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. Judy Jursch says:

    I have a small dresser in one of my guest rooms that is in desperate need of jazzing up…the overlay would be just the ticket!

  2. Cynthia says:

    Very pretty!! Love the ideas.

  3. Yvette E says:

    I could jazz up my entry mirror with some and I have a dresser in my daughter’s room that can use updating.

  4. Stacy says:

    My husband is a pretty good beginning woodworker and has promised to build me a media cabinet for the tv. I would love to use some of these overlays on a simple cabinet to really make a unique piece for the living room!

  5. Fay says:

    Not sure where I’d use them, but perhaps on a bookcase in my office.

  6. Twyla Hajdukiewicz says:

    The table looks great and the Overlays may just be the answer I’ve been looking for. I’m redoing my bedroom in pale lavender with silver and crystal accents. Not only do I have two cabinets and a book case that need to be primed, painted, and blinged a bit, but I’ve been contemplating a way to add interest to the ceiling. I’m thinking the Harpers by the foot sprayed silver would be perfect for the ceiling and MUCH easier than taping and painting a border (my other idea). The large Grace squares might be perfect to transform the cabinets and the 7×14 Gracie panels could be just the trick for the cheap Target bookcase. I’d need a huge amount of the Harper to make a border on the ceiling, but I’m thinking it would look incredibly cool – especially if I use Pearl-Ex mixed with clear glaze in pale jewel colors behind each square. It would look like my room was wearing a rhinestone necklace!

  7. ohmydarlin says:

    ooh! I really want to put some on this column plant stand I have been redoing!

  8. brenda says:

    I would love to use overlay to create a one of a kind desk and dresser. I would mirror the front of my dresser drawers and layer the overlay on top of that to create a really glamourous dresser. And also add the overlay to my mod ikea desk to make more feminine and fun

  9. brenda says:

    I would love to use overlay to create a one of a kind desk and dresser. I would mirror the front of my dresser drawers and layer the overlay on top of that to create a really glamourous dresser. And also add the overlay to my mod ikea desk to make more feminine and fun

  10. Françoise Lecours says:

    I would do something fun in my sewing room !
    Thank for all the great ideas .

  11. Megan says:

    We have a Maln dresser that could use a good coat of paint and new accessories. Such a smart idea!

  12. Bibiana says:

    I’d use them on my living room accent table!

  13. mo says:

    Id love to use an overlay on an old dresser that needs some fun!

  14. br says:

    amazing! i would use the overlays on a wall under a nice chair-rail molding to add an interesting dimension! thank you for the resource!

  15. Lynn says:

    I would use them on my old hand me down breakfast table.

  16. I love the look on a mirror! Thanks for the opportunity!

  17. I would use them to update the dresser in my room!

  18. I liked this to facebook!

  19. Stephany says:

    Wow, the table looks fabulous! I have so many things I could use these on but I would probably pick a dresser in my bedroom! I’m in the process of redoing my room and this would be the perfect look!

  20. Rachele Slotman says:

    Love it! I would use in on my husband’s ugly and outdated dresser!

  21. Daniela says:

    Love! I have a dresser that I scored at a Goodwill and an overlay would be exactly what it needs!

  22. Jimena says:

    Your table looks amazing! I would use them on the ikea lack tables I have yet to put together =)

  23. Erin Q says:

    I would love to put this on my plain jane ikea dressers. they have a clear drawer front, and these would look amazing to dress this up!

  24. I absolutely love O’verlays and all the ways they can be used. I would use them on a dresser or some cabinet doors. Your project looks great!

  25. Sharon Warren says:

    I love the look of this fretwork. I am in the process of redoing a small, but main, bathroom with very drab, and unimpressive vanity. My plan was to paint vainty, but with this fretwork I could change it into something quite impressive.

  26. ericka oliver says:

    You are such an inspiration! I would definately use these on a entry table and would use it to bring color into my room. I LOVE these!

  27. Katie says:

    I would like to use them to make a unique mirror for my dining room.

  28. Caryn says:

    I would love to put something like this on an old dresser turned TV stand! I think it would look great!

  29. Mariana says:

    My headboard can use some of that! Beautiful!

  30. sue says:

    I am thinking that I would use this on a mirror that needs some help…the concept is brilliant!

  31. Melanie says:

    I would love to use Overlays on my mirror! I have an oval mirror that is in desperate need of a makeover…

  32. Taylor says:

    I have a small dresser that would definitely benefit from some overlay!

  33. ericka oliver says:

    linked on Facebook..I think.!

  34. Niki Bradley says:

    I have a bar I’m making over – I’d love to add some of the circular overlays to the front of it. Then they’d match my rad 50’s lucite chairs (with circle cutouts) a little better!

  35. Danielle L says:

    I would put a strip of overlays bordering the walls in the nursery I decorated for my sons room. All along the top! It would add such a pop and amazing detail! I would also use the credit to purchase overlays to put on my boring cb2 fresca console I have in my entryway. It needs some jazzing up! Please pick me!!! xox

  36. Danielle L says:

    I linked this to my twitter as well.!/DanielleHL

  37. Michelle says:

    Wow, a great way to add detail! I think I’d like to jazz up the breakfast area, creating a chair rail effect. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!

  38. Patti says:

    I’d love to dress up my ikea dresser for my daughters room!

  39. Julie says:

    i would use a pattern on my desk

  40. Tricia says:

    I’d love the use this in my girls’ bedroom on a dresser.

  41. Tricia says:

    I linked to FB.

  42. Suzanne says:

    Really love this idea; I’m thinking kitchen cabinet doors….

  43. Rosalind says:

    I love the table! My daughter is getting ready to buy her first home and we are trying to figure out a headboard for her bed. We have been thinking about building something out of wood but she wants something different from what anyone else has. This is PERFECT!!! The designs we could make by applying this to plain wood are limitless and would be one of a kind. We would probably paint them silver to go with her linens!!! Thank you for bringing this product to our attention.

  44. Natalie says:

    Love these so much. I’m planning to use them on an orange mirror from Ikea (painted orange so they look like part of the architectural design of the mirror.)

  45. Laurel says:

    OH WOW! Love this. I would use this on my two nightstands in my master bedroom. I was going to paint a fretwork design on them in a metallic but this is so much better!

  46. Natalie says:

    Linked to FB

  47. Laurel says:

    I linked on FB.

  48. Helen Williams says:

    These would be great on a night stand that I want to do for my granddaughter.

  49. Sharon says:

    I love this! I have a blanket chest that I’ve owned for about 20 years and it sits in my front entry. Every 5 years or so I change the fabric on the seat and paint the chest. I would love to have the overlays for that chest!

  50. Tricia N. says:

    I would love to get my hands on these. I would put the overlay on the head board of a four poster bed I have. I want to paint the bed silver and paint the overlay gold and place it on the head board.

  51. [email protected] says:

    You are amazing! You continue to provide such wonderful resources. I’m a novice furniture refinished/painter and these overlays are amazing! Your $49 table looks more like $499! I could see them used on a headboard or a boring dresser, or a million other places! Thanks!

  52. Blair says:

    After seeing the overlay used on a mirror, I’m in love!

  53. ashley says:

    OMG…I love it…a quick makeover…but it’s lovely!

    I’d use to pretty up my dining wall.

  54. Ragan says:

    Very fun stuff! Thanks for sharing.

  55. Laura says:

    I would use the Greek key Overlay to update a sideboard in my dining room.

  56. Kay says:

    I am so stoked about these overlays! I have coveted them and even pinned them on my Pinterest Board. I just bought a new home that I take possession of on the 27th of this month and I want to use the overlays to update my bathroom vanities. I have also thought about building wooden cornices for my two LR windows and using the overlays on them. I would be thrilled to win one of the giveaways!

  57. Maria Meyers says:

    My daughter has two of the same side tables! Love the overlay to dress it up. I have a mirror that needs to be updated…an overlay would be perfect.

  58. E. says:

    Love this idea! I would use it to save a dresser that is in real need of a makeover (think rust, grime and stains from a childhood nursery). Pick me pick me :)

  59. Kelly says:

    I have bookmarked and saved the Overlays website for quite some time now. We’re planning a whole wall of Ikea Pax closets in our master bedroom and these overlays are going to transform boring Ikea into fabulous. They’d also look great on the Rast hack I am planning for a side table. Or maybe for our new baby’s nursery. That padoga would be amazing!

  60. Cindy says:

    I love the idea of putting the overlays on a mirror – what a fun and unique item!

  61. Nancy C says:

    I would love to put the cheryle overlay on my big white closet that ive had since I moved here from italy!! (15 years now?) Its an awesome condition and sturdy as hell but needs some updating! I might just take advantage of this great 15% off too!! In fact…I might wana Overlay my whole house, first the closet…then the fridge!

  62. Lisa Garner says:

    I have so many ideas – like my builder bathroom mirrors to jazz them up or I am making my daughters headboard or those crazy eyebrow windows in my office that need some sunlight filtered – (the first thoughts to pop in my head)!

  63. Tricia says:

    I would use O’verlays on two pieces of furniture….a desk and a dresser!….i LOVE this idea!!!!!

  64. Tricia says:

    sharing on FB!

  65. Angela L says:

    These are amazing and a great fix for a HUGE blank wall I’ve been hunting to add some pop to!

  66. kathy says:

    I love the look of it on furniture and mirrors!

  67. Amanda C says:

    Would love to use these on a dresser I haven’t brought in from the garage yet!!! LOVE!

  68. WOW!! That looks amazing! I had heard about overlays through Pinterest, and am totally inspired by your pedestal table. That looks sooooo fantastic!

  69. I love these O’verlays!! I used some recently to anchor hooks to in a jewelry wall project here I could always use more for furniture or built-ins or to spruce up some cabinets.

  70. carol w. says:

    Looks so easy and beautiful!!! I have a dresser from my son when he was a baby that I would use the overlay on. Its just sitting in the basement waiting to be redone into a pretty bedside chest!!!

  71. Oh man, that table is too cool — and I’m crazy for those overlays!! I’d love to find a project to use them on!!! Thanks for the giveaway chance, kate!

  72. Wendy Hogan says:

    Thank you for offering a discount and giveaway! This product is so neat. I’d love to try it on a furniture makeover!

  73. Wendy Hogan says:

    Kate I tweeted re the product and giveaway. @wendymari

  74. Melissa Lynch says:

    Oh! I just put a plan little dresser in the atic…going to pull it out right now!

  75. Carole says:

    These overlays are amazing! Just the thing to update a plain little dresser.

  76. Dee in BC says:

    I have a beat up old miror in our entryway. I think this would give it a new life.

  77. Jenny Niemannn says:

    I would love to use this on my boys dresser!

  78. Keesha says:

    These are awesome! I want to add some to a grouping of mirrors.

  79. Keesha says:

    These are awesome! I want to add some to a grouping of mirrors.

  80. Erica says:

    I have the SAME tables, but in WHITE. By chance do you still have the measurements so I can just call them and place my own order? i LOVE how yours turned out and my pair needs some OOMPH too :D

  81. Bre says:

    I’d love to use the overlay on a small accent wall!

  82. Hilary says:

    This is really cool. I actually love the way the overlay looks on a mirror!

  83. Jessica says:

    I would use them for nightstands made from the Ikea Rast!

  84. Anna D-B says:

    I would use Overlays for our dresser drawers! Thanks so much, Anna, mattandanna at live dot com

  85. Colleen Irby says:

    I want to use Overlays on the wall. I would frame a large area behind my sofa, then paint it an accent color, and put the overlay over top, to resemble of piece of artwork.

  86. Taysha Riggs says:

    Wow! I’d never heard of these…. but I’d love to experiment with side tables I have.

  87. I’d love some to pretty up our half walls. They were hideous and had textured 80’s wallpaper on them. We ripped it off and painted them, but they could still use a little something something to make them pop!

  88. Karen says:

    I might use them in my kitchen where the backsplash would be. Thanks for the opportunity!

  89. Janny A. says:

    Oh! I love these!! Over a headboard, a mirror, a door, so many possibilities!

  90. Patti M says:

    I already have used these! On a head board and a closet door and I want more! Would love to jazz up my hall mirror.

  91. Amanda says:

    Lovely! I would dress up my daughter’s black bed or possibly trim a mirror.

  92. Lonnita says:

    This would be a great addition to the craft station I’m working on for my daughter.

  93. Erin says:

    I would use an overlay on an Ikea dresser. It will add a fun touch to our baby’s room.

  94. Amber Allen says:

    I love these! They are amazing. I would definately use them on an older piece of furnture in our breakfast room, maybe a hutch of some sort or I love the idea of a headboard being decorated in these!!!

  95. Courtney Mac says:

    I would love, love to have some O’verlays!! I am finishing a ’60s Bassett dresser and it would look fantastic with one of those babies!!

    Thanks so much!

  96. rosemary says:

    i will spruce up my bathroom cabinets with these o’verlays! it’ll be an instant makeover.

  97. Laura says:

    I would love to use overlays on my master bathroom and make a frame for my mirror!

  98. Sarah says:

    So cool! I’d love to use these to dress up my vanity!

  99. Nancy says:

    Wow Kate..These are so cool..I can’t believe how inexpensive they are..I love what you did with the table!

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