Pedestal Table with Overlays

February 20, 2012

Hello hello, happy Monday to you! Hope your weekend was swell, we didn’t do much other than little things around the house, but I did finish up an end table project I started a week ago.

I was able to complete this makeover with a product I heard about last year called Overlays. This fretwork product is so smart and I was dying to try it out – it allows you to take an ordinary piece of furniture and personalize it with a patterned design to turn it into a one of a kind.  Hello, speaking my language now.

So I found a little black pedestal end table at Marshalls last year for $49 – a solid wood piece and a classic accent table, but I wanted to jazz it up.  I sent a request to the innovative ladies behind Overlays to customize a Lola pattern for me and within a week I had my custom sized overlay shipped to my door.  With it I was able to take this basic black end table and add that extra detail to make it my own personalized pedestal table.

pedestal table with overlays before and after


It was a quick makeover, first I primed the table with my fave spray primer Zinsser Cover Stain and also primed the overlay with the same.  When it was dry I spray painted the fretwork overlay with a favorite golden spray paint.

primer and paint

Next, I painted the table with Sherwin Williams Pro Classic enamel paint in ‘Oyster Bay’ and when it was dry trimmed my Lola Overlay and used Q-tips and Liquid Nails to attach the trim  to the table (the white is the back, the gold is the front).

qtips and liquid nails


kates overlay pedestal table cg

There are so many patterns to choose from, here are just a few.

overlays on stairs

overlay patterns


Many fit existing IKEA furniture, plus you can customize them with a special order to the dimensions of your piece.  Here are a few more examples of how you can apply fretwork to furniture or mirrors to make it a focal point in your space.

fretwork overlays

I’m a huge fan!

Check out even more examples here.  Good only this week through Sunday February 26th, purchase some for yourself and save 15% by using the code CENTSATIONAL

For a chance to get your hands on some complimentary Overlays, the lovely ladies Danika and Cheryle behind this innovative business are giving away two $75 gift certificates to their shop.

Eligibility to win one of two $75 gift certificates to Overlays:

1.  Leave a comment telling how you’d use your Overlays, on a mirror, a cabinet, a piece of furniture, a wall?

2. For a second chance to win, link to this giveaway on either Twitter or Facebook and leave a second comment telling where you linked (FB or Twitter).

Two winners chosen at random, giveaway ends Wednesday February 22nd at midnight PST.  By entering this giveaway, you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.


Winners:  #244 Becky C. and #451 Tricia N., both received an email from me, congrats!



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567 Responses to “Pedestal Table with Overlays”

  1. Marriah says:

    I have a bookshelf that’s in some dire need of a makeover – This could be the perfect solution!

  2. Kristi says:

    I want to add these to an entry table and possibly over a mirror. I love them! So happy I saw this on Pinterest!

  3. Rachel says:

    Oh my gosh, I feel like I’ve been searching for something like this for a long time—but just couldn’t quite find something I LOVED! And now I’ve found it!

    The possibilities are really endless…but I would start with using the overlays on some full-length mirrors to flank our bed in the master bedroom (white frame, and white overlay).

    THEN…a similar (coordinating option on the closet doors in our master bedroom as well.

    Love love love this!

  4. beth says:

    Oh, I would use those overlays on a chest of drawers that need a re-do. Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. nari says:

    i’d use them on my dressers!

  6. Karen says:

    I have a similar pedestal table that I purchased 10 years ago from Kmart (Martha Stewart collection). I still use that table to this day and thought about painting it. This post definitely inspires me to do so. The overlay gives it an elegant touch. I would surely use it on my pedestal table. Did you have to sand it before priming?

  7. Karen says:

    Sand the table, that is.

  8. Janie says:

    I would put my gorgeous overlays on an old antique wood dresser I bought at a thrift store to use in my dining room. It would really make that piece so beautiful because it has very straight lines, nothing fancy. But I like fancy!

  9. Mary Hall says:

    I’d love to use Overlays on a vanity I recently redid. It’s waiting for that special touch, which I think this just might be it!

  10. Janie says:

    I shared this on Facebook!!

  11. erica p. says:

    I would totally use these on my IKEA Malm dresser to snazz it up!

  12. Melissa says:

    This is perfect! I have an light wood colored Ikea dresser that I can’t stain darker to match my other furniture because of the texture. Now that I found these I’m totally going to paint it dark purple (to match my room accents) and put a while overlay on the drawers. That is, when I can afford them or if I win! haha. Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Melissa says:

    I shared this on my Twitter!

  14. I would use the overlays on a trunk that I’m refinishing.

  15. I linked to the giveaway on my facebook page.

  16. anne says:

    I’d LOVE to stick these on my kinda boring Ikea dressers!

  17. Cheryl Wingate says:

    This is a terrific idea! Love the table, and love the idea of using overlays. I’d like to try them on cabinet to “prettify” the panels on the doors, possibly cutting out the panels entirely and replacing them with the overlays. Really cool stuff!

  18. I’m thinking about using them on our nightstands. Thanks, Kate!

  19. junell says:

    I have a set of the pagoda’s for a mid century chest that I just primed. I also want to put some on my stair risers & over my door frame in my living room. Plus want to put the Olivia on my bathroom cabinet doors. Love them!

  20. AlyB says:

    I would do one of those mirrors with a cool fretwork overlay. I love the example you show on your post.

  21. I’d use it for either a mirror or a wardrobe! But most likely a mirror in my master bedroom that we’re FINALLY just finishing after 4 long years. :)

  22. Brynne says:

    I would run some strips of the O’verlays along the thick front edge of my Ikea desk!

  23. Natalie says:

    I would use on the plain Jane white Malm dresser going in my daughter’s room!! I’m dying to try these!!

  24. Annie says:

    I would use the overlay to spice up a sideboard in the dining room.

  25. Vicente says:

    I would use them on a bookcase to add some interest. Thanks.

  26. Kristen Wallen says:

    I recently purchased a 70’s record player, stereo cabinet I’m tyring into a sideboard that is in desperate need of overlays!

  27. Melissa R. says:

    I would LOVE to use Overlays on my New Year’s Resolution to try to give a makeover to a piece of furniture by myself! I think I can make an office desk look really good with Overlays!

  28. Megan says:

    I’ll have a custom Lola made to wrap around my round coffee table. I was going to just paint it white until I saw these…now it’s getting the white, the overlay and a tassel pull for the drawer. Thanks so much for this post!

  29. Beth says:

    I have a mirror in my family room that’s begging for some overlay love!

  30. Terri says:

    I would use the overlays on some furniture (dresser) that I am getting ready to paint! <3

  31. I would use it on our mantle in the living room.

  32. I have been wanting to do a project with overlays for a while now! I would used them on a dresser or an old mirror! Your table looks lovely!

  33. I just shared on Twitter!

  34. Lauren says:

    I would love to spice up a mirror in our entry!

  35. maureen says:

    I would love to use the Dorothy Draper overlays on the Rast chest!

  36. Abby says:

    I’ve been thinking about trying to use O’verlays on the sides of a bookcase.

  37. PAULA says:

    I have a very plain dresser that would make a great showcase for some overlays, and vice versa.

  38. Marilyn says:

    I’m about to install a “stock” barn door and these overlays could definitely jazz it up! Fabulous product.

  39. Janna says:

    I’m dying to try these O’verlays on my Ikea dresser that we are using as a buffet. It would really add a lot to the boring piece! My fingers are crossed…..I’d buy them, but spending $100 on making the piece better, makes me just want to go buy a new buffet! The gift certificate would be very helpful!! :D

  40. Sarah says:

    I’d love to try these on my nightstands! I’ve been admiring them for a long time!! Thanks!

  41. Ashley says:

    Definitely my nightstands. I bought them second hand, and I have been trying to find a way to spruce them up. This is perfect! Thanks!

  42. Amber says:

    These are really cool, I would probably try these on a dresser that I have!

  43. Brenna says:

    How cool! I would use them on a mirror.

  44. MJ says:

    I’m in the process of remodeling my guest room and rather than toss out my significant other’s childhood dresser, I’d like to give it a little makeover and this would be PERFECT!

  45. kathleen says:

    One style of the overlays would be great on my bathroom bacinet redo. Great item.

  46. Rebecca says:

    I have a mirror in need of an upgrade and one of these overlays would be perfect!

  47. Gizala says:

    I know exactly what I would use the overlays for – to update a dresser in my daughter’s room.

  48. Natalie says:

    I LOVE these things!! I would most definitely put these on the MALM dresser I just purchased for my daughters room — spray paint them HOT pink to go with the decor of her room! I discovered these about 3 mths ago and I am dying to try!

  49. Amanda P. says:

    LOVE overlays!!!!!! I think it’s such an incredible idea!!! I’m dying to use them as a cornice for my bedroom…but of course I’d have to have something customer designed…hehe…hope to win that gift card!!!!!

  50. Jess says:

    I’d like to dress up a mirror with overlays.

  51. Brooke says:

    I have two dressers that I am dying to redo. Overlays would be a great way to spice things up! Now, how do I decide which one…..?

  52. Brooke says:

    I totally shared on FB! I have more than a few friends that will be all over these!

  53. Lesli says:

    YES PLEASE!! We need to redo our fireplace surround, and this is PERFECT!! It would be so classy and original looking :)

  54. Brittany says:

    I would probably use them to jazz up our future end tables. Or maybe our existing nightstands? I would definitely find a place for them somewhere!

  55. Holly Gagne says:

    I’m so happy. My two favorite blog peeps got together to create one amazing table. I just love it. We are hoping to do a large scale custom Overlay for a ceiling in a study very soon!

  56. Dee says:

    I think I’ll probably use it on some furniture pieces. My master bedroom is in desperate need of some pretty dressers!

  57. Dee says:

    I shared this giveaway/post on facebook!

  58. sangeetha says:

    My little bathroom needs a makeover, would try it there

  59. Shavonda says:

    I recently purchased a dresser at my local thrift store that I’m revamping to use as a bar/ drink serving area in my kitchen. Overlays would add that extra oomph to make it a real focal point!

  60. Debbie says:

    I already have it planned out in my head! Two Ikea Rast dressers painted white with O’verlays painted gold used as a TV stand.

  61. Elaine Parker says:

    I have an oval table similar to yours that I will be refinishing in the spring, I would love to use the Overlays on it. I am envious when I hear you refinishing furniture now, here on the east coast of Canada we have snow and cold! Thanks for giving us Canadians a chance to enter the contest…good luck to me :o)

  62. design fluff says:

    I’d use the O’verlays on a dresser re-do. And possibly on the ceiling.

  63. Lesly says:

    Id use my overlays on my desk to give it some style!

  64. Dana says:

    Kate, I love this table and the color is perfect! Should something be primed that is already painted but going to be repainted? I am going to try this!

  65. Ms. Lizzy says:

    Hi Kate, A little late on this post, but I’m new in these woods! :) I really love the SW Oyster Bay on this table. In the picture it looks like a cool blue gray. On the SW website it looks quite green gray. I want to paint my butcher block island, and I will get a sample before I move forward, but just wondering about the truer color? Hoping you captured the truer color….?

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