Finding old bits and pieces to upcycle is such a fun thing to do. It gets your creative juices flowing and there is a sense of achievement when your all finished. A while ago while out thrifting I came across an old kettle and an old sifter. Someone had already started to give them a little makeover so today lets see how to upcycle a farmhouse flour sifter.
How To Upcycle A Farmhouse Flour Sifter
This is going to be one of the simplest upcycles you will ever do. In 3 easy to follow steps, you will be able to transform anything that you find while out thrifting!
If you’ve never stencilled before I’ll share some easy tips with you to get you stencilling all the things and how to avoid bleeding under the stencil. If you would like to see what I did to the kettle you can find it HERE.
How can I stop paint from bleeding under my stencil?
When stencilling its important to go on super lightly with your paint. Make sure that the sponge that your using is completely dry. If there is water or dampness in the sponge you are essentially thinning out the paint and making it watery.
Once you’ve gone on light, apply another coat and the paint will follow what you’ve already stencilled preventing bleeding under your stencil.
- Old Flour Sifter
- Fusion Mineral Paint – TSP
- 1 x Stencil of your choice. I found this one HERE and used my cutting machine to cut it out.
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Coal Black Sample
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Chocolate Sample
- 120 grit sandpaper
- Foam Wedge
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Raw Silk Sample
If you love black and white projects be sure to check out below the other awesome projects that my blogging pals created for Int’Bloggers Club this month.
Step 1 – Wipe down your sifter using TSP. Then using your 120 grit sandpaper give your sifter a light sand, if there is a pre-painted surface like this one has. Also, sand the handle. Wipe down again with TSP.
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Step 2 – Using your brush, give your sifter 2 coats of coal black. Then using a small brush give the handle of the sifter a wash in Chocolate.
To make the wash just pop out some paint onto an old tile or plate and add some water until you get a nice watered-down stain that you’re happy with.
Apply your stencil and bounce on super lightly with your foam wedge and Raw Silk. Apply a second coat if needed.
Final Step Step 3 – Remove your stencil when the paint is dry and wax using your wax brush.
Here is the live I did on Facebook showing the step by step process
Be sure to check out below the other black and white projects below!
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Isn’t that just gorgeous <3 I have so much to learn about stenciling Sam. That dreaded bleed under always messes things up for me. Thanks for the go lightly tip, maybe I'm in too much of a rush to get it done.
This is very clever and unique. I am still a beginner when it comes to stenciling, and you make it look so easy. I always cheap and use my Cricut. Well done! Pinned
Thank you so much Anita! So happy you like it!!
Thank you so much, Michelle! So happy you’ve found the tips helpful!
Such a cute idea for farmhouse decor, Sam! I’d love something like this on display in my kitchen. I’ll never look at a flour sifter the same way again. So cute!
Thank you for your kind words, Marie!
Great up-cycled sifter into pretty farmhouse decor.
Have a great weekend,