Time to get back into the groove of creating, or in this case, re-creating. When something doesn't work, it bothers me. This was the case with the second pedestal I painted for our home. I don't think I even took a photo of it when I finished it 4 years ago. Here's the first one, which I love.
So, it was time to get out the gesso! When I do them, I call these my reclamation projects, and the results are usually MUCH better than the original.
Some shots of the four sides in progress are below. Wish me luck!