You never know what you will find at a thrift store, right? That’s why we think you are going to love this repurposed ceramic cowboy boot kitchen utensil holder.
It’s time for another wonderful project from Christina @ Christina Faye Repurposed. If you haven’t seen some of her projects, you HAVE to check them out!! Like this Thrift Store Farmhouse Desk Organizer Makeover and Old Window Makeover and this gorgeous Farmhouse Thrift Store Tray Makeover.
Without further ado… Here’s Christina:
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THRIFT STORE TRANSFORMATION – REPURPOSED CERAMIC COWBOY BOOT UTENCIL HOLDER
It’s great to be here again with all you Salvage Sister and Mister fans! I am all about repurposing used items into unique household pieces that I can use as part of my décor. I found this ceramic cowboy boot at my local Goodwill store. It was priced at $4.99, but it was the Color-of-the-Day which made it 50% off.
It sat in my workshop for over a week on my staging shelf. The plan when I purchased the boot was to use it for staging furniture and other items that I upcycle. Who knew it would come in handy for one of my thrifty projects! A while back, my mom gave me a wood set of spoons and a spatula with a cactus imprinted on the end. How adorable is the spatula? I love anything western.
I decided not to use them for everyday cooking, but rather to use them as décor in my kitchen. All I needed was something to display them in on the countertop. I took off to my staging stash. There were a few vases, but I wanted something different. As my eyes scrolled up and down the items, I saw the cowboy boot. I knew it would be perfect!
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- Thrift Store Boot
- Red Paint
- Paint Brush
- Kitchen Utensils
- Cleaning Wipe
- Dark Wax
- Lint Free Cloth
- Hot Glue Gun
The boot needed to be repainted. None of the existing colors coordinated with my kitchen. Not to mention they didn’t seem western to me. I came across a jar of Dixie Belle’s Rustic Red and decided to this would be the perfect color for the cowboy boot.
I wiped the boot down with a cleaning wipe and allowed it to completely dry I then applied one coat of the Rustic Red. One coat covered nicely.
After it dried overnight, I felt that the red was a bit bright for the worn, rustic look that I wanted to achieve. With that in mind, I decided to apply a coat of Minwax Finishing Paste Special Dark Wax. I applied the wax with a lint free cloth, making sure to get the wax in all the nooks and crannies. Wipe away any excess wax. The wax would also serve as my topcoat.
I wanted to add something to the boot so it would not look plain. It needed to be something that I could easily wipe down since my plan was to use it in the kitchen. I found this small, ceramic cow skull in my craft stash.
The skull was attached to the boot using my hot glue gun.
The two wooden spoons and the cactus spatula fit perfectly inside the boot. I now have a unique, rustic piece of kitchen décor.
Thrifting for used items is a great way to save money. It gives you the opportunity to make a unique piece for your home, and at a budget-friendly price. This project only cost me the price of the boot which was $2.50. I had the paint, wax, and small skull piece on hand.
Don’t forget to visit me over on the blog and see other thrift store upcycled projects.
Remember, “It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it will be.”
MORE THRIFT STORE PROJECTS
We love a good thrift store project. Here are a few we’ve done that we think you will enjoy:
- A Thrifted Picnic Basket Makeover
- Thrifted Upcycled Cupcake Stand
- Behind the Couch Table with Thrifted Decor
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