Thursday, August 4, 2016

Capital Pedestal Hack

So, I've been sitting around being a couch potato for three weeks (since my ankle surgery).  

If I'm not careful, I'll be keeping up with the Kardashians soon....


Thank goodness I had the foresight to stash a few easy projects to do while cooped up.

I took a few minutes out of my binge watching schedule to hack a capital pedestal that I've seen at stores like Restoration Hardware.



I found this pedestal at HomeGoods.  While I liked the texture (and the price), it was too shiny and new.  It was screaming for a paint job.



I used the colors in this capital table from Wisteria as my inspiration.


First, I painted it with gray chalk paint.




Then, I dry brushed it in ASCP Old White.



Here it is on the coffee table.  Since I had the paint on hand, it cost me a third of the price of this pedestal from Restoration Hardware.

Now, where did I leave the remote control?


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17 comments:

  1. That is so pretty! I had toe surgery in May and am just now getting back to my olds self! Best wishes you get there soon, as well!

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  2. That was such a good idea to paint it and give it an aged look! I think it turned out great. The paint brings out the details now. I have some of those capitals and I found them in the garden section at Hobby Lobby.

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  3. Eilis, this turned out so pretty! I love the way you have it styled on the coffee table too. It looks beautiful. You did a wonderful job! I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!!!

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  4. Look at you! Still being crafty after surgery! LOL It turned out beautifully! That was so clever of you to keep a few projects for your down time. Hope you're feeling better!
    PS Surgery has not diminished your crafting skills one bit.;-)

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  5. Wow, I am so impressed that you are crafting after ankle surgery! The capital looks amazing! Take care of yourself and Happy Weekend, Pam @ Everyday Living

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  6. Looks great, Eilis! Wish I lived closer to a Home Goods. So many great finds there. I bought one from Ballad a few years ago and I have a lamp sitting on it on top of my piano. Yours looks great on your coffee table.
    Hope your foot is healing well.
    I loved looking in Wisteria. That was a fun addition to our meal at Rise.

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  7. You do more recuperating from ankle surgery than I do in a week. Looks great. Don't you love home goods. Do you get a knee scooter? They look like so much fun! Hope your ankle heals quickly.

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  8. Oh Eilis you made me smile with the Kardashian reference but I do hope you are up and about very soon. Love the pedestal, truly aces! Have a wonderful week!

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  9. Hi Eilis, Love how this turned out. Dry brushing just takes things to a wonderful look!! YEven with ankle surgery you're creating beauty. Hope you're back up and around soon.
    Have a great weekend ahead. xo

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  10. Pedsetal is looking magnificent in rustic look. You have totally redefined the beautiful carvings and made it stunning.

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  11. Way to go!! Those pedestals are always so pretty and so expensive. The way you painted it is beautiful.

    You've been featured this week at TOHOT. :)

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  12. What a great project redo, Eilis!! I have a couple of those pedestals at my house, but mine are from Hobby Lobby. I love how you have it staged into a pretty vignette.
    Hope you're healing nicely!

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  13. Beautiful transformation. Love how it turned out. Glad to see you busy with projects. I know it does take time to heal. I hope you share this at our link party this Sunday, Dishing It & Digging It.

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  14. That is perfect...I just wish we had a HomeGoods instead of the dimwits we do have :^(
    I will have to take Kitty's hint and check out HobLob!!
    You did a great job...I really like items to use as risers and yours is lovely!
    I had foot surgery last summer and with 5 permanently stiff toes, my "normal" is completely different!! I am just thankful to be able to get around!!
    Many thanks for the idea and I hope you are getting better and better!!
    Blessings,
    J

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  15. I am catching up with my talented friends and sitting here thinking to myself that this is a talented gal and so organized too!
    Gorgeous transformations and of course you made me smile with Kardashian reference:)
    Thinking of you and wishing you well!
    xx
    Jemma

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  16. It turned out great! I hope you're healing well...nothing like being laid up for a long time to make you go bonkers.

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  17. This looks fantastic and that dry brush finish is always the best. Feel better soon - maybe a good book would be better over TV? Funny thing we got rid of our cable 7 years ago and I don't even miss it.

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

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