Spring Pedestal Planter Project Featured in Flea Market Home & Living Magazine

May 22, 2022

Photo of Flea Market Home & Living Magazine Issue.
I am so excited to share my project feature in the latest issue of Flea Market Home & Living Magazine.

This is the second time I have had a feature in this fun magazine.

(When you click on the bold Amazon, Old Sign Stencils or Dixie Belle Paint Company affiliate links you will be taken to the products I use for this project. If you order it does not change the price or service at all. As an Amazon Affiliate, Old Sign Stencils Affiliate or Dixie Belle Paint Affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases.)

Photo of a pedestal planter project in Flea Market Home & Living Magazine.
Flea Market Home & Living Magazine does a great job sharing my project with a before pic, after pic, step by step instructions, and a link to my blog post.

 Here is my original pedestal planter blog post from April 2019:

Photo of a small wooden bucket & tall candleholder.

 Both this wooden bucket AND this primitive country candlestick are from the thrift shop.

The candlestick is nice and heavy, and not tippy.  Perfect for a pedestal planter.

The metal, fluted tray on top of the candlestick was unscrewed and removed, and a hole was drilled in the bottom of the bucket.  

It  was pretty easy to attach the bucket to the top of candlestick with just one screw.

Photo of a bucket pedestal planter painted in a black base coat.
 Next I painted the whole pedestal planter with Rust-Oleum Painters Touch Latex in Flat Black.  

I used two coats of the the flat black latex paint for my base coat.

Photo of a pedestal planter painted in Farmhouse green chalk paint.
Next I brushed on my top coat, two coats of Dixie Belle Chalk Furniture Paint in Farmhouse Green.

I then distressed the planter lightly, with 150 grit sandpaper.

I have found myself inspired lately to try Prima Marketing Transfers after finding the Q is for Quandie blog.  Linda does an awesome job upcycling furniture, uses transfer quite a lot, and she's from Minnesota too!

 Since this was my first attempt at using the transfers, I used a cheaper, smaller one, for flower pots, Prima Marketing Iod Decor Transfer-Pots

Photo of an IOD pot transfer.
I cut out just part of the transfer indicated above for my bucket.

Photo of an IOD transfer being added to a pedestal planter.
After removing the white paper backing, the transfer is sticky so make sure it's positioned correctly before you stick it down.

I then used the large, black (popcicle-like)  stick to burnish, rub on the stencil.  Pull up the clear plastic carefully.  If the transfer is not completely stuck down, you can put the plastic back down and rub a bit more.

Photo of a pedestal planter with a decor transfer.
 I sprayed the planter and the transfers with Dixie Belle Easy Peasy Spray Wax , and then wiped it down with one of my fiber rags.

The Easy Peasy Wax is easy, but I use it just for smaller projects, as it is more expensive than Dixie Belle Best Dang Wax in Clear.

Photo of a finished pedestal planter project.
I'm so happy to see some spring GREEN!

Photo of my pedestal planter project staged for spring.
The Farmhouse Green Paint is perfect for a spring vignette!

Photo of my pedestal planter project staged for spring.
Have you made any pedestal planters yet?

Photo of my pedestal planter project staged for spring.
Thanks for visiting!
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Cute project, congratulations on the magazine feature!!

  2. Congratulations! Your project is definitely magazine-worthy! - Briana from Texas

  3. Congratulations! It's a great little upcycle! Any idea if the magazine is already on the market? It doesn't come out regularly and it's difficult to find!


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