Learn how to make the stone-look pedestal bowl from my viral TikTok video that mimics high-end expensive art pieces for under $20.
I am a lover of high-end interior design, and even more of lover of hand-crafted stoneware and pottery. But the problem is, my wallet doesn’t love them as much as my heart does. I’ve been swooning over the pedestal bowls I’ve seen in magazines for the longest time, but I couldn’t justify spending $250+ on a bowl.
So one day I took a quick trip to the Dollar Tree in search of faux marble plates and I had an idea. I raced to Walmart after to pick up spray paint, and headed back to my craft room to attempt a dupe of my dreamy stone bowl. I filmed the process for fun and put the video on TikTok, and in less than 24 hours it had over a million views. Crazy right? Turns out everyone else loves a good dupe just as much as I do. Here’s the exact process I used so you can make one, too!
Supplies You Need
- Short drinking glass (I got mine from Dollar Tree)
- Large serving bowl (I had mine already, but you can get one from the Dollar Tree or Walmart)
- Strong super glue glue (I used Krazy Glue Max Bond, but use whatever you like)
- Rust-oleum Stone Textured Spray Paint
- Rust-oleum White Spray Paint (Satin finish)
- Rust-oleum Matte Clear Spray Sealer
- Cardboard Box
How To Make A Stone-Look Pedestal Bowl
Start by flipping the drinking glass upside down and swirling Krazy Glue Max Bond (or any other type of really strong super glue) on the base of the cup. Anybody else permanently call it Kragle from The Lego Movie? Haha!
Sit the serving bowl on top of the upside down glass, then weigh it down by putting something heavy inside. Let that sit undisturbed for a full 24 hours.
Once the glue is set, put the cardboard box outside in the shade on a sunny day with low humidity. (Humidity makes paint dry slowly and causes drips, runs, and uneven coverage)
Put the pedestal bowl inside the box and give it a light coat of the stone texture spray. Let that sit for 30 minutes. It doesn’t have to dry completely, but it does need to settle in a little.
Cover the texture with the satin spray paint. I used white but beige or black would look awesome, too. You should cover the entire bowl with the satin paint completely. Let that dry for at least an hour.
Next, apply another coat of stone texture. You can add as much or as little as you’d like. There really isn’t a right or wrong way to do this. Let the bowl sit for another hour, then bring it into the garage or a well-ventilated room to rest for 24 hours.
After a full day has passed, apply a top coat of matte clear spray all over the bowl and let it sit for another 24 hours.
Then it’s ready to style! Quick note about food: if you plan to store fruit in the bowl or use it to serve snacks like chips or nuts for a party, make sure you use a food-safe clear coat. You can find these specialty spray paints at most hardware and craft stores.
Recap Of Spray Paint Order:
- Stone Texture – wait 30 minutes
- White Glossy – wait an hour
- Stone Texture – wait 24 hours
- Matte Clear – wait 24 hours
Want More Ideas?
I can’t wait to see your pedestal bowl dupes come to life! Tag me in your videos on TikTok and Instagram @lelaburris if you recreate it. I’d love to see! And for more craft projects, home organizing hacks, and DIY home improvement ideas, drop your email below to get a weekly email on Saturday with a round up of all my new posts. You’ll be the first to know about new posts and tutorials and you’ll never miss a thing. See you in your inbox!