The search began. I found a beautiful hobnail one at Goodwill for $2. But it had weird sticky brown substance in the bowl. I put it back and now I'm kicking myself. I totally could have thrown on some rubber gloves and tackled that mess with some vinegar and baking soda, but I guess I was being a wuss that day.
Anyway, I started to look on Etsy.
Most of the pedestal bowls were $15-$25 plus like $15 in shipping. Let me remind you that we are a family of five living on a firefighter's income. So, yeah....That wasn't going to happen.
As I was doing my weekly Goodwill run last week I found this cute little clear glass bowl with scalloped edges for $2. Duh. I skipped an aisle over and grabbed a 50 cent wine glass. I couldn't wait to get home! Visions of E6000 and spray paint were dancing in my head.
I'm sure you guys can figure this out on your own, but here's a gratuitous tutorial for you anyway.
What you need:
Clear glass bowl
White spray paint
Wash and dry your bowl and wine glass.
Glue the bottom of the wine glass to the bottom of the bowl. The trick with E6000 and glass is to apply a thin coat to both surfaces and let them sit for 5 minutes or so before sticking them together. Let the bowl and glass dry for at least 4-6 hours before trying to pick up.
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Spray paint (I'm a fan of Krylon) your newly created pedestal bowl. Light coats. Always light coats. I think I did about 4 coats. It was windy that day and my paint is a bit uneven but you can't tell unless you hold it up to the light.
Let it dry and fill it with fruit. As long as you don't paint the inside of the bowl, then it's food safe. Otherwise, I suggest only putting wrapped food products or fruit and vegetables that you plan on peeling into the bowl, just to be safe.
This little beauty should satisfy my obsession until Mother's Day or my birthday or the next time someone wants to buy me a present.
What's your decor obsession?
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