Garage Sale Primitive Salt Box House Gets a Farmhouse Makeover

This salt box prim house was one of my August garage sale finds!

I used to be big primitive country fan, but I have went farmhouse.  It's so much lighter and brighter.

First, I pulled off the metal star, and painted the sides with Chalked Ultra Matte Paint in Chiffon Cream mixed with Chalked Ultra Matte Paint in Linen White.  About a 5:1 ratio.  I wanted the Chiffon Cream to be more like Annie Sloan in Old White.

I painted the roof and chimney with Chalked Ultra Matte Paint in Country Gray.  I then distressed the edges with 100 grit sandpaper and the middle areas with 220 grit sandpaper.

The $2.99 "Farmhouse" stencil is from Hobby Lobby.  I stenciled the lettering with off white paint.

I then sealed the paint and stencil with Varathane Interior Water-Based Polyurethane in Satin Finish 

Primitive Country Salt Box House To Upcycled Farmhouse #stencil #farmhousestyle #farmhousedecor #upcycle
It is much lighter and brighter!

I wanted a fall taper candle ring, but wasn't able to find one.  So I improvised with a white pip berry taper candle ring.

I used Deco Art Americana Chalky Finish Paint in Heritage (orange) to dab paint on the pip berries.

Primitive Country Salt Box House To Upcycled Farmhouse #stencil #farmhousestyle #farmhousedecor #upcycle
I sprayed my new "fall wreath" with Krylon Clear Coatings Aerosol in Satin Finish.  This sealed the paint and darkened it a bit.

I pounded a very small nail in the middle window ledge and hung the wreath on the nail.  I also tied a few strings of raffia on my wreath.

Primitive Country Salt Box House To Upcycled Farmhouse #stencil #farmhousestyle #farmhousedecor #upcycle
Look inside.  That's not a harvest moon, but it's an orange Christmas light bulb.

It doesn't show up in the daytime, but it will shine orange through the windows and door in the evening this fall.

Primitive Country Salt Box House To Upcycled Farmhouse #stencil #farmhousestyle #farmhousedecor #upcycle
I like it so much better!

Primitive Country Salt Box House To Upcycled Farmhouse #stencil #farmhousestyle #farmhousedecor #upcycle
What do you think?

Primitive Country Salt Box House To Upcycled Farmhouse #stencil #farmhousestyle #farmhousedecor #upcycle

A couple photos outside at dusk.
Primitive Country Salt Box House To Upcycled Farmhouse #stencil #farmhousestyle #farmhousedecor #upcycle

Primitive Country Salt Box House To Upcycled Farmhouse #stencil #farmhousestyle #farmhousedecor #upcycle


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4 comments

  1. Your makeover is so pretty, Carlene...you totally changed it up!

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  2. Oh Carlene, this looks like a European villa farmhouse! Love it! Great job!!

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  3. So adorable! I love those little houses, but they are always so primitive - I do like prims but my house is light too

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