Two Upcycled Thrift Shop Finds for my Farmhouse Style Kitchen

January 31, 2016

My first thrift shop find is the this wooden "Measure" sign.  It didn't come with hooks but I have seen these before for measuring spoons or measuring cups a while back.

I gave the sign a couple of coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White, and distressed it with 220 grit sandpaper.

I screwed in some silver colored cup hooks from Menards, and hung some mismatched measuring cups for a rustic farmhouse look.

Upcycle number two was even easier.  This is an older Tom Sawyer print in a cool, rustic frame.  I just popped the print off the back and gave the frame a coat of water based poly.  This deepened the color of the wood and will make it easier to keep clean.

I love framing pot lids, license plates, and other junk in rustic frames.  It gives my junk more emphasis.

I love vintage organized kitchen clutter!
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Oh I love this -- love all of the old measuring cups and things you have in the jars! What -- you didn't want to keep the Tom sawyer picture? LOL Very creative display!

  2. Carlene - Cute ideas. Love them all.


  3. You definitely gave them a perfect farmhouse personality! Love them!

  4. That just might be my favorite vignette of yours, I love it!

  5. I want to come visit this corner of your kitchen and STEAL everything in sight!


  6. I love the rustic wood frame hanging on your chalkboard wall!

  7. The measuring sign was a wonderful find. I love that corner with all your vintage kitchen tools, Carlene.

  8. Wonderful job, Carlene!


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