Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Farm House Potato Bin

Okay, how about a round of "I spy"?
This was my haul from the last Parma Picking day.  I know I've shared this pic before - when I redid that dilapidated old dresser which you can see how that turned out HERE.
But today, we're going to see what became of the potato bin.  Did you find it there, front and center?

You can't tell from this photo, but the bottom was yucky and needed to be tossed on the burnpile, and the hinge was missing a pin so the lid didn't open or shut properly.  I guess that's why this lovely little potato bin found itself on the curb, in a pile of garbage.  I could tell the moment I picked it up that it was grateful I rescued it!  Especially that pretty white ceramic knob!  It really didn't want to finish out it's days in the landfill!

I pulled the back and bottom off and cut a new piece of wood for the bottom.  The back was all freshened up with a coat of paint, and Little Miss painted the main body with black chalk paint and a foam roller.

To fix the missing pin problem, a nail was inserted and then end chopped off so it was flush with the hinge.  (Thanks, Hubby!)  I stenciled on the cow, chicken, and pig, but used a white paint marker to free-hand the "milk" "eggs" and "bacon".  I stink at free hand.

I love quick little paint projects like this.  They are basically a blank canvas and you can be as creative as you want to be.  The possibilities are pretty endless.  Endless.....  like the amount of work I have to do on my barn to fix it up.....  Which I bring up because LAST NIGHT MY HUBBY GOT LIGHTS HOOKED UP!!!!!  IN THE WHOLE THING!!!!  WE HAVE POWER!  And I'm excited about that, in case you couldn't tell.

Raise your hand if you think "paint" should be added to the "to do" list. :/

But LOOK!  LIGHTS!!!!!!!!!!

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Here are a couple other potato bins I did several years ago.  
My taste has changed a little over the years, although I still think they're kidna cute....

My farm house potato bin will be going in my booth at the


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  1. Why did I get rid of one? Makes a cute clothes hamper!

  2. Pinning this to my Before and Afters board, love it! We would love to have you at our To Grandma's house we go link party :) It started this morning, thanks!


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