We all know Farmhouse style décor is all the rage. Many thanks to Joanna Gaines for that! Her style is effortless and pops up all over these days. I see tons of fun items in the stores, but I can’t bring myself to pay the price tag. I know to much about how easy it is to create some of these looks at home for WAY less. Over the next few weeks I’ll share some five minute farmhouse ideas you can DIY on the cheap! Especially if you garage sale, curbside or thrift store shop. All the main parts in these projects are easy to find in these inexpensive shopping spots. You just have to know what to look for!
This week I am showing you a project birthed out of necessity. Next to our stovetop we have a platter I made years ago at a paint it yourself pottery girl’s night. It holds all the miscellaneous spices we cook with regularly. When I say we, I mean my husband. I am so lucky, you have no idea. Anyway…trays and platters help group things together to look less cluttered, so I consider a tray in this particular area a necessity. The green painted platter had seen it’s day, so it was time to move on.
This old pan I scored at a garage sale is no longer good for cooking, like a truck left in a field it was covered with dents and rust. Now it’s perfect. I hammered out a few dents so it would sit a little straighter and bottles wouldn’t wobble inside. The thing about metal is you can’t really sit it straight on a surface you care about, it will rust and leave messy marks. Enter these wooden ball knobs. They were bought for another project that never happened.
I used one of my favorites, Espresso colored stain on the knobs. They are perfect for feet because they come with a flat edge. E6000 is my go to glue…it dries quickly, adheres a ton of different surfaces and is all around easy to use. I put a dab of glue on each knob and attached them to the bottom of the pan. Allow to dry completely and you have yourself a precious farmhouse footed tray!
I will say the knobs come in a variety of sizes and I wish mine were a tad bit smaller, but I always use what I have on hand! Next week…a five minute farmhouse bud vase! If you enjoyed this project would you please share it so others can too! I sincerely appreciate it!
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