Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Turquoise Wooden Pedestal Bowl

I went thrifting over the holiday weekend. Couldn't help myself! I found some diamonds in the rough. Or well...I hope they will turn out to be diamonds. LOL. I found a sturdy wooden bowl in good shape. Does it's shape really matter if my plans are too paint and shabby chic it anyway?? =)


I gave it a quick sand. Nothing special. Just needed to rough the surface some. I mixed Americana craft paint using Desert Turquoise and Bahama Blue to come up with my very own color. ;)
I gave it two coats of my very own color.
Once dry, I sanded the edges. {LOVE}


I filled it with brown candles, smooth rocks in neutral tones and YES!! the pencil starfish! I LOVE the pencil starfish. It happens to add just the right beachy feel for this landlocked, only been to the ocean one-time in my life, Montana girl!

Although this doesn't match ANY of my decor, I'm still swooning!

Partying at the following:
The Lettered Cottage
Show and Tell Linking Party @ Blue Cricket Designs
Weekend Wrap Up Party @ Tatertots and Jello
Fun-Day Friday @ Little Lucy Lu
VIP Party #17 @ Designer Garden
Everything But the Kitchen Sink @ A Little Knick Knack
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Sundae Scoop Link Party @ I Heart Naptime

The DIY Show Off


Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!


  1. great job. i love the color and the starfish is
    really cute with it.

  2. I love love love turquoise! It turned out beautiful.

  3. I saw you on Creative Bloggers Party. I your newest public follower. I love the way this bowl turned out. And I saw your milk bottles too. They are great. I collect them myself and have them above my kitchen cabinets. I would appreciate you following me back http://talesfrommyjournal.blogspot.com I would also appreciate if you would like me in facebook http://www.facebook.com/DeniseMartin.LillaRose and in twitter @DeniseLillaRose. I always follow back. Just leave me a note so I know you stopped by.

  4. I'm swooning too - it's glorious! The color you created is fabulous.

    Hope you're having a great week.


  5. It looks fantastic! I really like the color you came up with!

    Literally Inspired

  6. LOL I love that color and was very beautiful to see with the star and the candles ...

    Good weekend!

  7. Big Turquoise and starfish lover here And so loving what you have done Great job!

  8. This turned out wonderful! Love the color!

  9. Awesome color! I love it. I'm always on the look out for something to make a pedastal/bowl thing and I'm not just not finding anything! So---great find! ;)