Thrifted Spice Rack Repurposed As Christmas Decor Shelf

November 10, 2021


It's Thrift Store Decor Team's November party today!

Once again, the team has 10 projects upcycled from thrift shop finds.  My project and links to the other nine follow below, and you won't want to miss them:

(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.)

This vintage wooden wall spice rack was a thrift shop find.   At least I think it's a spice rack.  It's hinged with a lip to hold spice jars or maybe a recipe book.  Anyway, I purchased it for 75 cents.

I washed the rack with hot soapy water, and removed the hinged lid.

Since I was going to paint the piece a light colored chalk paint, I first primed it with Water Based Zinsser 123 Primer White.  The primer prevents stain bleeding through chalk paint.

After the primer, I brushed on CHALKED Light Tint Base Mixed As Vintage Ivory.  I used two coats.

It's a two piece stencil.  I stenciled with the thicker lined stencil first and then the finer lined one.  

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.

Line up the small squares from both stencils to keep the stencil uniform.  

I used stencil brushes from my Dreamweaver Stencil Brush Set,  Walmart Waverly Inspirations Chalk Paint in Celery and Deco Art Americana Chalky Finish Paint in Rouge for the plaid lines.

I used the middle sized snowflake from Old Sign Stencils Winter Graphics Stencil. for the top of the spice rack.  

I stenciled the snowflake with Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint in Black.

It fit perfectly on the center top board.

And Christmas from the Old Sign Stencils Christmas Blend Hot Cocoa Stencil fit pretty well on the bottom board of the spice rack.

I stenciled Christmas in Ceramcoat black acrylic paint too.

Look at the edges of my shelf.  I used the FolkArt Layering Wood Block to FAUX distress my piece.

It's so easy.  Especially on these small pieces.  I use Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint in Walnut Noyer as paint on my layering block.  I use the layering block ALL THE TIME.  If you want to see more details on the technique click here.

I sealed the stencils and chalk paint with Minwax Paste Finishing Wax in Natural.  I applied it with a paper towel.  This display piece will get little wear and tear so the wax is a perfect sealer.

Side view.

I poked jute twine through the holes on my spice rack as a hanger.

I added a couple of bottle brush style trees and a snowman! 

(Ornaments I had on hand!)

Cheap and easy boutique style decor with paint, stencils and thrift shop finds.

Start a stencil inventory now!  You will be able to mix and match and create just awesome home decor, items to sell, and gifts for family and friends!

Each stencil will eventually have several to many uses!

Now on to the party project links and nine more thrift shop upcycles from:

Pressed Glassware Makeover - House of Hawthornes
Autumn Leaf Dishes for Fall Decor - Sadie Seasongoods
Folding Tray Table Makeover - My Repurposed Life
Small Hanging Christmas Display - Petticoat Junktion
Tray Makeover Using Peel And Stick Tiles - My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Christmas Farmhouse Toolbox - Domestically Speaking 
Easy Layered Chippy Paint Finish - Reinvented Delaware

Thanks for visiting!
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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