When I’m out on my Thrift shop runs I am always on the look out for different things that I can paint or do something to and give nice new farmhouse look. Some days I come home with lots and others not so much but that’s part of of the fun I say! Today I wanted to share 5 Farmhouse Thrifted Finds that I gave a new look to!
5 Farmhouse Thrifted Finds
I was lucky enough to find all these cool goodies in one trip! If you have been following me on facebook you may have already seen some of these gems already that have had their transformation but now you will know how. I know there’s only 4 photos but I promise you there are 2 projects in the basket! 😉
- 5 Farmhouse Thrifted finds – anything that is wooden or metal is always a good thing to pick up. Remember to think outside the square.
- Chalkpaint – various colours. I used Duck Egg and Milk coloured chalk paint for these projects
- Old Rags
- Sanding Block – 120 grit
Lets start with this guy! When I saw him in the shop I thought that it looked like a milk can without the lid! I liked the way the top and the bottom where black and a little rusty looking, so I decided to leave that as is and just do something with the yellow part. I wiped all the dust and cob webs off with a wet towel and let dry.
Using the milk coloured chalkpaint I went to town and painted my first coat. While that was drying I began to paint all of the other pieces that I had decided to paint in the same colour.
Handy Hint: When painting multiple projects like this I always try to do all the same colour painting at one time. This then avoids paint drying out and also saves your brushed from drying out while your painting the other colours.
Then using my number stencil I sponged on the number 12 using black acrylic paint. Let that dry and lightly distress. To finish off a little waxed to seal.
I thought that this would make a great umbrella holder just near the front door! Or have a nice arrangement of dried flowers, like hydrangeas!
These 4 tubs had the same treatment, except 2 were painted milk and the other 2 were painted duck egg. These needed a little more as I painted inside out and also underneath.
Once dry I then distress with my sander and stenciled on some numbers. Again distressing the numbers when they were dry and wax to seal.
Handy Hint: Always paint the bottom or the back of your project as you one day you may sell it or give it away as a gift and you don’t want it to look like you have done half a job!
These metal tubs have now been transformed into great storage tubs! This one has some of my favorite recipe books in it, so they are easy to find.
The other tubs made awesome storage tubs for our bathroom. Things like toilet paper, my hair dryer and straightener are all in one spot and organised 🙂
These would have had to have been the fiddlier of all of these 5 Farmhouse Thrifted Finds. I just used a 1″ brush and with the tie holders I only painted the front and the back as there was NO way I was going to be able to poke a brush in between each of the wire rungs on the sides without getting paint all over the place!!!
With the writing on the tie holders and the coat hangers I just printed off the words using my printer and then traced the words onto each project using transfer paper. Using my script brush I then painted them on using black acrylic paint, sanded and waxed to seal.
Then I printed out one of my chalk board designs, which you can find here and found an old music sheet that I had in my stash and attached them to the hangers.
Now for the final project……
Can you believe that these are curtain rail ends!! They make such great bowl fillers or add a little charm to any of your vignettes! Again using the duck egg and milk coloured chalkpaint, I painted them half and half. Then once dry I distressed and waxed to seal.
Handy Hint: These came with screws still in the end of them and I left them in until I had painted them for ease when painting. This way I had something to hang onto while painting.
They make the PERFECT bowl fillers and add such a lovely touch to your displays. I just have them sitting on a tray !
I have really enjoyed sharing with you how super simple it is to take 5 Farmhouse Thrifted Finds and give them a new lease on life. If you have any recent finds feel free to share in the comments below as I just LOVE hearing from you! 🙂
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