I started following your blog that you keep getting better and better with your creations. Next thing I know you are going to be on HGTV with your own show!


NanaDiana said...

Hi Donna~ What's the matter? Did you run out of objects to glitter, or what? Ok..I must say that these are very cute indeed. SOOOO much better painted white and glamorized. I have never really used any of the Graphic Fairy's prints but I know I need to spend some time there checking her stuff out. You do a wonderful job with the things you find there.

Hope your weekend is warm and cozy. I think your hubby is home this weekend? We are getting more snow tonight and it was slippery driving home from work. UGH..I am soooo over winter! Hugs- xxoo Diana

Kim K. said...

Your makeovers are always inspiring. I hope you are having a super weekend. Happy soon-to-be Valentines!!

Love of the Sea said...

Love both pedestals. They are so pretty. And the labels look great. Your creativity has no boundaries!! :)

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh these are GORGEOUS, Donna!!! WOW! What a gorgeous addition to any table...and nothing this beautiful and detailed is in the stores--so these are truly "one of a kind" creations....they will "fly" off your shelf!!!

Denise C said...

Those are so great! I think I will be on the lookout at our goodwill. Nice job!

Anonymous said...

Another wonderful transformation, Donna! Beautiful!!
Jo :)

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hello Donna :) Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, and for your very lovely comment ~ Love what you've done with these pedestal bowls, and I've used that gorgeous french label on my pillows, I've got one that is listed in my Etsy shoppe ~ LOVE that label, don't you :)

Wishing you a wonderful Valentines Day!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

simpledaisy said...

So cute!! I love the pedestals and what you've done with them!!

Kelly said...

The sheet music inside is the icing on the cake!


Lynn Richards said...

My goodness! What a transformation! Love it..

Lindy said...

I love your bowls! I have never ever thought about lining the inside of a one. These are gorgeous! What a wonderful idea!

Sandi said...

These are gorgeous Donna!!!! Who would have thought! Do you print your own decals and what kind of printer do you use?? Keep creating and sharing!!