For this month’s Crafty De Stash Challenge I decided to give a dated wash board a little bit of a spruce up. It almost ended up in the pile to donate to my local thrift store. But because we recently bought a new washing machine it has totally inspired me to give out tiny little laundry a makeover. So after a little thinking, I thought that this Upcycled Vintage Farmhouse Wash Board would be perfect decor for our laundry make over.
Upcycled Vintage Farmhouse Wash Board
- Old Wash Board – If you struggle to find one at your local thrift store Amazon have some reproduction ones that would be perfect.
- Americana Lamp Black Acrylic Paint
- 1/2″ Flat Brush
- Liner Brush
- No.2 Round Brush
- White Transfer Paper
- Laundry Co Printable
- Americana White Acrylic Paint
- Hand Sander
- Wax to seal
For more projects on how to spruce up dated home decor items pop on over here. Where you will find how I gave some frames in the same style as this wash board a new look! Also, a dated calendar holder got a brand new look too!Don’t forget to see what my blogging pals have been busy making with their craft stashes below!
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This reminds me of the key holder I repainted for my utensil board. It had a similar “Americana” print & paint job on the front. It’s amazing what a little paint can do!
This transformation is awesome. I love the way you have the board styled!
What a fantastic update. Old washboards in the laundry room add such charm.
I can’t believe you could even think of giving that to the thrift store!! Even if was a little outdated. So cute! Love the chalk board look you gave it now. What is the “washboard” part made out of? It’s so cute. Pinned
Ahh, Florence! I had a momentary lap of reason after having a major declutter and am glad I had the vision to do what I did rather than get rid of it! The washboard part is made from corrugated tin! Thank you for your kind words 🙂
What a fun project! I love how this turned out, Sam. Old washboards have such an appeal!
Thank you so much, Carolann!! 🙂
Your update is fantastic! I’ve walked right past washboard in thrift stores that look like that, but I won’t again now that I’ve been inspired by your makeover. I’m pinning to my Farmhouse Style board, I love it!
Ahh I love that I have inspired you Molly! One of the things that I love about what I do is inspiring others!! Let me know how yours turns out!
Absolutely adorable!!! I love wash boards
Me too Deborah! Lots of character.
This turned out sooooo cute! I love the end result.
Thank you so much, Chelsea! It was a fun little upcycle!
I find it so hard to trace lovely sayings on chalk board. I’ll make sure to find some of this tracing paper you mentioned and try again! Thank you for this idea!!
Let me know how you go Habiba! It’s super addictive 🙂
This is great and sooooo much better than it was before! I love the way you have it in the little tub too. Super cute. You are a great painter. I usually have to make a stencil. LOL!
Aww, thank you, Michelle! And I think you’re super clever with a paint brush too!!
Super project to bring a little farmhouse flair to your laundry room. And great tips on what brushes to use…thanks!
Thank you, Lynn! Much better than throwing her away that’s for sure!
Such a great modern upcycle!
Thank you, Ashley!
I just adore the laundry washboard I want it in my house
Ahhh I would so paint one for you Amber!!
This washboard looks perfect in the large galvanized tub. It reminds me that us women really have come an awful long way. Such a nice vintage farmhouse update, it would look nice in a laundry room or outside in the garden.
We sure have Leanna! So glad you like it!