These Chalk-Style Painted Salt and Pepper Shakers go great with my newly made-over dinette set. I scored them at the thrift store for a buck and some change, y'all.
Salt and pepper shakers are some of my favorite things to hunt for at the thrift store...especially wooden ones that take paint easily. I've been on a Salvation Army kick for my thrifting fun lately (G-Dub has gotten a wee bit spendy lately), and I've found so many goodies...including these wonderfully shaped salt and pepper shakers. I love all of their curves and grooves...perfect for chalk paint and a little antique wax love.Not only is this a frugal makeover...I've got LOTS of frugal makeovers to share since this is a part of our monthly Thrifty Style Team series with some of my favorite blogging friends:
But first...this super fun chalk paint salt and pepper shaker set makeover:
And the aqua-ish blue is certainly my spirit animal these days. Ahhh...such a lovely color! Goes fabulously with all of the ding dang Pioneer Woman placemats, mugs, and dishes that seem to find their way into my buggy every time I'm in the Walmarts, y'all.
So here's where we started. I see these wooden sets all the time in thrift shops. Just be sure the mechanism on the pepper mill is in tact before purchasing sets like these. Luckily (or really...maybe not), the previous owner left these FULL of salt and peppercorns, so I gave them a test run in the store. Then I thoroughly washed them out with some germ-fighin' essential oils once I got home. Gah.
They're simple to paint, just take them all apart and stick toothpicks in the salt holes so they don't get filled in with paint inadvertently. You'll leave the toothpicks in until the paint is dry.
I used my favorite chalk-style paint from Waverly in Agave. I sealed the shakers with antique wax (their white wax is gorgeous, too...I used it on my table and chairs with the Agave and several other colors here). Waverly also has a great chalk and wax brush set that is easy to work with...and I'm a certified brush snob, y'all.
My shakers took two coats of paint. I let them dry overnight.
Then I sanded them and applied my wax.
I used the wax brush to apply the wax and my old rag to wipe it off a bit and blend.
Then I just had to remember how they went back together! ;)
You can see them nestled in here on my newly painted kitchen dinette.
(Check out my entire table makeover here.)
Happy thrifting fun, y'all! Here's hoping you stumble on some good finds, too!
Be sure to check out all of my friends' thrifty ideas below>>>