marble and wood pedestal stands DIY

Let me show you a quick and easy marble and wood pedestal stands DIY from thrifted items. I am attracted to white marble pieces and I have picked up a few pieces while thrifting. This is a great up-cycle to breathe new life into them.

marble and wood pedestal stands

Just add some wooden pieces and turn them into fabulous up-cycled marble and wood pedestal stand serving pieces. For a few dollars you can create unique items that are all your own.

I found that although I love these white marble pieces…found while thrifting for a great price…I wasn’t really using them. So what’s the point, right?

The concept behind the marble & wood pedestal stands

Then one day I saw a marble pedestal at a home decor store and a light bulb went off. Duh! Why didn’t I think of this sooner?

marble and wood pedestal stands

I have made many, many pedestal plates using pretty china dishes with candlesticks. I actually use to sell them in my consigning days and this is a natural extension. This will give you an idea of my pedestal plate collection {pedestal plates & pumpkin table}.

pedestal plates & pumpkins table

The design behind the marble & wood pedestal stands

All you need is a base, a top, and E6000 adhesive. This is the best glue for the job. Trust me. I tested many glues back when I was selling the pedestal plates, assuring the pedestal plates were durable for my customers. The E6000 is the {wo}man for the job! 💪🏼

marble and wood pedestal stands

For this project, I made a couple of pieces with opposing designs. One piece is a marble cheese dish with a glass cover on top and a distressed wooden candle holder on the bottom. The other piece is a wooden plate on top with a marble mortar bowl on the bottom.

This pestle & mortar set I loved at first sight but it is h.e.a.v.y! When I spied it, I envisioned serving guacamole in it, and crushing herbs and spices in it, but it is so cumbersome I quickly shied away from it. Unfortunately it is not practical and super inconvenient because of its heft. BUT it’s weightiness made it the perfect candidate for a base. It is super sturdy and it won’t let the top plate topple over.

The simple DIY steps behind the marble & wood pedestal stands

There’s really one simple step to creating these serving marble and wood pedestal stands. Glue and go. That’s it. Pretty easy, but here are some helpful hints.

⚜️ Measure your pieces so you glue them together centered correctly. I use to think I could eyeball it, but believe me, measuring is best and I will leave it at that. 😉

⚜️ Let your pieces adhere overnight. Avoid the temptation to move them around while the glue is setting. Once the glue sets appropriately it is pretty secure, but it might slip & slide if you move them too soon while the glue is still wet.

⚜️ I also recommend hand washing only for these pieces. This goes for any wooden items. I don’t know how the adhesive would fair under the high heat of a dishwasher. My educated guess is not too well.

marble and wood pedestal stands

The skinny behind the marble & wood pedestal stands

⚜️3 items: {1} a top {2} a bottom {3} E6000 adhesive

⚜️ 3 steps: {1} measure {2} glue {3} enjoy

I love to up-cycle old things and breathe new life into them.

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It’s a pretty easy DIY. Hopefully you will look at those random marble and wood pieces while perusing thrift shops, garage sales, flea markets, etc. in a different light.

“It’s not about what it is – it’s about what it can become.’

Dr. Seuss

sharing @ Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday

2 Comments

  1. helenfern says:

    What a great upscale!! Thanks for sharing at My Big Fat Menopausal Life’s Share the Wealth Party. Have a wonderful week!

    1. Thank you so much! So simple, yet I don’t know why it took me so long to figure it out. Thanks for the visit. XO- MJ

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