Monday, June 4, 2018

Repurposed Garden Tool Caddy


                        Sometimes..... well most of the times that I go THRIFT SHOPPING

                                                              I do not have a plan.


                             Well what I mean is that I am not looking for something specific,

                                        but when I see it I know that I need to bring it home.

                             I was not looking for another stenciling project but there it was !


                         I saw this little caddy and thought it would be a fun little project this week.


                               It was in pretty good shape. It needed to be nailed in a few places.

                                            There were little leaves stamped all the way around. 

                                                          I was able to sand those off easily.

                                  I liked the natural look and the black stains were fine with me.



                                          I sanded the rough spots and wiped off the dust.

                                               I decided to stencil the front and back sides.

                               I wanted to give the caddy an aged Vintage Seed Box look.




For the stenciling I used  Acrylic craft paint in BURNT UMBER

along with a stencil brush.

 
I used a stencil that I had. 
 
 
I taped the stencil in place.
 
 Use a stencil brush with the dry brush method which just means very little
 
 paint and with an up and down motion.
 
I stenciled on the raw wood.

If you plan to stencil on dark wood I would use black or white paint instead.
 




Here is the stenciled side.

After the paint has completely dried
 
I came back over the raw wood with a soft cloth and
 
Mineral Oil.
 
 
I recommend the food grade oil so you will have it for other projects if you need it.
 
You can find it at the Pharmacy in the Laxative section.
 
* Remember we used it on Rolling Pins and Cutting Boards a few weeks ago.
 
The Mineral oil will not go rancid like some other oils.
 
 It will give the raw wood a beautiful finish
 
without darkening the wood.
 
Of course this part is optional, but this is the finish that I used.
 
 


The oil absorbs nicely
 
 
I oiled all sides

 

 
It ended up with just the look I was after.
 
 



I think for now it will be used in the Kitchen.
 
I would love to have you comment, let me know what you think.
 
Thank you for visiting!
 
xo Lisa S


36 comments:

  1. I love the upcycle. The stencil is perfect for the space. Thanks for sharing on Sunday's Best.

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    1. Thank you so much for hosting ! Thank you for the sweet comments. xo Lisa S

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  2. Oh, where did you purchase the stencil?

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    1. Rhonda,
      I found a great website- istencils.com
      Thousands of great quality stencils. This is my personal opinion, I am not affiliated with the company. xo Lisa S

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  3. Gorgeous results; that stencil was perfect. I am still learning to look outside the box to see something upcycled (and within my skill level)!

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    1. Kathy, You made my day! This would be perfect for your skill level. I am so glad you stopped by !!
      xo Lisa S

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  4. It looks lovely and it'll be put to good use I'm sure. Thanks for sharing on To Grandma's House We Go!

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    1. Thank you for hosting and stopping by to say hello!
      xo Lisa S

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  5. Yes, I love how you transform these throw away into treasures. 5*

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  6. This is a cute way to give an old piece new life.

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    1. Debra, Thank you for your sweet comment. I'm so glad you stopped by. xo Lisa S

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  7. This turned out so cute and so functional also. Thank you for sharing this project at Friday Frenzy.

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    1. Thank you for visiting and leaving a sweet comment! I love Friday Frenzy!
      xo Lisa S

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  8. What a special find and so versatile. Just really enjoy rehabbing and using pieces like this. Maybe could get Mr.Furry to make a couple of these if I can't find any at thrift stores. So glad you shared this project. Happy weekend

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    1. It was one of those happy dance finds that came out as planned. I hope you find one too, but if Mr. Furry is handy it would be easy to copy. Have a great weekend come back and visit soon. xo Lisa S
      xo Lisa S

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  9. Looks great, Lisa! Love that stencil! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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    1. Thank you so much for the sweet comment.
      Thank you for hosting a great party week after week.
      I love your parties. xo Lisa S

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  10. This is so cute! I thrift shop exactly the same way. I love not knowing what I might find, but know what I like when I see it. :) In fact, I bought a very similar caddy. I painted mine white, but I love the added stencil. May need to add something to mine. Thanks for sharing with SYC. I'm sure it's not intentional, but I'm not seeing a link back to the party.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Jann, Can you help me out ? I'm not sure what a link back is. I would be happy to. Please email me.
      freshvintagebylisas@gmail.com

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    2. Jann,
      I have a blog hop page under HOME is that ok?
      Your link is under Thursday
      xo Lisa S

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  11. That looks great! Having no plan when Thrift shopping is definitely the way to go!

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  12. Christine, It's good to know I'm not the only one.
    Thanks for your nice comment. Have a great day!
    xo Lisa S

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  13. What a cute little caddy! I love the stencil you chose! I'm sure you will have fun using it around your home!

    Thank you so much for sharing your fun repurposed caddy with us over at Waste Not Wednesday!

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    1. Sam,
      I'm glad you like my project! Thank you for hosting,
      I really appreciate being able to share. xo Lisa S

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  14. Fantastic idea to use mineral oil!! I am currently updating some wood kitchen items and didn't want to varathane them, this is the perfect solution. Thank you so much.

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    1. Leanna, I am so glad I could share the mineral oil tip with you. Here is a link to another post I wrote that you might be interested in. Thanks for visiting! xo LISA S https://freshvintagebylisas.blogspot.com/2018/04/how-to-care-for-wood-items-in-kitchen.html

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  15. I love a good vintage tool caddy. You did a great job in giving it a little make over!
    Karee

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    1. Karee,
      Thank you so much for such a nice comment!
      XO Lisa s

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  16. What a great find and love what you did with it. The stenciling is perfect. Featuring when my party opens tonight.

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    1. Carol, Thank you so much. This is awesome!
      xo Lisa S

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  17. So lucky. I never find wood pieces like this. Maybe I should expand my territory. Great job cleaning and painting! This is an all year item you can decorate for any holiday, season, or use to carry napkins and silverware.

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    1. Robin,
      I agree its hard to find wood pieces but they are the best for upcycling! keep looking I know you'll find some goodies. I like your decorating idea.
      Please visit again. xo Lisa S

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  18. I go thrifting most times looking for projects too! And of course things for my collections..and seasonal wardrobes..ok i go thrifting like its walmart ebay and walmart!
    Ive heard if the mineral oil thing, have never tried it but your caddy looks great with it.

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  19. *walmart ebay and Micheals lol
    If there is an edit for comments this girl cant find it

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting. I get what you are saying! I love a good thrift day! Have a great week.
      xo Lisa S

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