Goodwill Wooden Bin Makeover With Old Sign Stencils Hydrangea Stencil

October 26, 2021

Photo of an old wooden drawer bin from the thrift shop.
I found this bin/drawer at a Twin Cities' Goodwill.  I am not sure if it was originally part of a desk or hutch or what!

I removed the hardware pull, and gave it a good cleaning.


(When you click on the bold Amazon, Old Sign Stencils or Dixie Belle Paint Company affiliate links you will be taken to the products I used for this project. If you order it does not change the price or service at all. As an Amazon Affiliate, Old Sign Stencils Affiliate or Dixie Belle Paint Affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases.)
 
Photo of an old wooden bin being painted black.
Next, I brushed on a couple of coats of Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Caviar.

I also distressed the painted edges with 220 grit sandpaper.  

Photo of a hydrangea stencil.
Who loves hydrangeas?  I do! 

I think this new Hydrangea Stencil from Old Sign Stencils is perfect for my bin.

Check out all of the Old Sign Stencils' new fall stencil line including 2 sunflower, 1 acorn, 1 pumpkin patch, and 1 farm stand HERE.  


All prices on the Old Sign Stencils's website are listed in Canadian currency.  A handy currency conversion link is provided for your convenience.

*Old Sign Stencils provided me with complimentary samples. All opinions about these fabulous stencils are my own.

Photo of a hydrangea stencil being pounced on a wood bin side.
When I use stencils to decorate thrift shop finds, I normally have to use just parts of the stencil, or rearrange the stencil to fit on my item.

I decided to stencil the jar and bouquet of hydrangeas on the sides of the bin.  I chose Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Drop Cloth for the blossoms, Kudzu green for the stems and leaves, and Putty for the jar.


Photo of a black painted wood bin/drawer with stenciled hydrangeas.
I managed to fit the script areas of the stencil on the front panel.

I later decided to add a few hydrangea petals to the front panel as well.

Photo of a bin/drawer stenciled with a jar of hydrangeas.
I did a very light sanding over the stenciling and sides of the bin, before waxing.

Photo of a jar of hydrangeas stenciled on a wooden drawer/bin.
Here is the side panel after waxing with Big Mama's Butta in Flannel.  I didn't paint the inside of the bin, but waxed it too.  Wax brings out the paint colors!


Photo of a lion's head vintage brass pull.
I debated whether to put the lion's head ring pull back on the bin or not. 

After I brushed a couple of coats of Drop Cloth on the pull, I put it back on.

Photo of a vintage wooden bin/drawer painted and stenciled with hydrangeas.
I think my bin is a perfect magazine/newspaper holder next to a couch or chair.

Photo of a vintage wooden bin/drawer painted and stenciled with hydrangeas.

Photo of a vintage wooden bin/drawer painted and stenciled with hydrangeas.
I also like it holding a few faux (or dried real) hydrangeas.

Photo of a vintage wooden bin/drawer painted and stenciled with hydrangeas.

Photo of a vintage wooden bin/drawer painted and stenciled with hydrangeas.
I love it!

Photo of a vintage wooden bin/drawer painted and stenciled with hydrangeas.
I think the bin can also sit on a tabletop. 

Photo of a vintage wooden bin/drawer painted and stenciled with hydrangeas.
Pin for later!

Keep your eyes open for junk to upcycle.
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Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Super creative, Carlene! Love how you divided up the stencil on the different panels. This is adorable!

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    1. Thanks Donna! It is such a fun stencil for not just fall!

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  2. Great ucycle Carlene! It could be used in so many ways! Pinned 😊

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