This week I’m sharing with you two thrift store makeovers, that you could also use for your holiday gift giving.
This is a salt and pepper grinder I found at a local thrift store. There is actually nothing wrong with them, but that would be a really sad little blog entry if I just showed you my salt and pepper shaker and said “Look what I found.” So I needed to give them a makeover.
The salt and pepper mill I found were surprisingly clean but if yours have any grease or oils on them, give them a good cleaning before painting.
These were painted with 2 coats of a linen white chalk paint. Make sure you keep your salt holes clear of paint as you go or you’ll have to drill them out later.
Marked in pencil where I wanted the black and white checkerboard. The wavy lines are actually on purpose.
Black chalk paint filled in the checkerboard.
The black chalk paint didn’t have to be perfect since I was outlining the checkerboard in gold acrylic paint.
Painting was finished up, and the salt and pepper mill were given a coat of clear wax. When painting your own, just use the natural breaks in the wood as guides for where to start and stop a color.
As an alternative, you could paint the set in a solid color or colors that match your kitchen.
Have a great Thanksgiving, don’t eat too much, and I would love for you to join me back here on Friday for my other thrift store transformation.