How to Make a Patriotic Salt and Pepper Caddy From Thrift Store Finds

7 Materials
$10
1 Day
Easy

This isn't something that I would typically pick up at the thrift store. But I was looking for something unusual to update for a blogger challenge and this was the perfect piece. It was only a couple of bucks for the whole set -- the wooden lazy susan, 2 pottery pitchers, and the salt and pepper grinders.

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The only supplies this project needed were paint and paintbrushes. I used this white paint, blue paint, red paint, varnish, and paint brush for this project. Oh, and a little piece of sandpaper.

First, I gave the round-about a couple of coats of white paint.

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I don’t think the salt and pepper grinders were original to the set. They didn’t quite fit the circles on the round-about. I’ve seen similar pieces online and they came with pottery salt and pepper shakers that match the oil and vinegar bottles.

I painted both grinders white first, then painted two coats of blue on one grinder and two coats of red on the other. Then I took a little piece of sandpaper and distressed the edges.

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And since this will be used and probably have food dropped on it at some point I finished it off with a coat of varnish so it will clean up easily.

To finish it off, I replaced the oil and vinegar pottery bottles with some blue mason jars. Still have the pottery… have any ideas for them?

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Now the picnic caddy is ready to be filled up and carried out to the patio. 

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