Trash To Treasure – Farmhouse Holiday Decor

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Today I am joining other bloggers to share a trash to treasure farmhouse holiday decor.  All of us are sharing projects that we found at thrift stores or garage sales or maybe even dumpsters and made it into something we love and can use for the holidays.

 

Trash-To-Treasure-Farmhouse-Holiday-Decor - www.michellejdesigns - I love to recycle and re-use when ever I can. I bought this vintage canner piece a few months ago and it has been reborn as a container to hold this beautiful holiday arrangement.

 

Farmhouse Holiday Decor

I saw this vintage canning colander at our local thrift store for $3 and found it very interesting.  I knew it would make some great farmhouse holiday decor.  I have wanted to make a “vase” out of it for a while but wasn’t sure what to do with it.  With the holes it can’t be a real vase but I thought a nice arrangement of faux holiday sprigs, ornaments and snowflakes would be nice.

This is how it looked to start out.

 

Trash-To-Treasure-Farmhouse-Holiday-Decor - www.michellejdesigns - I love to recycle and re-use when ever I can. I bought this vintage canner piece a few months ago and it has been reborn as a container to hold this beautiful holiday arrangement.

 

I liked the rustic, farmhouse feel to it so I wanted to leave it pretty much the same but add some color.  I used three different paints.  The first coat of paint was a green chalky finish paint.

 

Trash-To-Treasure-Farmhouse-Holiday-Decor - www.michellejdesigns - I love to recycle and re-use when ever I can. I bought this vintage canner piece a few months ago and it has been reborn as a container to hold this beautiful holiday arrangement.

 

The second was a mint color.

 

Trash-To-Treasure-Farmhouse-Holiday-Decor - www.michellejdesigns - I love to recycle and re-use when ever I can. I bought this vintage canner piece a few months ago and it has been reborn as a container to hold this beautiful holiday arrangement.

 

And the third was a white chalky paint.

 

Trash-To-Treasure-Farmhouse-Holiday-Decor - www.michellejdesigns - I love to recycle and re-use when ever I can. I bought this vintage canner piece a few months ago and it has been reborn as a container to hold this beautiful holiday arrangement.

 

The light green and the white were just slapped on quickly.  I did not even try to cover it completely.

I distressed it with a sanding block to bring a little bit more of the green back.  It got finished it with a coat of clear wax and some buffing with a soft cloth.

 

 




 

Jeff purchased two different holiday spruce floral sprigs and some white glitter snowflakes.  And I added some red ornaments that I already had.

 

Trash-To-Treasure-Farmhouse-Holiday-Decor - www.michellejdesigns - I love to recycle and re-use when ever I can. I bought this vintage canner piece a few months ago and it has been reborn as a container to hold this beautiful holiday arrangement.

 

Trash-To-Treasure-Farmhouse-Holiday-Decor - www.michellejdesigns - I love to recycle and re-use when ever I can. I bought this vintage canner piece a few months ago and it has been reborn as a container to hold this beautiful holiday arrangement.

 

Trash-To-Treasure-Farmhouse-Holiday-Decor - www.michellejdesigns - I love to recycle and re-use when ever I can. I bought this vintage canner piece a few months ago and it has been reborn as a container to hold this beautiful holiday arrangement.

 

Trash-To-Treasure-Farmhouse-Holiday-Decor - www.michellejdesigns - I love to recycle and re-use when ever I can. I bought this vintage canner piece a few months ago and it has been reborn as a container to hold this beautiful holiday arrangement.

It turned out nice and am happy that I finally did it.  Some of the rust is still there to show it is old.  To me, this adds some vintage charm to the piece and really does create a nice farmhouse holiday decor feel.  But the color of the base is neutral so I can use it all year long.

Be sure to hop to the other blogs and check out their trash to treasure  – Holiday Edition finds as well.

 

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Until next time,

Michelle

 

Milk-Paint - www.michellejdesigns.com - I love this piece even more now that it has this beautiful Buttermilk Old Fashioned Milk Paint.

 

Holiday-Planner - www.michellejdesigns.com - I used a collection of Christmas scrapbook papers and a 4x5 notebook to create a functional holiday planner to help keep everything organized this season!

Holiday Planner

How To Create a Wooden Star - www.michellejdesigns.com - learn how to make a rustic, wooden Christmas star for your Holiday decor

Wooden Star

Michelle

30 Comments

  1. Carolann

    Michelle, this is so cute I love it! What a great idea. It’s so festive and perfect for the holidays!

    15 . 11 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thanks Carolann. It was definitely a fun and easy project. It took just the time to paint it. Thanks for stopping by!

      16 . 11 . 2016
  2. Lisa Taylor

    Every time I see one of these vintage colanders I always think of both my grandmothers.

    Your project made me smile this morning.

    Lisa

    15 . 11 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Awww that is sweet. I am glad it made you smile. I had never seen one before and I love it but I wish I had seen my Grandmother using one. That would make it so special.

      16 . 11 . 2016
  3. Heather Northington

    Adorable! I have never seen a colander like this one, love that you left the rusty bits on it still. Gives it that much more character. Great piece.

    15 . 11 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thank you Heather. Yes, I did think about painting the entire thing but that does take away the charm. I love it just the way it is.

      16 . 11 . 2016
  4. Peggy Stolley

    I love how it turned out! So cute and rustic!

    15 . 11 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Hi Peggy! Thank you. I do love it. I wish I could keep the cats away from it. I had to hide it away already. LOL

      16 . 11 . 2016
  5. Sarah

    This turned out so cute, Michelle! I have one of these old colanders and now you’ve given me a good idea for what to do with it!!

    15 . 11 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Hi Sarah. I am glad I gave you an inspiration. I just thought it was so interesting I had to spend the $3. Thanks so much for the comment. I appreciate it very much.

      16 . 11 . 2016
  6. Claire

    Very creative upcycle !

    15 . 11 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thank you Claire.

      16 . 11 . 2016
  7. Kim Jones

    Michelle, love your vintage Xmas arrangement! Also, like the neutral color you used!

    15 . 11 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thank you Kim. It was a fun and easy project!

      16 . 11 . 2016
  8. Ann Tatum

    What a great idea! And that was a great price.

    15 . 11 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Hi Ann. Thanks so much. I do love a good bargain! LOL!

      16 . 11 . 2016
  9. Sam @ Raggedy Bits

    What a brilliant repurose!! I love how you have added some Chrstmas cheer to such a lovely Vintage peice! How cool that you can change it out with the seasons!!

    15 . 11 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thank you Sam. Yes. I don’t really like things that I can only use once per year. LOL! Thanks for stopping by.

      16 . 11 . 2016
  10. Sue

    Awesome Michelle, love the 3 coats of paint ideas and it is very FARMHOUSE Christmas decoration. You raise the bar on creativity.

    16 . 11 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thank you Sue. That is very nice of you. The three coats was a definite Susie move but I was inspired by her layering of paint colors.

      16 . 11 . 2016
  11. Susie from The Chelsea Project

    This is adorable. I love the color layering and the stems are the perfect touch. Well done!!

    16 . 11 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thank you Susie. I thought of you as I was adding all of those colors on. It was fun!

      16 . 11 . 2016
  12. Kimm at Reinvented

    Oh my gosh, Michelle, this is amazing! I NEED a canning colander just like this. LOVE the paint job too! Thank you so much for joining the T2T blog hop!

    17 . 11 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thanks Kimm. I had so much fun joining in the blog hop and was glad I got it together and painted this guy. I love the way it turned out. I had to hide it for a while though because my cat keeps trying to eat the Hobby Lobby greens.

      18 . 11 . 2016
  13. Thomas

    I am happy you did not paint the whole colander. I love the way it looks. Thanks for sharing.

    24 . 11 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thank you. This was a fun and easy project.

      25 . 11 . 2016
  14. Kim Clark

    I love your blog and those Trash to treasure posts Michelle. They all turned out so lovely. I love how you redecorate this canning colander. It’s inspiring. Thanks for your sharing and happy holiday 🙂

    02 . 12 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thank you Kim. I appreciate your kind words. I love this thing and it was a fun project!

      02 . 12 . 2016
  15. Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

    Hey, Michelle! Just wanted to let you know that we loved your Farmhouse Holiday Decor so much when you shared it at the #HomeMattersParty last week, we’ve FEATURED it THIS WEEK! Hope you can check it out when you get a sec. Happy Friday!!!
    http://lifewithlorelai.com/2016/12/01/home-matters-linky-party-114/

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai / Home Matters Linky Party

    02 . 12 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Hi Lorelai! I did see it and I am so excited. Thanks so much for the feature!!!

      02 . 12 . 2016

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