Repurposed Vintage Kitchen Tools Into Farmhouse Decor

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Here's something you should know about me: I love food. I love cooking it, eating it, and watching shows about it. So it comes as no surprise to me that when looking for new design inspiration, I tend to gravitate towards kitchen and food-related items. They are some of my favorite items to repurpose, especially when they are too rusted or otherwise degraded to use for their original purpose.

Here are two ideas for repurposing vintage kitchen tools into decor with loads of farmhouse appeal!

Repurposed Vintage Kitchen Tools To Farmhouse Decor | Anastasia Vintage

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There is something so neat about vintage colanders, don't you think? I was pretty stoked when I found these. As much as I wanted to make lamps with them, I don't have the skills...yet (see #86). So I searched for an embarrassingly long time until I found the perfect component to create something else with them.

vintage colanders candlestick

All the colanders really needed was a bit of cleaning. I thought the blue on the candlestick was a bit dark, so I gave it some whitewashing/dry brushing with some leftover DIY chalk paint to shabby them up a bit. My technique basically consisted of applying the paint, then wiping with a wet paper towel until I liked the look :)

Then, I flipped the candlestick upside down (it fit better that way), and put all of the pieces together to make a tiered stand. Easy, right? I just love it all dressed up for the holidays!

repurposed vintage colander topiary stand

The next project took a bit more work, but was just as much fun. Remember our vintage postcard printable from a few weeks ago? Well, that wasn't the only thing I bought at that church flea market. Not by a long shot :) I also found an awesome antique flour sifter, and immediately thought of another repurposing project - a wall sconce!

But first, to build the stand. I picked up a fence picket from the hardware store and had them cut it down to size. Since I knew I wanted to do quite a bit of distressing, I added some strategically placed Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Louis Blue.

ASCP Louis Blue

Here's a tip: Two-color distressing is a really easy way to add interest to a painted piece! Just choose a color for your base coat - do a full coat, or paint spots of color where you know you'd like to distress (like I did). Then add one or two coats of your top color. When you're ready to distress your piece, try sanding down to the base color in some spots, and down to the wood in others! Taking photos after the base coat can help you remember where to distress.

For the main paint color, I used ASCP Emperor's Silk with a touch of Graphite to take the brightness down a bit.


This project was my first time trying wet distressing. I have to admit, I got kind of impatient with it fairly quickly, and reverted to my trusty 180 grit sandpaper :) The pieces then got two coats of wax (click here for great tips on using wax).

distressing chalk paint

After attaching the pieces of wood together, I added screw eyes, twine, and of course, the sifter. A little glass insert fit perfectly and turned the sifter in to a perfect holder for candles or flowers!

repurposed rustic flour sifter wall sconce


repurposed rustic flour sifter wall sconce

I am just loving the rustic feel of these pieces!


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61 comments:

  1. Love the poinsettia can, it's lovely! Perfect for the Holidays.

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  2. I love your shabby chic style! Who would have ever thought to use a sifter as a vase! Cute as can be!

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    1. That's so kind of you! Thanks for visiting, Coralie!

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  3. Oh I just love these! The poinsettia can is my favorite and perfect for the holiday season :)

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  4. Definitely am,totally loving the shabby chic and,the poinsettia is,beautiful

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  5. These are so awesome!! Definitely in the mood to do some DIY projects now!!

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    1. That's awesome, Hannah! I'm so glad you're feeling inspired :)

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  6. There is so clever and creative. Great job!

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  7. What a cute idea I love the ornaments in the strainer!

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    1. Thanks Sierra! I had quite a time getting them all to stay inside :)

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  8. I absolutely love what you did with the Christmas ornaments!

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  9. What a cute idea! These would be great gift ideas too! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  10. Hmm....doesn't look like my comment posted the first time. These are super cute and I wish I could have you come and decorate my house!

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    1. That's ok, Debra! I would love to do that - sounds like fun!

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  11. What a cute and creative idea...I love this soo much, it would be perfect for my new house. We would love for you to share with us at Party in Your PJs.
    http://www.thecookiepuzzle.com/2014/11/party-in-your-pjs-29.html#more

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  12. So creative and adorable! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Repurposing is a great idea! I appreciate finding ways to make what we have work and doing new things with them.

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    1. I love to do that too, Debbie! It's sometimes challenging but always fun to think up new ideas for old objects :)

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  14. Loving all of the repurposing projects! Great use of those vintage items!

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    1. Thanks! Thanks means a lot coming from a talent like yourself!

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  15. I love these projects and your ETSY shop!

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    1. Thank you, Kaylee! I'm so happy you like the shop! :)

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  16. So creative what you did with those strainers! I would put that on my kitchen counter with fruit!

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  17. I love old kitchen items and you've used them well!

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    1. I appreciate that so much, Tiffany! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  18. Love the ornaments and the can for the poinsettias!!

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  19. I love how you repurposed these vintage things. Great way to upcycle!

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  20. Great finds! I love the tiered stand! That is so perfect for the holidays. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. You're very creative! I love the way you used everything and gave it new life. The colander holding the ornaments looks beautiful and, I love the way the vase turned out with the Poinsettias. Also, thank you for sharing the painting tips. Kim @ This Ole Mom

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  22. Very cute! I like it! I am not that creative... that's why there is blogs like yours to give me ideas :)

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    1. That's sweet, Aisha :) You are probably more creative than you think!

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  23. Fun ways to use vintage items! I have an old sifter. I'll have to resurrect it and try this myself. I found you over at the Handmade Hangout at Redoux Interiors. Following on G+. Have a lovely week!
    Blessings Deborah

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    1. Thanks so much, Deborah! I will check out your blog as well :)

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  24. What a neat idea to use vintage kitchen tools for decorating. You have done a very stylish job! Very nice! :)

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  25. Lovely repurposes! I don't know which I like better! Pinned them both! :)
    Thank you so much for sharing at Trash to Treasure Tuesday, Stacy!

    Robin

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  26. Oh man, I love both those things! That colander stand though is extra awesome :) I would love one of those in a laundry room to hold knickknacks...

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  27. hello
    I am Janice and this is first time I have seen your posts etc. I found you featured on My Salvaged Treasures
    I like all your clever ideas

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    1. Thanks so much, Janice! I'm so glad you stopped by :)

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  28. great repurpose of the vintage kitchen pieces Stacy! Catching you this week on MRL.

    gail

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  29. Love it! I think I need one! This project was featured over at our ReLoved Fridays! Thanks for linking up! I hope to see you again at this weeks party!

    Kelsey @ The Vintage Storehouse & Co.

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  30. Really pretty<3 I have an old can to do this with! Happy Thanksgiving

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  31. The flour sifter with the red board is my favorite! I'm finally finishing up some pinning from the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party! Thanks so much for linking up!

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