Using Thrift Store Finds to Add Farmhouse Style

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One of my favorite things to do is to walk around a thrift store and put my thinking cap on. Sometimes there are items on the shelf that you look at and walk right past. I like to take these small items and think of ways to breathe new life into them and use them in my home decor.
It's almost like a fun game. How little can I spend and make something useable! I tend to pick up wood and metal items because they are my favorites. This little wall pail was so cute but wasn't my style. However, I knew a little paint could change that!
Bucket Before
Start with a thrifted find. I prefer wood.
Thrift store bucket before
Clean it well.
Begin Painting your find.
Allow paint to fully dry between coats
After dry, Distress with sand paper
Apply stencil if you choose.
Use black craft paint over stencil
Allow craft paint to dry
Apply some faux greenery
And hang!
Suggested materials:
  • Wood bucket   (thrift store)
  • Paint   (craft store)
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  • Laura Stewart Blog Laura Stewart Blog on Jul 09, 2017
    I totally understand! However, this actually is an old farmhouse built in 1908 on a farm! I fell in love with the charm!

  • Janerose Janerose on Sep 26, 2020

    I too like the farmhouse era because we bought my moms old farmhouse that I grew up in...1860’ was owned by my grt aunt before’s been in our family since 1960...we are actually helping my brother n sister in law rehab their old 3 decker...that belonged to our grandfather...they had original ‘pocket’ doors that closed off whole rooms, usually for heating purposes. We are taking one of their doors to our home n using it as a farmhouse door for our newly built walk in closet...