If you know me at all, then you know I love a good thrift store run or flea market trip. Living in farm country affords me the luxury of finding all sorts of cool treasures that I love to repurpose into farmhouse decor. Take a look at what one of my recent fleatiquing trips afforded me.
Starting at the top left I got (I actually got more than this, but this is what I’m working with today):
- an old crate
- a grain/feed scoop
- two enamelware basins
- a screen/sifter
- 3 miniature Cake King pans
First, let’s start with that grain scoop. A farmer would have used this to fill feed troughs for his stock or a local bulk food store would serve up your grain order with it. What do YOU think it could be repurposed into? However, I instantly saw this…
All I did was drill a hole in the top edge, add a candle and hang. Simple, right? Also, I just love the patina it offers and it made sense to me that the tin would serve as a heat shield for the wall.
Next! Those three vintage Cake King pans were just beckoning for a new purpose. Then, I grabbed a piece of barn wood leftover from building our raised garden beds, and used screws and my drill to attach them to the board.
Then, I drilled a hole for mounting to the wall and got this…
Isn’t it cute? A handy spot to put some kitchen accessories or even flowers if you felt the desire.
Next! The sifter/screen was something I bought knowing an idea would hit me later, and I was quite excited with my revelation. I decided to embroider it just like I did my Bentwood rocking chair.
I had some leftover wool from that rocking chair project and got my stitch fix and it felt oh-so-good.
With a bit of time and a slew of colonial knots (I have used this tutorial to make them for years), I ended up with a sweet piece of art.
Baaa… I was aiming for primitive and primitive I got.
I seriously had fun with this one. Wouldn’t you?
Last, but not least are those enamelware basins. I absolutely love these things for their versatility and…well… ANY enamelware for that matter. During my trip I got a black trimmed set and the next week a red trimmed basin set. Here’s what I do with them.
First, I go out to to my stash of table legs that I got at the-garage-sale-to-end-all-garage-sales, and find one that is a loner. It’s perfect for what I’m looking for.
Just like I did in my cake pan stand, I do the same. Next, drill in center and stack using screws.
I made two of them using different turnings I have picked up here and there. Aren’t they great?
Likewise, they look so good stuffed with bits and baubles. Oh, and if you love that cotton wreath, you can find the DIY tutorial HERE to create several different displays for less than $4. woot!
I even found a few feed sacks for $1 each…can’t beat it…and I can’t wait to put them to use. Yay!
Which is your favorite? The black trim or the red?
I like them both, of course. tsk.
The best part? I’ve added these goodies to my shop (all except the grain scoop…I’m a-keepin’ that one for now). So head on over before they’re gone. (sorry, GONE! and fast I might add!)
Oh, and in case you’re wondering about the vintage crate, I show you what I do with it HERE.
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