Y’all ready for some fun? I sure hope you enjoy stopping by my part of the online world to giggle, to be inspired, and most of all have fun. In the past I’ve repeatedly said how I never skip over the wood section of the thrift store. Potential awaits! Just like this primitive bin I found. Today, it’s going to become farmhouse cobbler bin. tee hee.
The key factor I look for in a project is that it is solid wood. Plywood ain’t my jam because it’s hard to rework. This bin is made of solid pine boards, so I tuck it in my cart.
I’m assuming by the Noah’s Ark wallpaper it was either for a kid or a gal who loves prim. Plenty of storage inside and even has a couple of handles on the side for a rustic feel.
First, I peel off the wallpaper border and see what I’m dealing with. Then, my sander comes out to play. I’m not aiming to remove all the paint, but rather give it a time-worn feel.
While I’m out in my workshop, I found enough lumber to make a plank lid for the bin. Not only did I feel a lid would give it a bit more function, but also keep the dust from getting inside. Here it is in rough layout…
Next, once the prep work is complete, I added a washed layer of milk paint. And, true to myself, I had to add some typography. ahem.
It is such fun for me to design graphics for my work. Also, the artistic therapy I get from taking the time to hand paint it all in is quiet time. I use that time to pray, praise, and reflect. Do you have time like that?
If you’d like to try your hand at doing a similar thing, you can see my transfer tutorial HERE or see how I work it out in my video below.
Check.it.out. My once prim bin is now a funkdafied vintage vibin’ farmhouse cobbler bin. woot!
By the way, the entire time I was working on this, I had a favorite little polka playing in my head by The Gaylords called “The Little Shoemaker”. I dare you to listen and NOT tap your foot. It’s such a happy tune!
The top I built added that little touch it needed for form and function. Now you can tuck in toys, shoes, yarn, TP…you get the idea. What would you use it for?
As a matter of fact, if you’d like to own this fun little bin, you can find it and more available in my online shop. (SOLD)
Also, do pin and share my farmhouse cobbler bin to inspire others to make their own home story with thrifted finds.
In contract, up next I’ll be taking this dilapidated gun cabinet and giving it a new look and purpose. Check it out HERE.
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Hi Larissa! I love the cobbler diy!! So cute! Did you freehand all of the graphics?? That’s so awesome! I love the shoes!! Great job! Hope you’re feeling well.
So fun! 😀 Thank you. I designed the graphic and then hand-painted it in. It’s my kinda fun.
Cute! What a great lid too!
Thanks! I just know how “stuff” can fall in and make things like this dirty. 😉
Love how it turned out. You are so creative. I am still enjoying my lunch bag you made!
love Polka music. too. I hope you are feeling better.
aww…yay! That just made my day, Joanie. Thank you
Judy Newell says
OMG, that polka video was great. Their facial expressions made me laugh! Thanks for that fun moment.
Yes!! One of my all-time favs. You’re most welcome.
Kimberly Pierce says
Too adorable!! Would make a great place to toss in shoes by the door.
I was thinking the same, especially when my kids were little we used to do the same. 😀
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!!
Happy dance! Thank you, Carol.
I’m always enchanted by your creativity! The frosting on the cake was the polka video….I LOVED hearing Italian again! I heard it every day growing up in a 3 generational household….and I miss it every day….
Awesome! That means so much to me. I am the same missing my Polish and Deaf grandparents. Time is so short.
G Reeves says
Great job, Larissa! You are so talented!
Thank you bunches for the love! 😀
Sandra Steele says
I would love to do this graphic on an old storage chest I have. I would love it if you would share a copy of your graphic or is there someplace I can purchase it?
Thank you for the compliment, Sandra. I don’t have my files set up to be shared or have the copyright stuff in line.
What a darling cobbler bin. What an inspiration and such great talent you have.
Cute video as well.
Thanks for sharing.
Enjoy your day and may you have a wonderful weekend.
Thank you, Colleen. Truly a fun song. 🙂
Sandra Steele says
Darn! I really like this graphic. You should sell them. You have a great talent!
You’re just so darn brilliant!! Love this to pieces. ~~ Susie from Chelsea Project
Thanks so much, Susie!