Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Shabby Chic Salt and Pepper Shakers

I seem to see these wooden shakers everywhere.  So if they're under a dollar a pair, I usually pick them up.
Anything wood - paint it! :)
(Just kidding, all you men out there that think I'm a wood-hater!
I'm not.... completely....)
This black and white set I did way before I ever entered into the ginormous world of blogging.
I painted them and sold them.  No poly or anything.  
I hope whoever bought them doesn't track me down and sue me for all the scratches.
Eeeek!  I'm scared to run into people I used to sell stuff to before I knew what I was doing.
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And then one of my super wonderful awesome sponsors, Huckleberry Vintage, came along.
She sells loads of these shakers.  In gorgeous shabby chic colors!
So I promise I won't sell any in my future Etsy shop, Heidi, but you sure inspired me!
There they are hiding in another wood painted wonder from the 80's.

Directions:

So to paint the shakers, I used some homemade chalk paint (stirred a little Plaster of Paris into my aqua paint), applied two coats, and then sanded it off here and there to distress them.  Then I put a coat of polyacrylic on them so they are washable and won't easily scratch.

And if you are looking to purchase a pair yourself, look no further than
 Huckleberry Vintage
Here are some of her cute shakers for sale.
(click on the picture to take you to the link in her shop)
Shabby Chic Pepper Mill / Pepper Grinder CUSTOM, your choice of size and colorShabby Chic Small Salt and Pepper Shakers, CoralShabby Chic Salt and Pepper Mill Tall Turquoise Set

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15 comments:

  1. Something I never thought to pick up at the flea market! Love all those colors.

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  2. I've never considered buying & painting THOSE, but it's a HUGE improvement!

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  3. Great idea. Makes it so perfect for a spring table setting. Especially for Easter.

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  4. That's a great idea! Its a fun way to add an accent color into a room without adding "one more thing." I'll be keeping my eye out while thrift shopping.

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  5. I'm impressed! Nice work ;-)

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  6. I love them--perfect shabby look! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Got me thinking. I have a bunch of salt addicts around here and I bet we would put them to good use.

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  8. Oh....wow!!! That salt and pepper set are TOOOOO DIE FOR!!! I LOVE the typography too!!! ~Tammy

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  9. Wow! It looks wonderful. I have one that I use daily and I never thought of painting it... Now you put the idea in my idea, I just need to find the right colour!

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  10. What an awesome idea!!! I love them!

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  11. I love them! Definitely need to hit the Salvation Army and find some for my own kitchen! Thanks for sharing!

    Amy
    www.homesweetthriftyhome.com

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  12. I love the way they turned out. I remember having these and probably got rid of them. Need to find another set.Great job!

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  13. They look so nice! I host a DIY link party every Monday and would love for you to join! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-diyers-link-party.html

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