Your are going to love the transformation our regular contributor, Michelle James, has made with this thrift store find to create an amazing Autumn vase!
Farmhouse Style – A Wood & Metal Vase
Hi there! I am calling this a wood and metal vase because I used it for a fall floral arrangement, but it really could be an organizer, a container or just a box to set somewhere. Whatever its purpose…I love the way it turned out.
I love thrift shopping with my friend, Peggy. She picked this up and could see beyond the ugly. She said look at the wood and the corrugated metal. I was hooked and bought it for $1.50.
It started out with this pear and this weird springy wire handle.
I removed the pear which was held on with two screws and some glue. And I got that handle off too. It was so much better already.
I painted the wood sides, or fronts, it could go either way, with white chalk paint. I painted two coats sanding in between.
I knew I wanted something painted on the wood sides, so I created a stencil from vinyl with my Silhouette machine.
I used a font called “stencil” and cut the words Farm Fresh to fit the size I needed. Since it was vinyl, I just laid it down on the wood side.
It took two coats of the black chalk paint to fill it in.
Then I removed the stencil, sanded quite a bit to get an “aged” look, and added the wax finish.
I love the way it turned out.
The craft store in my area had their fall décor 40% off, so I got a few things to add to it. What do you think?
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