Thrifted Terracotta Pedestal Column Makeover

April 15, 2021
Photo of a faux finished terracotta pedestal column
I picked up this fluted terracotta pedestal at the thrift shop recently. (I could tell it was terracotta from the bottom. It was fairly heavy.)

The finish reminded me of camouflage, but I'm sure the faux finish is supposed to resemble mossy, aged ruins.

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Photo of terracotta pedestal column painted off white
First, I washed the the pedestal down with hot soapy Dawn Dish Soap water and a rag.

I then brushed on a couple of coats of Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Drop ClothDrop Cloth really brightened it up.

Photo of a laurel wreath stencil on the pedestal top
I then tried my Hobby Lobby Laurel Wreath stencil on the top of the pedestal.

The stencil fit the pedestal really well, so I swirled it on using Fusion Mineral Paint in Ash.

Photo of off white painted terracotta pedestal with black wreath stencil
The paint and stencils were sealed with Dixie Belle Easy Peasy Spray Wax.

Photo of terracotta fluted column pedestal with lavender pot on top next to a small ladder
I haven't decided whether to use the pedestal in the house or out on the covered patio, but it will be awesome with a plant on top.

The pastel books on the ladder were upcycled with Dixie Belle Paints and Iron Orchid decor transfers HERE.

Photo of terracotta off white pedestal staged with potted lavender and a ladder
I like it!

Photo of terracotta fluted column pedestal staged with potted lavender and a ladder

Photo of terracotta column pedestal staged with books, ladder, photo collage, and potted lavender
The collage flower garden frame was upcycled recently in a blog post HERE.

You never know what you'll find at the thrift shop!  Thanks for visiting

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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