Recently while out and about I came across some Shoe brushes at my local thrift store. They somehow made their way into my basket and followed me home. I had no idea what I was going to do with them at the time but just seeing them planted a little seed and then poof inspiration struck!! You see I have always LOVED the old antique flower frogs and wanted to use them in little displays. But sadly they are so very expensive a little tricky to come by in my neck of the woods. So the other night just as I was drifting off to sleep inspiration struck! The Thrifted Shoe Brushes slapped me in the face. Maybe with a lick of paint, they could kinda work as the flower frogs would. You can only try, right?
How to Give Thrifted Shoe Brushes a Farmhouse Look
- Old Shoe Brushes – Don’t have time to make one! Don’t worry I’ve got you covered! You can find the completed shoe brush over in my shop!
- A4 Cardstock
- Bingo Printable
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Champlain
- Paint Brush – I used the Cling On! -R12
- 120 grit sandpaper
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Beeswax
- Number Tags
Step 1 – Grab your paintbrush and give the backs of your shoe brushes 2 coats of Champlain letting each coat dry. Then distress to your liking with the sandpaper. Seal with wax.
Step 2 – Print out your Bingo Card. I set my print settings to print 4 per A4 sheet.
Step 3 – Make some fun Number Tags and you’re good to go!
And then all you have to do is have some fun adding your Bingo Card and Number tags to your Shoe Brushes and you’re done!
Don’t have time to make now? Be sure to PIN for later!
I’ve never thought about the old shoe brushes I have sitting somewhere in our garage. Thank you for sharing 🙂
My pleasure, Jessica! Have fun creating yours!
I love the brushes! I did something similar with an old push broom at one point but I love these brushes and I actually have a few someplace! Great idea Sam!
Thank you so much, Susan! Have fun making yours!!!
What a neat idea Sam. I actually had to go lookup what a flower frog was 😀 I had no idea. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one of them here in SA.
I remember my Granny having them and she would pick beautiful flowers from her gardens and always have to most beautiful flower arrangements! But they are SOOO expensive here!!!
What a fabulous idea Sam… absolutely love them!!
Thank you for sharing at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring your farmhouse shoe brushes at tomorrow night’s party and pinning too.
Such a great idea! So cute! We would love if you would share at our weekly link-up party Handmade & Otherwise (Fridays 8am-Mondays 8pm). http://petalspiesandotherwise.com/category/handmade-otherwise/