FFf Eclectic Red Barn: Thrifted Vintage Shoe Shine Makeover

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Thrifted Vintage Shoe Shine Makeover

Thrifted Vintage Shoe Shine Makeover


Hi dear friends and welcome to this months Thrift Store Challenge. I am so excited to be joining this group of upcyclers that take thrift store items and repurpose them. 

The Rules:

  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
  • There's no monthly theme.
  • There's no budget to stick to.

Meet the Hosts

Angela | Simply Beautiful By Angela - Beverly | Across the Blvd - Beverly | Electric Red Barn

Our Thrift Store Upcycle group of bloggers is always looking to expand -- and we need your help! Why not consider joining in our thrift store upcycle challenge on the last Thursday of each month? Make some friends while having fun and share your love of DIY with the world. It’s a win-win! Sound like something you’d be interested in? Just leave a comment at the end of this post with your contact info and a link to your blog. Someone will get back to you right away. We can’t wait to meet you!

I was lucky to have gotten this piece at a flea market before covid-19 hit last year. It has sat in my garage waiting for me to do something with it. Then last week it came to me - I needed something to store my seed packets in it. it needed some love.




I started by taking off the hinges and the clasp in the front. Then I took off the foot rest on top.
I had to fill in a couple of holes. 

Then I began to clean out the inside which had a lot of sticky stuff in it.  When that was clean, I sanded it all and then painted it white, since I had that on hand. It took two coats. 

I tried to clean up the hinges and clasp but the clasp was too damaged so I sprayed them all with a brown hammered paint. 



Since it was to store my seeds, I wanted a seed picture to put on the top. I found this one on line. 


I attached the picture with modge podge.  I added my seed packages to the box.


Now my seeds are all in one place and I have a wonderful box to store them in. Another thrifted projected completed.




And now for more thrifty goodness!

Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


<

9 comments :

  1. What a cool little upcycle project, Beverly! I really like the antique shoe shine kit and it makes a lovely box for storing seeds. I wish I were more creative with upcycling because I would absolutely love to join in. But alas, I am just not that creative. But I will enjoy seeing all the projects linked here.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Shelbee,
      Thank you for the kind words on my shoe shine box makeover. I was thrilled to have a box for all of my seeds. I wish you could join us too. Maybe do a clothing update. Think about it. You don't have to do it every month.
      Have a great day.
      Hugs,
      Bev

      Delete
  2. Hello Beverly, I would love to join this group! Upcycling and Recycling are so fun! Thank you for considering me, I appreciate it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Melynda,
      I would love you to join. I sent your info to Angela. Let me know if you don't hear from her.
      Hugs,
      Bev

      Delete
  3. By the way, what a great project! I love it.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Good idea for repurposing the shoe shine box. My seeds are scattered in sandwich bags and to have them all in a pretty box would be perfect!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Marie,
      Thanks for the sweet words. My seeds where in plastic bags too. I wanted them in one place and that box worked just perfect.
      I know you will find something for yours.
      Hugs,
      Bev

      Delete
  5. Bev,
    Great makeover!! Love it!! Thanks so much for visiting and for all of your kind words!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Debbie,
      Thank you for the sweet words. I so enjoyed making over this shoe shine box.
      Take care and stay warm.
      Hugs,
      Bev

      Delete

I would love to hear from you. Your comments are special to me.



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...