Vintage Silver Pedestal Bowl

Bonus blog post for this week!

My pinspiration for this post is Pinterest and the Pinterest Challenge hosted by Young House Love (which just so happened to be my gateway blog of choice back from when I was pregnant and sleepless.)

Anywho, I’ve always wanted a pretty cake stand.  I just think they’re . . . . pretty.  But it’s one of those things that I can’t get myself to spend money on.  So I finally decided to make my own.  I took some inspiration from this pin (photo) on Pinterest.

Pretty cake stand from the blog Life with Little Ones.

I wanted something with a “vintage” type feel so I paid a visit to my favorite local thrift shop.  I was drawn to their “silvery” section in the home department.

Look at all that loot! Already polished and everything!

I didn’t want to walk out of there spending more than $10.  Luckily I found just what I was looking for.  They were having a blue tag sale and one of the items I chose was half off.  (Phew)

So instead of a cake stand, looks like my finished project will be more of a vintage silver pedestal bowl.

All I had to do was glue the candle stick to the bowl.  It took no time at all.  Writing this post took (is taking) longer . . . much longer than my little pinterest challenge.  I’ll just let the pics do the talking.  I’ll hush for now:

Both pieces had a nice vintage patina to them

The adhesive comes per my husband's suggestion (thanks honey!). "It doesn't dry as brittle as Gorilla glue."

Has a bit of an odor. Use a toothpick or something you don't care about to mix the two together.

Carefully apply adhesive to the top edge of the candle stick and press it firmly in the middle of the bottom of the bowl. I just eyeballed it.

Create a sculpture. Just kidding. Use something heavy to weigh it down. Wait maybe an hour or so for glue to set.

And the finished silver vintage pedestal bowl:

I’ll have fun filling the bowl for holidays too. Maybe some eggs for Easter. Shots of tequila for Cinco de Mayo. Ornaments or holiday cards around Christmas time. . . etc.

That was fun!

See you next week,



18 thoughts on “Vintage Silver Pedestal Bowl

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  5. I’ve done this for a Christmas dinner. An old Santa candlestick holder that was rather *kitschy* and a clear glass platter. But instead of permanently gluing it I just used hot glue. Peeled right off and I could store it much easier, or use them in some other way. I loved it.

  6. One more thing, are you pinning your posts on Pinterest? You mentioned it but you don’t have a Pinterest button on the bottom of your post so your readers can easily share it, and you SHOULD because it’s brilliant. I’ve pinned some of my stories and projects and I’m always pleasantly surprised by the traffic it brings to my site. But, I’m probably sounding like your mother now so enough of that! Happy crafting and great job on your blog! I hope you have lots of success!

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