Easy Easter Or Year Round Wall Decor From Thrift Shop Piece

March 14, 2015
I am not sure of the original use for this board.  I purchased it at the thrift shop for 59 cents.  It has a shiny polyurethane coating so I don't think it was a cutting board.  It also had a leather string.

This will be my first project in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in "Duck Egg Blue".  I painted the board with two coats.

I purchased this fluted zinc "Norah" vase at a local floral shop.  It was only $3.50.  I love the rustic finish.  

I screwed the metal can onto my board.

Then I wet distressed my duck egg blue paint with a paper towel and a Dawn scrubber.  When it was dry I applied clear wax with a wax brush.

Easter Wall Decor From Thrift Shop Pieces www.organizedclutter.net
Then I hung my project on the wall and proceeded to decorate it.  First for Easter, with pink floral buds, a vintage rabbit cookie cutter and a brown tag that I stamped with a bunny silhouette.  The tag is tied on through the hole with jute.

Herb Wall Pot From Thrift Shop Board www.organizedclutter.net
And after Easter, if you want to use the holder year round, you can add a pot of herbs and a stamped "HERB" tag.  

Easy, cheap and fun decorating with thrift shop finds!

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. very cute Carlene! I want some of those... a floral shop? Nice!!!

  2. Scarceness - love this project. I agree that it must have started out as a cutting board but strange that it was so finished. Love what you did with it.


  3. looks adorable either way!
    I wonder what it would like like come late summer or Fall!
    Oh! the possibilities!

  4. It may have been a bread board for slicing bread on.......anyhow, re-do is great!
    Love the color and what you added to it. Endless possibilities for the seasons.
    Have fun!

  5. Love this piece and it is so cute with the Easter things in it!!

  6. I love it just seen one at the GW and I bet its gone with my luck

  7. Really cute Carlene ... I like the one with the rabbit cookie cutter ... it carries out the 'tin' theme. That fluted metal can is so unusual. Love it all.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  8. So cute! Love the blue paint and the fluted tin. The little bunny cookie cutter is adorable. I think it was a ceiling fan blade? Just a guess......So creative! xo Karen

  9. Another one of your fabulous upcycling projects. I love this and love the color too. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party Carlene.

  10. Super cute project! I love vintage, rustic and floral. Have a great week, Kippi #kippiathome


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