Thrift Shop Single Egg Poacher Repurpose Project

September 08, 2019
I found this object at our local thrift shop recently, (we are down to one) for $2.  Do you know what it is?

I thought it probably had something to do with eggs, but I wasn't sure.  I looked it up on Ebay and Etsy.  

Sure enough, both sites had some listed.  Most sellers called them a vintage single egg poacher.

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 Five years ago, I would never paint a vintage utensil, or pretty much anything vintage, but I sure do now (except family pieces of course).

  I love the look of painted decor, and vintage collections are just not worth that much in today's market.  Garage sales and thrift shops are now flooded with vintage dishes, kitchenware, and glassware at very reasonable prices.

I sanded just a bit on the rust spots with 220 grit sandpaper, and then primed the egg poacher with Rust-Oleum Ultra Cover 2X Prime in Flat White.  I then brushed on two coats of Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Drop Cloth.  I lightly distressed the edges of the piece with 220 grit sandpaper.

I found these inspirational image rub-ons at Hobby Lobby.  They were very inexpensive, like $2.99.  I don't see them online any longer, but they may still be in the stores.

I cut out the flower at the left top, and rubbed in onto the egg poacher with the transfer package's enclosed stick.  Then I sealed the egg poacher with Krylon Gallery Series Artist and Clear Coatings Aerosol in Satin Finish.

My egg poacher is all done with Kitchen Duty!  It has been promoted to Paper Clip Holder!

Soap Holder could have been another new position, but I like liquid hand soap and not bar soap.

It's a simple project that will come in handy on my desk.  I may just smile at my little egg poacher every time I need a paper clip...

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Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. How unique and cute is that, Carlene! I've never seen an egg poacher like that before now. If I ever do see one I will definitely know what to do with it now! Thanks for sharing it.


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