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Farmhouse Centerpiece – Upcycle Challenge

I’m back today with another budget friendly project to share with you using what else but a thrift store find to create a farmhouse centerpiece. I’ve paired up with a group of talented ladies to bring you a monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge. Each month we will create a new home decor piece from an item(s) we’ve found at a thrift store, yard sale, resale shop etc. There is no budget or specific theme so we are free to let our creativity run wild! Today’s project is an upcycled farmhouse centerpiece.

Thrift Store DecorUpcycle Challenge 2

Amanda | The Kolb Corner      Chelc| Inside the Fox Den

Erlene | My Pinterventures     Kim | Made in a Day     Sara | Twelve on Main

Debra | Shoppe No. 5      Shirley | Intelligent Domestications

Marie | DIY Adulation     Lindsay | Crazy Organized   Michelle | Our Crafty Mom

Julie | Live From Julie’s House     Dru | Polka Dot Poplars

Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles     Pili | Sweet Things

Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek     Ann | Duct Tape and Denim     Sherry | Savvy Apron

You can also follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration

I love changing out the display on my kitchen table every once in awhile, especially for each season. For summer I chose to create something new using this box I picked up at a yard sale for $4.  It will become my new farmhouse centerpiece.

 

Thrift Store Upcycle Project - farmhouse centerpiece -Life on Kaydeross Creek

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What you will need:

I’d seen this cute idea on Pinterest where someone had used a box that they had built. I’m already ahead of the game here with my sweet find. I decided to paint it white using chalk paint. I love the softness it gives to a piece. It took 2 coats but covered fairly well…

 

Thrift Store Upcycle Project - Farmhouse Centerpiece - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

It was way too stark for me so I broke out the palm sander and gave it a good sanding around the edges and here and there but it still seemed to be missing something.  I added a little personality with  the number stencils and  bit more character with some distress ink.

 

Thrift Store Upcycled Wooden Box - Farmhouse Centerpiece - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I also added some handles to the ends to make it easy to move off of the table. I had picked up a bag of these gold handles at my favorite thrift store for $1.

 

Thrift Store Handles Before - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I spray painted them black and here is how they look..

 

Thrift Store Upcycled Wooden Box - Farmhouse Centerpiece - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Add some hydrangeas in mason jars and viola, a pretty farmhouse centerpiece…

 

Thrift Store Upcycled Wooden Box - Farmhouse Centerpiece - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Thrift Store Upcycled Wooden Box into a charming Farmhouse Centerpiece - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

 

Thrift Store Upcycled Wooden Box transformed into a charming Farmhouse Centerpiece - Life on Kaydeross Creek

So a few coats of paint, some stencils and a little distress ink takes it from this…

 

Thrift Store Upcycle Project - old wooden box transformed into a charming farmhouse centerpiece - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

To this…

 

Thrift Store Upcycled Wooden Box transformed into a charming farmhouse centerpiece - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Pin it so you don’t forget!

 

Upcycled Farmhouse Centerpiece - from old wooden box to new farmhouse centerpiece  - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I love an easy, inexpensive project!  The nice part is you could do this with any shape box, paint it any color and use it for any season. I might try greens and pine cones at Christmas. Stay tuned!

Happy DIY’ing!!

Colleen Life on Kaydeross Creek


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Be sure to check out all ofthe other creative upcycle projects my fellow bloggers have come up with!

8 comments

    • Colleen says:

      Thanks, Maureen! I’m so lucky to get the hydrangeas from my neighbor’s yard. He once told me that he didn’t really know what they were and he was thinking about taking them out. I said NO, please don’t do that! Luckily, he listened 🙂

  1. Shirley Wood says:

    $4 is quite a deal especially since it looks so expensive now! I really like your colors and the numbers and the handles look so nice painted black. It will be really pretty at Christmas!

    • Colleen says:

      Thank you, Shirley! I love that it is so versatile and can see myself using it in many places around my house.

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