Tips for Decorating a Room with Mirrored Pedestals

Mirrored pedestals remain one of the best decorating items of all time. When used correctly, they attract the eye, brighten up the place and make most vignettes look positively fabulous. What follows is a bright and shiny peek at how to utilize and care for them the best way possible:
When choosing a location for your mirrored pedestals, take a quick survey of the other reflective surfaces and elements present in the room. Ideally, the mirrored pedestals should be positioned in a way that doesn’t create an unfavorable reflection or glare. For example, you wouldn’t want to put a mirrored pedestal in front of a beat up old chair or an architectural flaw that you’re hoping to hide from view.

Mirrored pedestal with rotating turntable top

It’s also a great practice to place mirrored pedestals in a way that helps to make them the focal point of a room. To figure out where that spot is, go out of the room. Then walk back in and make a note of what you saw upon entering. In most instances, that area will be one of the best places to decorate with a mirrored pedestal.

If that original focal area happens to be a particularly ugly one, don’t worry. Consider fooling the viewers’ eyes into thinking that another spot in the room is the main focal point. Often times, such trickery may be completed with a fresh coat of paint, adjustable lighting, a bit of furniture rearranging and the addition of a large wall display.

Unexpected movement can also draw the eye, so settling on mirrored pedestals that feature lighted, rotating tops may solve focal point dilemmas too. At Pedestal Source, we have several mirrored pedestals that have those design elements. They range in size from 36-inches tall to 44-inches tall, which is perfect for adding depth to vignettes.

Once you have your mirrored pedestals set-up in the perfect spot, be sure to keep their surfaces streak free. Frequently, the best way to accomplish that is by spritzing the mirror with a 50/50 blend of distilled water and white vinegar. Then wiping the surface down and buffing it with a chamois or other lint-free, ultra soft cloth.

To learn more about selecting, positioning and cleaning mirrored pedestals, please contact us today. Our mirrored pedestal pros may be reached via our live online chat or by dialing (800) 333-9953.

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Custom-Built Wood Pedestals Can Enhance a Log Home’s Interior Design

Log houses continue to be a popular choice among first and second home buyers. Some people love the homes because they are so inexpensive to build. Others just love the look and feel of them. Either way, whichever side of the timber you fall on, there is really no refuting that wood pedestals are perfect for displaying artwork within log homes.

Unstained hardwood pedestal

At Pedestal Source, our wood pedestals are hand-crafted, just like log homes. And they come in similar wood types too. One that tends to win raves from log home owners is our Knotty Pine Pedestal. Clad in a satin finish and capable of supporting 200 pounds, the wood pedestal comes in eight different heights with your choice of footprints. The solid, seamless pine pedestals are unlit but can be outfitted with lighting if you prefer. We currently offer this pedestal with a trio of supreme lighting options, including corner lights. They are ideal for displaying wood carvings, taxidermy and other rustic décor. Other choices available are ambient and spot lighting.

If you don’t want to add more pine to your log home, don’t stress out. We’ve also got satin lacquered pedestals made from a whole host of other woods including knotty alder, bamboo, cherry, maple and zebra. Each one is capable of holding the same amount of weight and you may opt to outfit them with extras. The list of extras includes turntables, dust covers and assorted lighting styles.

Knotty Pine Pedestal from pedestalsource

In addition to the wooden pedestals, we have cube tables on offer too. Extremely versatile, the cube tables can be used all throughout a log home. For instance, they could be used as night stands, lamp tables, foot rests, display and coffee tables. Like the pedestals, the cubes come in different sizes and wood types. Plus, you can opt to outfit them with toe kicks.
To uncover more information about these wood pedestals and other items that would look fabulous in log homes, please contact us by calling (800) 333-9953 today.

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Premium Museum Display Stands Can Help Pull Local Exhibits Together Properly

Starting a community museum is a rather large undertaking. To begin with, there is all of the advance preparation needed to obtain the building and artifacts. Then there is the matter of pulling it all together to create exhibits that people are actually going to enjoy and want to see multiple times. For that, community organizers should consider investing in museum display stands.

Hanging pedestal with sculpture

Museum display stands can help curators drive home the purpose of the exhibit and how it fits into the broader scope of things. If done correctly, it can also convey a unique, relatable, educational story that people may be tempted to revisit and share with others.

When shopping for museum display stands, board members should take into account the several things. One of the most important is the type of materials used in the museum display stand’s construction. Ideally, the materials should be strong and unable to cause damage to the display items. It is also vital to ensure that lighted museum display stands are designed to limit or prevent direct UV exposure. The list of safe construction materials to look for includes laminate, acid-free boards, water-based polyurethane sealants and Plexiglas.

Lighted glass sculpture with black laminate riser

Patrons’ safety and security as well as that of the display items should also be considered during the purchasing process too. For instance, it may be prudent to choose museum display stands that allow ample clearance for baby strollers, wheelchairs, walkers, backpacks and other devices. In other situations, museum displays that feature theft deterrent devices or open enclosures that encourage interaction between patrons and the displayed items may be more apropos.

At Pedestal Source, we have a longstanding reputation for creating some of the best museum display stands in the nation. As such, local municipalities and national museum curators alike can count on use to create safe, affordable and stylish displays. We are also always willing to share suggestions on which museum display stands are best for a given situation. To ask questions and learn more about our museum display stands, please contact us by calling (800) 333-9953 today.

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Halogen Pedestal Lights Help Turn Lackluster Displays into Inspiring Ones

It is no deep, dark secret that it takes a lot of perspiration, creativity and dedication to create the perfect piece of art. So it would truly be shameful to display it in a lackluster light. Thankfully, there are halogen pedestal lights available that can really make an artist’s work pop.

Corner lit pedestal with glass sculpture

Halogen pedestal lights are designed to last long, produce less soot and emit the most beautiful, bright, white light the world has ever seen. It is widely accepted that because of their inherent nature, the bulbs will draw favorable attention to objects and reduce viewers’ eye strain. In addition, today’s halogen pedestal lights tend to be relatively energy efficient and reasonably priced too.

On the downside, the bulbs can run hot and produce intense reflections or glare. Thus, it is important to pair halogen lights with the right type of museum quality pedestals and artwork. Otherwise, the objects on display could inadvertently heat up and the glare could create an unwanted distraction.

Corner lit pedestal with glass sculpture

At Pedestal Source, we have overhead lighting systems that are custom made for use with our visually dramatic, first-class pedestals and are sold separately for your convenience. The systems make use of halogen bulbs, pivoting hoods and telescoping, stainless steel rods. The rods are capable of reaching heights of 36 or 60-inches. Thus, they may be adjusted or otherwise configured in a variety of ways.
Designed to function as down lights, they are known to work well in various display situations. For example, they could easily be used to highlight clear, semi-opaque and opaque sculptures as well as framed paintings. Just make sure that the bulb is positioned well above the item. It should also have has the potential to provide illumination that exceeds the room’s overall lighting intensity by three.

To learn more about our pedestal light systems and how they may be used to create memorable displays, please contact us by calling (800) 333-9953.

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Rodin’s “The Thinker”: Considering Practicality and Aesthetics When It Comes to Statue Pedestals

Statues come in so many different shapes, sizes and materials that buying a sculpture pedestal can become confusing. Not only do you have to consider the practical aspects of weight and size, you also have to consider the aesthetics of the piece. You can’t have a pedestal which competes with the statue for attention but, at the same time, the pedestal should also befit the statue. If you have a really beautiful, ornate statue, you might not want to get a completely plain pedestal to go with it. So you need to walk a fine line if you want to get a pedestal that goes well with your statue.

Walnut cylinder pedestal with a turntable

Practical Considerations

Let’s say you’re trying to find a good base for a small bronze sculpture called “The Thinker” by Auguste Rodin. The sculpture is only 15.5 inches tall, but you need to keep in mind that it’s all solid metal, which means that it’s going to be fairly heavy. So you’ll need a pretty solid pedestal to put it on. Some more delicate-looking acrylic bases may be able to support the weight as well, even though they look fragile. In either case, you might want to give the vendor an accurate idea of the weight of the statue to find out if the pedestal you’re looking at will be able to support it.

Granite laminate five sider pedestal

Aesthetic Considerations

Although the statue is mostly dark, its patina is a combination of black, gold and green. This mixture of colors looks great on the marble base featured in the photograph because the two patterns complement each other. Would this sculpture look good on a plain black pedestal? Probably not because the black would look too heavy in comparison with the delicate work that went into the making of this statue.
However, you might want to consider granite laminate pedestal which would complement the colors of the statue. The glassy look of an acrylic pedestal would also present a good contrast with the dark, heavy metal of the statue. Our ebonized walnut veneer cylinder pedestal would be a good choice because of its circular shape and the dark grain running through it.
So if you’re looking to find a practical and aesthetically attractive pedestal for a statue, contact us.

Glass Sculpture with a Spot Lit Laminate Pedestal Base

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Premium Museum Display Stands Can Help Pull Local Exhibits Together Properly

Starting a community museum is a rather large undertaking. To begin with, there is all of the advance preparation needed to obtain the building and artifacts. Then there is the matter of pulling it all together to create exhibits that people are actually going to enjoy and want to see multiple times. For that, community organizers should consider investing in museum display stands.Museum display stands can help curators drive home the purpose of the exhibit and how it fits into the broader scope of things. If done correctly, it can also convey a unique, relatable, educational story that people may be tempted to revisit and share with others.

A gallery with lit and non-lit pedestals displaying various art works

When shopping for museum display stands, board members should take into account the several things. One of the most important is the type of materials used in the museum display stand’s construction. Ideally, the materials should be strong and unable to cause damage to the display items. It is also vital to ensure that lighted museum display stands are designed to limit or prevent direct UV exposure. The list of safe construction materials to look for includes laminate, acid-free boards, water-based polyurethane sealants and Plexiglass.

Patrons’ safety and security as well as that of the display items should also be considered during the purchasing process too. For instance, it may be prudent to choose museum display stands that allow ample clearance for baby strollers, wheelchairs, walkers, backpacks and other devices. In other situations, museum displays that feature theft deterrent devices or open enclosures that encourage interaction between patrons and the displayed items may be more apropos.

Glass Sculpture with a Spot Lit Laminate Pedestal Base

At Pedestal Source, we have a longstanding reputation for creating some of the best museum display stands in the nation. As such, local municipalities and national museum curators alike can count on use to create safe, affordable and stylish displays. We are also always willing to share suggestions on which museum display stands are best for a given situation. To ask questions and learn more about our museum display stands, please contact us by calling (800) 333-9953 today.

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Stunning Sculpture Stands May Help Dads Channel Their Inner Artist

Over the years, there have been many father and son sculptures that have captured the world’s attention. Among them are ones created by Louis Bourgeois, Ray Ewers and Ülo Õun. They’ve undoubtedly inspired other fathers to get creative too. If your dad is one of them, why not surprise him with a few sculpture stands for Father’s Day?

Black Laminate wall pedestal

Sculpture stands will enable him to display his best artistic renderings throughout the family home and business with pride. Depending on the sculpture stand’s dimensions and weight, dad may be able to show off his artwork at various flea markets, sidewalk shows and other events too.

At Pedestal Source, selecting the right sculpture stand for dad is easy. We have a huge collection of lighted and non-lighted sculpture stands to choose from. Some of the sculpture stands are designed to be portable. Others are best suited to remain in place. Plus, we can create custom fixtures for artistic fathers as well.

When shopping for a sculpture stand for dad, consider which sculpting mediums he prefers. If he has a penchant for using acid-free, lightweight modeling clay, any one of our sculpture stands would be perfect. However, if he loves to use heavy materials like stone or solid wood, you’ll need to be mindful of our sculpture stands’ weight limits.

Black laminate wall pedestal being used

For instance, our laminate wall pedestals can accommodate dad’s artwork as long as it weighs 15 pounds or less. Our affordable, portable pro and quick set collapsible pedestals, on the other hand, are capable of supporting sculptures that weigh up to 75 pounds. Other sculpture stands, like our polished concrete pedestals, can hold up to 400 pounds.

To learn more about our sculpture stands and find the right one for your artistic dad before Father’s Day arrives, please contact us today by calling (800) 333-9953. And when applicable, be sure to allow enough time for customization

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Wood Pedestal Styles for Your Home

Wood Image Pedestal being used as a Sculpture Base

Classic – If your home décor features traditionally beautiful designs, there are many classic hardwood pedestals to choose from to showcase your most treasured items. For a classic antique look, the Burlington Round Fluted Wood Pedestal features a stately grooved column, while the Camden Wood Pedestal offers a more sophisticated, elegant look and a circular top for smaller showcased treasures. The Classic and Neoclassic solid cherry wood square pedestals with a number of finishes to choose from are also great choices to match your style!

Art Deco – If your home décor has the coveted Art Deco, abstract, ethnic, or high art vibe, the ideal pedestal choice for you is the Cherry Image High Gloss Laminate Pedestal, which features a unique geometric design for your artsiest pieces! This type of pedestal also comes in other styles with advanced showcase lighting options and three different heights to choose from.

County Comfort – If your home features natural, country, rugged, or Southern themed décor, you want your home pedestal to mirror that old world country comfort. The best choice for you is the all-natural Knotty Pine Wood Pedestal with simple design and basic beauty that holds up to 200 pounds. If, however, you’re looking for a sale-priced item, the Bradford Rosewood Pedestal is an excellent second-choice that will match your stylish comfort!

Functional – If you like to keep your home organized and functional no matter what you’re showcasing, pedestals with shelves are an outstanding option for you. The Addison Wooden Pedestal with Shelves in dark tobacco or white is both beautifully crafted and useful for many home décor items, including small household plants. If, however, you’re looking for a functional dish display, the Barton Wood Plate Display will easily hold and showcase your favorite set of dishes!

Ultra Modern – If you prefer clean lines and urban vibes, ultra-modern pedestals will compliment your home décor best. The Custom Wood Pedestal, for example, features a stainless steel shelf with a clean column of wood. If you want your items illuminated, the Lighted Wood Pedestal is another ultra-modern design option.

Black Gloss Image Pedestal being used as a sculpture base

To learn more about sculpture bases and creative ways to display your art, please contact us at (800) 333-9953. At Pedestal Source, we have a vast array of premium, custom and off-the-shelf sculpture bases to choose from. And we’re sure that you’ll find our online shopping environment secure, user-friendly and stress free.

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5 Points to Keep in Mind When Shopping for Sculpture Bases

Have you recently purchased, created or received a variety of sculptures for your home or business? If so, it’s a good idea to consider pairing them with sculpture bases. Sculpture bases come in many different finishes, widths, heights, shapes and styles. So to help you find the perfect one to use with your recent art acquisitions, here are five tips:

Clear Acrylic Sculpture Base

  1. Choose sculpture bases that are sturdy enough to hold your art acquisitions without cracking or breaking. In most instances, you’ll find the sculpture bases’ maximum weight capacities listed in the product description.
  2. Select sculpture bases that complement the materials, colors and textures used to create the statue or statuette. For example, sculptures made out of polyresin materials may pair well with acrylic bases and wood carvings may look good sitting on wood laminate bases.
  3. Purchase sculpture bases that are wide and tall enough to accommodate both the artwork and the space. Ideally, the width should be large enough to allow the sculpture to be centered and the height should keep it within the average person’s sight line.
  4. Remember that the sculpture base and artwork’s appearances can be impacted by the amount of light that may be present in a display area. So you’ll want to select a base that won’t result in visually unappealing glares or shadows to occur.
  5. Buy sculpture bases that can stand the test of time. Unless of course you plan on periodically changing the sculpture bases out to match you’re developing tastes and design alterations. Sculpture bases that tend to have timeless appeal are those with solid color laminate, wood or metal finishes

Clear Arcylic Sculpture stand with art on top

To learn more about sculpture bases and creative ways to display your art, please contact us at (800) 333-9953. At Pedestal Source, we have a vast array of premium, custom and off-the-shelf sculpture bases to choose from. And we’re sure that you’ll find our online shopping environment secure, user-friendly and stress free.

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Lighted Displays Can Help Liven Up Secret Supper Club Designs

There is no denying it. An increasing number of Americans are in love with secret supper clubs. And with all of those underground restaurants cropping up to feed foodies’ desires, secret chefs must continue to reinvent their offerings in more ways than one. That’s where lighted displays can help.

Lighted displays are practical, extremely portable and can add instant ambiance to a variety of locations. They may also be outfitted with finishes that are easy to clean and maintain in between secret supper club meetings. For example, let’s say that a clandestine dinner service calls for an ice carving. The carving could be placed in a clear acrylic base and then placed on top of the lighted display. As a result, the light from the display would shine up through the base and illuminate the ice carving. The lighted base would also cast a glow over the tables or walkways positioned near it.

Spot Lit Pedestal with an illuminated Glass Scuplture

Ice carvings are not the only items that could be placed on top of lighted displays. Fruit baskets, chocolate fountains, edible art, cupcake trees and edible flowers would work very well too. Of course the items placed onto the light displays don’t have to be edible either. The stands could hold donation jars, menu boards and other secret supper club accouterments.

At Pedestal Source, we have standard and custom lighted displays that would be perfect for clandestine, culinary events. For a hip, contemporary look, secret chefs may want to go with one of our sign acrylic lighted pedestals. They come in fun, trendy colors like red, blue, white and green. Each one runs on low-voltage, LED strip lights. So they’ll stay as cool as the secret chef who chooses to use them.

A black acrylic pedestal with 4 corners lights that are illuminating a sculpture

We’ve also got lighted displays that would fit in with a variety of other underground restaurant design schemes. Among them are lighted displays covered the granite laminate, brushed aluminum laminate and antique topaz laminate. To learn more about lighted displays and how to fit them into a secret supper club design scheme, please contact us at (800) 333-9953.

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