Thrift Store Salt and Pepper Mill Makeover


Painted Black and White Salt and Pepper shakers diy

This week I’m sharing with you two thrift store makeovers, that you could also use for your holiday gift giving.

Painted Black and White Salt and Pepper shakers diy

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.

Painted Black and White Salt and Pepper shakers diy

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.Painted Black and White Salt and Pepper shakers diy

Marked in pencil where I wanted the black and white checkerboard.  The wavy lines are actually on purpose.

Painted Black and White Salt and Pepper shakers diy

Black chalk paint filled in the checkerboard.

Painted Black and White Salt and Pepper shakers diy

The black chalk paint didn’t have to be perfect since I was outlining the checkerboard in gold acrylic paint.

Painted Black and White Salt and Pepper shakers diy

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.

Painted Black and White Salt and Pepper shakers diy

Painted Black and White Salt and Pepper shakers diy

Painted Black and White Salt and Pepper shakers diy
Painted Black and White Salt and Pepper shakers diy

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.

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