Vintage Lingerie Washboard Upcycle & Repurpose

 I found this little lingerie washboard at the thrift shop last week.

It was priced at $1.99.  The previous owner had stained the wood with a dark hue, painted the washboard metal a light purple, and added wooden utensils with cup hooks.

 This is the back.  

The little washboard needed a new look!

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First, I painted the washboard with a base coat of Rust-Oleum Painters Touch Latex in Flat Black.

Next, I brushed on two coats of  Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Hurricane Gray.

I decided my washboard could use a little shelf.  I had an unfinished, wooden half round (also from the thrift shop) in my parts stash.

The half round was notched to fit between the bottom legs of the washboard.

The shelf was attached with a screw on each side.  

I distressed the washboard with 220 grit sandpaper.



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Two of the little square stencils fit perfectly across the top of the washboard.

I used Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Drop Cloth for the stenciling, and then brushed on Dixie Belle Best Dang Wax in Clear.

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It certainly looked much better than when I started!

Vintage Lingerie Washboard Upcycle & Repurpose #stencil #dixiebellepaint #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle #wallshelf #thriftshopmakeover
A fun and easy upcycle project!

Vintage Lingerie Washboard Upcycle & Repurpose #stencil #dixiebellepaint #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle #wallshelf #thriftshopmakeover
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