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DIY Sculpture Pedestal

diy sculpture pedestal using things on hand

I’m back today with another quick DIY that came to my mind after stumbling upon this beautiful image…

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What caught my eye immediately was the simple tree branch decoration on her shelf.  I thought, “I bet I could make one using all the crap I have in my garage of those!” Believe it not the challenging part of this project for me was finding a tree branch as ornate as the one she has!  So I used a piece of driftwood I had on hand instead.

To start, I corralled my supplies+materials:

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The wood block measures 5.5″ x 5.5″ and wood dowel is 5/8″ thick and 7″ tall.

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(I patched some holes on this block so it would be smooth – it’s been laying around our house forever!)

Since my dowel is 5/8″ thick I used a 5/8″ spade drill bit (duh!) to make a hole in the center of my block; then I filled up the hole halfway with wood glue.

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Insert your dowel so it’s nice and snug.

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My little “Price is Right” model demonstrating for you.

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Once the glue was a bit dry (apx 30 mins) I gave my piece a quick spray with flat black paint.

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To add a bit of pizazz I grabbed some small gold L-brackets and decorative antique brass tacks and attached them to each corner.

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The last step is to attach any decorative object to the top.  Like I said, it was challenging getting my hands on an ornate branch (we live in a fairly new development and the trees around my house are just babies) so I chose this fun shaped piece of driftwood instead.  We have had this forever (pre-kiddos) and I still love the fact that it looks like an antique shoe form.  I used some Gorilla Tape on the bottom to attach it, as I don’t want to damage the driftwood.

There you have it…another quick, inexpensive DIY project today!  Please come back soon as I have two projects [one I actually FINISHED] in the works that are pretty cool [I said so modestly!].  :-)

diy sculpture pedestal using things on hand

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turn any picture into a mirror

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If you’re anything like me [stockpiler-of-just-about-anything-decor-related] then you have a small stash of picture frames around your abode collecting dust.  Some of mine are a bit outdated, but for whatever reason I hung onto them.  I came across this picture frame in my son’s closet recently and I know why I never got rid of the frame…

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It seems like yesterday my husband was holding him in one hand.  sniff. sniff. sniff.

Before you start thinking I’m awful for even thinking about changing this, just know that I have plans to display these sweet pictures in a unique way [stay tuned].   Before I toss anything out I try to either re purpose it, or paint it, or give it a whole new look.  I decided to turn this frame into a mirror for my daughter’s room instead.  As you may know by now, I’m all about quick+easy DIY’s and this one is no different.

diy turn a picture frame into a mirror using looking glass spray paint

I’m sure you all have heard of Looking Glass spray paint by now and I think it’s still pretty amazing what it can do.  [click here to see my spaghetti jar makeover]

diy turn a picture frame into mirror using looking glass spray paint

To start I popped out the glass from the frame and gave it a good wash with a 50/50 mixture of water+vinegar

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Once dry I gave each piece of glass a couple coats of Looking Glass paint and here’s proof that this stuff can turn glass into a mirrored surface…

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After one hour I put the mirrors back into the frame and hung up our new mirror in my daughter’s room

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I added a couple paper butterflies and “K” for her name to personalize it a bit. She’s 6 going on 16 and loves to put on play make-up so her desk now doubles as a vanity.  This mirror is just enough to allow her to play dress up.

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There you have it!  A short post today for a short and fun DIY!

diy-change any picture frame into a mirror using looking glass spray paint

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