DIY Kitchen Pedestal Dish

2 Materials
1 Hour

Today I'm creating a sturdy pedestal dish for my kitchen from things I already had around the house. I love it when there is no trip to the store!

First, I gathered my supplies.

A metal dish, an IKEA planter pot (they sell similar at the dollar store) , beaded stickers from the Dollar Tree, chalky paint, and E 6000 glue.

I had it all at home.

The metal dish was one of my favorites from the Home Sense store but I only had 3 so I'm using one today.

The dish you use and the base you choose can be something you have at home too.

First I put the beaded sticker strips from Dollar Tree around the rim of my dish.

I was surprised how well they stuck to the dish!

Next, Using E6000 glue, I attached the planter pot to the bottom of the dish.

I used a heavy glass vase to hold the plate down until the glue dried.

Now it was time for paint.

I used a white chalky paint and gave the dish and pedestal about 2 coats.

Folk Art Chalk Paint is my favorite inexpensive chalk paint for painting on metal.

Then with a fine grit sand paper, I distressed the base of the dish.

At this point you can spray the tray with a clear sealer to protect the chalky paint from stains.

That's it!

I'm actually painting this one to match the 3 tiered stand in my kitchen that I just painted white.

This pedestal dish is sturdy which is just what I wanted to hold the soap and brushes by the sink.

It is definitely not top heavy like some can be!

The brush holder came from Marshall's and it matches the DIY backsplash in my kitchen perfectly!

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  • Flipturn Flipturn on May 23, 2021

    Do you know if the material that the plant pot is made out of is rust-free?

    If not, and if the bottom has not been thoroughly coated with paint, I can see it leaving rust rings on your counter.


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