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.
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.
I have to say that I am glad I brought the goofy breadboard and hunk of wood home with me!
The shelf is just perfect in a farmhouse style vintage kitchen like mine.