I recently revealed my Painted Kitchen Cabinets. I gave my basic kitchen some real farmhouse flair with very basic changes. One of these very basic additions, was adding grain sack stripes and numbers to the cabinet fronts.Read More
grain sack stripe
It's no secret I live in a builder grade, track home. There are pros and cons to these types of houses. They are generally new(er), therefore have less required maintenance. I like the neighborhood atmosphere and that my kids have friends nearby to play with. The neighborhood amenities are nice, we have a clubhouse to use for events, a pool and a weight room. The cons are, they all pretty much look the same. They are lacking in sublime quality as well as character. You just don't have the opportunity for custom or special features in a house that is being built with time line as the top priority. Thankfully, with a little imagination and DIY skills, character and "custom" features, can be added!Read More
I'm coming to you again for another great transformation for The Repurpose Design Series to show you how to give your salvaged finds some swagger. I hope you take away from this the idea that you can decorate your home for less if you think outside the box! This time I was lucky at my neighborhood garage sale and I scooped up this handmade produce, kitchen storage for $5!!!
It was pretty fancy all on it's own with an drawer that opened at the bottom, a lid that lifted at the top and chicken wire at the bottom of the drawer and up the entire back for proper ventilation. I knew it just needed some loving!
Among this project I also had about 50 (literally) other paint and or refinishing projects going on due to a local flea market I was selling at so please forgive my lack of "progress" shots on this project. This was a very simple makeover and consisted only of paint. I started with 2 coats of the new Valspar Chalky finish paint and I had that tinted to pure white. I gave it all a good sand with my orbital hand sander and of course distressed it in some places. I then added some grain sack stripes down the front. Everything is better with a grain sack stripe right?!
Like all good salvage swagger pieces, this looks nothing like the before! I love the way it turned out!
I also had a few other pieces that were easy transformations. One was the old "Edwards Pure Lard" tin holding the vintage cheese graters and whisks. I really did nothing to these but find them at an old barn sale and I'm now using them for display!
Another simple transformation were these old produce crates. I simply cleaned them with soap and water and painted them using a dry brushing technique to freshen them up a bit. I love how the slight white paint made the labels pop!
The final piece I gave a quick transformation to was this old, antique ceiling tin. Again it needed cleaned with soap and water and then I attached a printed definition of "family" inside the square and it made for a very unique wall decoration piece. Do you love this tin as much as I do? One just like it is available for sale in my shop!
Here is everything pieced together at the little wall in my kitchen.
Please be sure to stop by my talented friend's blogs to see their repurposed treasures as well! I can promise you won't want to miss their ideas! If you're not already, please be sure to follow us all on Instagram to see all of our decor inspiration!
I'll see you next time!