Vegetable Bin Makeover
Did you ever have a great functional piece that you loved and hated. This is the case with this vegetable bin. The functionality is perfect, it is the right size, its hand made, its useful, I adore the chicken wire and I loath the way it looks.
This piece is not really a find, I paid full price for it at a gift shop and hid it in the pantry of our old house. Unfortunately it did not fit in the pantry of this house so I hid it downstairs and quit using it.
Vegetable Bin Refurbishing
The dark blue is a stain that may leech through the paint, after removing all the hardware it got a a good scrubbing. I let the wood dry thoroughly before applying a thick coating of primer sealer.
The hardware was distressed to look rusted. Using sandpaper I removed the rust paint by hand. The hardware looks a bit like a star so I chose to keep it. We still had a bit of gold spray paint left over so the hardware got painted gold instead of nickel. I think its looks alright that way.
After the primer dried the wood was sanded smooth with 120 grit sand paper and then I put on two coats of white or grey paint, sanding and letting it dry between coats.
After the paint was all dried, I gave it a final light sanding and reassembled the vegetable bin.
I considered stenciling Veggies, or transferring some antique labels to the bin, but decided I like just as it is. No longer hid away in a closet or downstairs, its clean and crisp and functional and pretty enough to sit beside the pantry to store vegetables.
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