Quick and Easy DIY Farmhouse Pedestal Trays
One of the most popular home decor trends right now is the farmhouse pedestal tray. Pedestal trays can add beauty and functionality to any space. They can cost a lot, but are super easy and cheap to make. Paint and stain let you create any finish you like. I grabbed my wood pieces at Hobby Lobby, but Amazon also has a great selection.
Supplies Needed For Farmhouse Pedestal Trays
Minwax Special Walnut stain
Lichen Grey Delta Creamcoat paint
hot glue gun
Sand all your pieces to get them as smooth as you can. Once painted, the rough spots look worse, so do extra good job on any really rough spots.
For my medium tray, start by glueing two small candlestick holders together to make the pedestal (opening to opening) and painting the pieces with white chalk paint. I strongly recommend using Gorilla Glue brand hot glue. I found it to be strong enough to hold the pieces together. The chalk paint dries very quickly. It’s easy to get two coats within just a few minutes. To add extra stability, glue the pedestal to a 4″ round to serve as the base and the 8″ on top.
Once assembled, use a chip brush to dry brush lichen grey on edges and top to get a distressed finish. Seal with a coat of wax to protect the finish.
Use just one short candlestick as the base along with a 4″ round for this cute little one.
A tall candlestick and an upside down 4″ round gives another look.
Stacking trays gives you even more storage or display space.
Square Trays as Plant Stands
Square trays are a great contrast to a round plant holder.
These trays are versatile and can be used as plant stands, holders near sinks for soap dispensers, or to organize and display items. The possibilities are endless. Give it a try, and see what you come up with!