Saturday, July 17, 2010

$10 Pedestal

You know how Hobby Lobby sells those faux wood pedestals for about $100? I've always wanted one but there was no way I'd ever spend that much on one, not even with a coupon or sale price so I waited patiently... Remember I worked for Hobby Lobby while waiting for my dream job to be built. My patience was rewarded after 2 1/2 years!


All the furniture items that Hobby Lobby sells comes in boxes which the employees put together. Now some people just naturally have skills at putting together things whereas others do not and whomever had attempted to put together this particular pedestal ending up stripping out the screw parts in the particle board type stuff it was made out of so no amount twisting it was going to hold it together. At this point most store managers would say toss it down the dumpster but fortune smiled on me as I had a repuation for wanting anything broken beyond repair and it was offered to me for $10!!! Naturally I knew my ober skilled hubs could fix it *smiles*





Both ends of this pedestal needed repair and hubs used lots of wood glue and clamps to hold it together while it dried and set up. I waiting patiently...






Here it is looking all pretty and sturdy!

Not bad for $10 huh?

Gosh I miss Hobby Lobby!





Now if only I could get a new Ikea couch for $10...

4 comments:

Shana said...

Yay, It looks great. You have a handy hubby!

Darlene said...

It is amazing what a little wood glue, clamps and screws will do isn't it?!?! Great buy on the darling little pedestal table!!!!

Hope you are enjoying your summer.♥

Michellee said...

I love your new pedestal table.. I love deals like that.. And thank God for our talented husbands..

DavidShag said...

Nice work! What I got at a Hobby Lobby competitor were some plaster of Paris pedestals for very cheap - I think about $15 each. They come white and invite you to paint them - though that is unnecessary. There are so many uses for skinny pedestal type platforms. (Didn't really like to have to click on a label that made me confess to being a 'crafty diva', though...