I had seen a pedestal used in a bathroom for soaps and other things and though I would make one for the kitchen. I used a short pillar candle holder which I spray painted and a painted tin plate which was already green and matched the kitchen. I bought both at a second hand store.I attached the pillar to the plate with clear caulking. It keeps things off the counter and looks nice too.
I was never thrilled with the honey oak front door with brass inserts. As I am working on updating my entry foyer, I decided to .... dare I say it.... paint the solid wood door! I only
painted the side lights white and I darkened the actual door for a new look. I am excited for the way it totally changed the look of my foyer. It also cost me about $4.00 for one piece of wood as I had the other stuff laying around the house. Yay!
For a brief tutorial on how to do this, you can view my blog... Thanks!