DIY Pedestal Bowl
Posted By
Gail Wilson
Monday, January 23, 2017
Materials Needed: 
  • Wooden Bowl
  • Spindle (chair, table, bed)
  • Wooden Base (thrift store or craft store)
  • Screws
  • Wood Glue
  • Paint
  • Saw
  • Drill
  • Drill Bits & Screw Bits
  • Sandpaper or Sanding Sponge
  • Homeright Finish Max
  • Homeright Small Spray Shelter
  • Extension Cord

Project Steps


Organization is a must, and keeping necessary items in one place will make life easier. When you have a catch-all place for those items such as keys, phone, and sunglasses, you’ll get out the door faster!  There are lots of options, such as trays and bowls. Today’s tutorial will show you how you can make a DIY catch-all pedestal bowl. Buying the items at thrift stores will keep the cost of this project to a minimum.

Step 1

Gather your supplies. This large bowl was $1 at a thrift store, the spindle was left over from another project. The base was purchased at a craft store years ago, but never used.

Step 2

Carefully cut the spindle to size using a handsaw, jigsaw, or compound miter saw.

Step 3

This is called a “dry fit”.  It’s where you place your pieces together to see if you want to trim your spindle, place the spindle upright or upside down so that it’s more pleasing to the eye.

Step 4

Drill a hole in the center of the base, bowl, and both ends of the spindle.  Use wood glue and screws to secure your pieces. Your pedestal bowl will rest better on your countertop if you secure your screw with a slight countersink into the bottom of the base.

Step 5

Lightly sand the shine off of all your pieces so your paint adheres well.

Step 6

Set up your Homeright Small Spray Shelter. Raising it up on a work table will make this job easier on your back. Using clamps to secure it works well if the wind picks up. A DIY lazy susan is very helpful for rotating small projects in the spray shelter.

On a small project like this, minimal paint is needed. Pour about 1/3 – 1/2 cup of paint into your paint cup. (NOT 1/3 to 1/2 full, but a US measuring cup) Plug in your Finish Max and SPRAY!!!

Step 7

 Always begin by spraying your project upside down to get every nook and cranny. Slowly rotate your project as you spray.

Step 8

 Flip your project upright to complete the spraying process.

Step 9

Allow your project to dry. Embellish, highlight, or wax your new DIY pedestal bowl to fit your own taste and décor.

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