Kitschy Thrift Shop Breadboard Upcycle

The truth be told, this week was a horrible week for thrifting!  It wasn't for a lack of trying because I stopped at the thrift shops almost every day this week.

I ended up purchasing these two items, a kitschy Italian cooking breadboard and a solid wooden oval display base that had a sticker "made in Japan".  These items weren't even new last week.  I have seen them around now for at least a couple of weeks, but never quite figuring out what I would do with them.  I actually prefer unpainted, un-decorated  bread or cutting boards, but beggars can't be choosers this week.  After shelling out a whopping $3 for both, I brought them home and gave them a makeover.


First they got a couple of coats of Annie Sloane Chalk Paint in "Cream".

Next my assistant (husband) sawed off about 1/3 of the solid oval base.  The base is going to be a shelf.

Holes were drilled in the base and the breadboard, and they were attached with screws.

Then I added a jute hanger with a Tim Holtz Crafts round metal tag that says "Simplify 7526".  I purchased a whole package of metal tags at Jo Ann Fabrics last weekend for 40% off.

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After hanging the new shelf on my kitchen wall, I added a faux herb-y looking plant stuck inside of a vintage aluminum measuring cup.

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I have to say that I am glad I brought the goofy breadboard and hunk of wood home with me!

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The shelf is just perfect in a farmhouse style vintage kitchen like mine.





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21 comments:

  1. It turned out so cute!


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  2. Thank is an amazing creation you came up with - especially for $3.00! Great job!

    Judy

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  3. Desperation can make us use our imaginations even more! This turned out great!

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  4. Perfect! I knew your creative wheels were turning when saw you at the consignment shop the other day. I admire you for your ability to look at something which looks like "nothing" and turn it into something completely different. I love it!

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  5. What an amazing transformation. Love the color and the addition of the measuring cup plant holder.

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  6. Love it, and love the measuring cup planter, too!

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  7. Carlene I love this! Now I want one.

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  8. wow! wonderful idea!!!
    ps. kisses from Poland:)

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  9. Very creative Carlene ... I always buy wooden pieces, especially round or oval because they are hard to cut. That thick oval base made a perfect shelf. Great job.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  10. Wow, what a difference some creativity makes! I LOVE this, Carlene!

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  11. Too cute! I love the addition of the "Simplify" tag too :)

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  12. Great transformation Carlene..........love it!
    I actually thought the plant looked real until
    I read your post!!

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  13. That turned out so cute, Carlene...great re-use project!

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  14. That is just so cute! I love how you put it all together! I just passed up a kitschy bread board exactly like that today at a thrift store for $3. I thought it was too expensive!!

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  15. Love it, your have inspired me to find similar parts, heck, I probaby have them :)

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