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Pedestals in progress

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Here are a couple of pictures of my in progress pedestal tables. They will go on either side of my sofa. They will be painted black. We are also buying two new contemporary floor lamps to go behind each one.

Picture 1. Sorry about the dust but DH is currently sanding them and so that's just sanding dust.

Picture 2 is of the third last stage. Priming.

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Your room looks great, Dekota!! I noticed the 3rd white vase on the other pedestal.... nice!! And I love the way the other two vases look together :)

Good work!! :)

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Thank you all for your input and help today. There's not a lot you can do to a traditional bungalow to bring the contemporary feel in. So many architectural vantages that are difficult to work with, but I'm doing what I can.

I'm happy with that, so far. When I get my dining room finished (it's done, minus the shelves), I'll be happy. Oh, and the mantel surround!

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Very polished and put together!

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Yes, HD takes back just about anything. I bought something at Kent, and HD took it back! LOL

I got the rod at Fabricville, about 4 years ago.

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Here is the full area. Scuse the mess, pls.

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It's actually mahogany - the rods are fairly wide around. About 6 inches around, I guess, and no, they're not adjustable. In fact, we had to cut a 4 inch piece from a second one and add to this one because it was too short for the window but that's as long as they come :-( That rod, alone, cost $150. (that included the two end pieces that hold it in place). It was gross!!! I hate paying that kind of money for a rod!

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Here's one up. I'll hopefully have the other one up soon and take a pic of the whole area.

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The lamps I'm getting are very similar to this. Just a little different.

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Those are the ones I'm getting!!!!! Woohooooo...:-) They have them here at Superstore for $29.99 each.

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We're going to get the lamps tonite!!! :-) Paul (DH) loved the tables, and the white glass on them and now he's excited to see the finsihed product :-)

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Oh, I'd love to see a pic of your mantel, now.

My next project is definitely the shelves for the dining room :-) And you're rihgt, I'll need more pieces. hahaha

BUT, I did see the rectangle vases at the superstore here last time I was there, but they're too short for what I want. I want the really tall ones for my mantel :-)

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I may be headed over to Loblaws today or tomorrow -- when I'm there, I'll check to see if they have any left. I think they still had some in stock last week.

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Dekota, can you post some more pics after you get your new floor lamps??

Are the shelves for the dining room the next project?? You're going to need more white vases if you keep building things to put them on!! ;)

I put my two white vases on the mantle with the copper star -- I really like the way the three pieces work together. I'll get that project finished one of these days!!

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The tag.... well, I tossed the tags ages ago. LOL. But I did put them side by side and sure as sugar, they look great. :-) Thanks for the advice.

I am going to buy the two floor lamps tonite, though. I think they will be perfect in the room.

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It was one sheet of MDF (3/4 inch), primer, a can of black paint, and a litlte bit of poly. So, less than $50 for both tables. :-)

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Thanks for the kind words, Dekota :) I was happy I could help you out with the vases.... just one small correction, though -- they came from Ottawa, not TO :)

I may be a bit partial, but I like the vase alone on the pedestal. It looks like a piece of artwork on display in a gallery.

Here's a suggestion -- what about putting the same style shorter vase in front and to the side of the taller one, and see how it looks?? Kind of the way they look on the tag.

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That vase came from Loblaws in Toronto!!! A certain someone from this board (is it okay to tell who you are??) got three of them for me (all different shapes and sizes) and sent them to me. She's a sweetie!!!

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And this one.

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Pic 2

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Please vote on which you prefer.

1. WIth just the white vase
2. With just the lamp
3. With the lamp and vase

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Would a floor lamp behind the table (same as the table lamp) work better?

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I'm on my way downstairs right now to bring them up to the living room!!! I'll get a pic.

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Here's an update on the pedestal boxes we built for the living room. They now have 3 coats of black paint (called Whaleback), and so far, one coat of poly. One more coat to go, and they're done@! :-)

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They look great so far. It will be nice to see them when they are finished and in your living room.

Thanks for showing us!

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And with primer. They are 36 inches tall. Each pedestal will have a "white glass" piece sitting on top of them.

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