i should be mopping the floor: Chalk-Style Painted Salt and Pepper Shakers

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Chalk-Style Painted Salt and Pepper Shakers

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. 

Chalk-Style Painted Salt and Pepper Shakers: the perfect thrift store before and after project!
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:
All of my friends' projects are at the very end of the post.
But first...this super fun chalk paint salt and pepper shaker set makeover:
Chalk-Style Painted Salt and Pepper Shakers: the perfect thrift store before and after project!
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. 


Chalk-Style Painted Salt and Pepper Shakers: the perfect thrift store before and after project!
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.


Chalk-Style Painted Salt and Pepper Shakers: the perfect thrift store before and after project!
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.


Chalk-Style Painted Salt and Pepper Shakers: the perfect thrift store before and after project!
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. 


Chalk-Style Painted Salt and Pepper Shakers: the perfect thrift store before and after project!
My shakers took two coats of paint. I let them dry overnight.


Chalk-Style Painted Salt and Pepper Shakers: the perfect thrift store before and after project!
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.


Chalk-Style Painted Salt and Pepper Shakers: the perfect thrift store before and after project!
Then I just had to remember how they went back together! ;)


Chalk-Style Painted Salt and Pepper Shakers: the perfect thrift store before and after project!
You can see them nestled in here on my newly painted kitchen dinette.
(Check out my entire table makeover here.)


Chalk-Style Painted Salt and Pepper Shakers: the perfect thrift store before and after project!
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>>>









19 comments:

  1. Super cute! Sounds like you have some good thrift stores near you!

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    1. Thanks so much, Jessica! You know, after I switched from Goodwill to Salvation Army, I've found so many things! Our GW was getting a bit pricey, so I started in over at SA and haven't been disappointed. Hope you're doing well! Always so nice to see your name pop up! xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much, Rachel! I appreciate that! xoxo

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  3. What a bright happy eating spot you've created. And thanks for that toothpick hole filling tip, youre so smart!

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  4. Those turned out so great Kristi!! Love the cheerful color!

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  5. Oh my goodness I love how these turned out. The color is beautiful and they go perfectly with your amazing kitchen - that style makes me swoon! I'm so happy to be partying with you again - it's always a blessing! xo, mb

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    1. Oh, thank you, Mary Beth! I'm so happy to be teamed up with you, again, too...you are so creative in all you do!! xoxo

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  6. Omg! First of all i love the table Kristi. Those colors are so perfect! And I also hunt for S&P shakers �� I have way too many but I don't let that stop me!! Pinning xo

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    1. Thanks so much, Julie! And yes, I have way too many, too!! xoxo

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  7. I absolutely love the color you chose for these! And also those curtains with the pom-poms: so cute!

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  8. OMG, those are so cute!! The island in my old house was painted Agave, it's my favorite color. :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Lisa!! Isn't that the best color? I would LOVE to have an entire island painted with it!! xoxo

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  9. how perfect are they! i have never used that line of chalk paint. can you purchase in store?

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    1. Thank you so much, Laura! Yes, it's available in Walmart. xoxo

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  10. Your chalk painted salt and pepper shakers turned out great. It always amazes me how transformative paint is. I would have passed by the salt and pepper shakers in the thrift store without giving them a second glance but I would totally be attracted to them in now that they are painted.

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