Pedestals can add a lot of style and elegance to a home, and plaster pedestals are some of the most affordable of all. Most major craft stores and some discount retailers offer plaster pedestals of various sizes and styles, and they can be further decorated to match home decor. Decorating plaster pedestals really is very easy, and it is a lot of fun for those who enjoy home decorating and crafting. Best of all, after decorating plaster pedestals, they make fantastic platforms for displaying plants, statues, and other fine works of art, and they can make any home look rich and exceptionally elegant. Give these plaster pedestal decorating tips a try, and turn ordinary plaster pedestals into amazing and impressive works of art.
Plaster pedestals are usually covered in a thin coating of white or antique-white paint, and they are sometimes embellished with darker accents that highlight the designs. If you want something more colorful and more decorative, they can be sponge painted for a completely different look. With a sponge and two shades of latex paint, anyone can make a plain plaster pedestal look far more decorative and exquisite.
Choose two shades of latex craft paint in complimentary colors. For example, choose deep bluish-gray latex craft paint and a darker shade of gray. Begin by sponging on the lighter shade to completely cover the plaster pedestal. Next, randomly dab on the darker shade with a damp sponge, and if desired, soften the edges to make the two shades blend together. Consider practicing this technique on a sheet of poster board or cardstock before decorating a plaster pedestal to achieve the best results.
Rub-on gold accents add a great deal of glitz and glamour to an ordinary plaster pedestal. Apply gold rub-on accent paint according to product label instructions, and really bring out the beauty of the designs. Keep in mind that less is more when decorating with rub-on accents of any kind, and it should not completely cover the nooks, crannies, and plaster designs. For the price of a bottle of rub-on gold medium, a plain plaster pedestal can look like something far more expensive.
If you want to add color to pedestal designs, water down latex paint in colors of your choice, and apply them with a soft bristle craft brush. Solid paint in bright or bold colors would cheapen the design, but a thin wash will add just the right amount of color. Plaster pedestal designs can be painted to color-coordinate with a room, and they look highly unique and far more decorative than plain varieties.
Iridescent Gloss Accents
Add a sparkling touch to plaster pedestal designs with a coating of latex craft gloss that contains fine iridescent glitter. Use the aforementioned decorating techniques of your choice, and when the paint dries completely, give the designs a coating of glittery gloss. Cover just the centers of flowers or the edges of swirls instead of complete designs. Less is truly more when doing any type of decorating, and a little glitter and shine will go a long way and create a fantastic home decorating accessory.
As a talented staff writer with general interior design experience, Jessica Ackerman has written countless articles containing valuable information on many aspects of interior design and decorating. Stop by Wall Decor and Home Accents.com for creative ideas on decorating and design, and for wall mirrors, wall art, sconces, and highly impressive contemporary metal wall hangings that will set your home apart from the rest.
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