The kitchen cupboards are imperfect. White, chipped, and some hinges may even squeak.
The countertops are reclaimed wood. Imperfectly perfect.
The floors underfoot are black and white checked linoleum tiles, classic, striking.
And in the corner of the room, sits this quaint little reclaimed wood message centre and nagging Grocery sign, with a splash of strawberry red to seal the deal.
Because if you are anything like me, you forget to pick up groceries all. the. time. So maybe this can help.
Will you forgive the fact that I don’t have a broken down tutorial of either one? Trying to whip out projects quickly for the olde farmhouse vintage market requires some full steam ahead moments.
How to make a one board message centre
– select one plank, and cut a picket tip
– cut down some of the length to create shelf parts or use an additional like minded board
– cut a 45 degree angle on two board chunks
– cut two square board chunks
– lightly sand all edges
– stencil Farmers’ Market along the picket, purposely cutting some of the top off
– predrill holes for all joins, then attach with screws from underneath shelves or behind plank
– use rusty hinges to hold the bottom shelf intact (for mail), and twine to hold it in place as shown
– screw on a bulletin board for a grocery list or notes
– hang a GROCERY sign beside it to remember to write your grocery list? 🙂
How to make a one plank nagging GROCERY sign
– select one fence plank and lightly sand
– coat plank in a sloppy manner with white paint (I used Fusion Miner Paint
– let the white cure, then lightly sand unevenly
– stencil GROCERY onto plank one letter at a time, placing in a downward direction
– allow paint to cure, then lightly sand unevenly
– beat it up a little with sharp or heavy things for realistic distressing
– drill two holes with spade drill bits, then thread heavy twine through to hang
I couldn’t help but stage both projects with some fun colour. This red vintage chair / stool is amazing, isn’t it? I’m going to miss it because it’s going to the market.
And if you look closely, two tiny wooden shoes got hit with a little Fusion Mineral Paint Fort York Red, plus Antiquing Glaze. They use to be yellow, so a little light sanding perfected the look!
Note of interest.. the antiquing glaze leaves a nice smooth topcoat with a satin sheen on top of the paint, even though this paint doesn’t require protection. As for red? I’m so fussy about red. This tone is perfection… a cross between a warm and a cool. I. Adore. It!
Fusion sent me these products to try a while ago, and being that they really go a long way, you’ll be seeing them again.
The cute basket, wooden shoes, 5, and clock will be at the market too.
But just like kids and puppies and kittens… it sure does have cute workin’ on it’s side…
Do you also need reminding to grocery shop?!
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