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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