DIY Restoring Wood Pedestals


I love unique décor and furniture items!  I’m always on the hunt for unusual things that need fixing up.  I usually have at least two or three projects in the works…or projects I have delegated to my sweet husband (he has better tools and doesn’t complain about ruining his nails)!

My dad recently brought us two of these amazing wood pedestals!


They were a little banged up, but so pretty!!  I previously read good things about Howard’s Restor-A-Finish on other blogs, so decided to give it a try!

Here’s a close up of the wood:


Howard’s was super easy to use!  We cleaned up the columns, then lightly sanded them.  We wiped them clean again, then applied Howard’s Restor-A-Finish with a rag.  It only took a small amount of product on a rag to bring back the deep wood tone and shine!

The bottom part of this column has been treated with Howard’s:


Here is a final shot of the column.  I covered the top with some leftover tile.  So far, these two pedestals are more decorative, but I’m looking for ideas on how to use them.  One idea is to have a granite top cut out of remnants and make a bar-height table.  Do y’all have any other ideas???  If so, leave them in the comments section.


Neat…right???  I am so thrilled to find something that makes some of my DIY projects a little easier!  Our front door is needing some TLC, so we may try Howard’s for that!

To see other DIY projects, click here and here.

Thanks for reading!



  1. Stevi Gibson says:

    I would have a remnant piece of Calcutta Marble fabricated into a long rectangular piece and then use the two stands as feet. Could use as a sofa table or for a foyer entry. Love it–looks beautiful!

    • Tiffani Stutzman says:

      Thanks, Stevi!! It would be a bit high for a sofa table, but in a foyer or someplace else without restraints on height, it could work. The warmth of the wood with Calcutta would be really pretty! Thanks for the tip!!

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