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How To Make A Vintage Colander Look Pretty Again

Hi guys! I have a great vintage colander upcycle that is so easy to transform and looks so pretty now.  The cost was $1 and some paint I already had.   

I was super excited to join this monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge.  It consists of approximately 30 talented bloggers who are like me and love to upcycle thrift store items.  I have to say this may be one of my favorite challenges out there.  

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Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

The Rules:

  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
  • There’s no monthly theme.
  • There’s no budget to stick to.

Meet the Hosts

Amanda | The Kolb Corner    Erlene | My Pinterventures    Kim | Made in a Day
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars    Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles    Pili | Sweet Things
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications    Debra | Shoppe No. 5    Marie | DIY Adulation
Chelsea | The Johnsons Plus Dog    Jes | My DIY Envy    Ann | Duct Tape and Denim
Molly | Just a Little Creativity    Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods    Kimm | Reinvented
Kim | Farmhouse Made    Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled    Sara | Twelve on Main
Chelc | Inside the Fox Den    Sue | A Purdy Little House    Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Sherry | Savvy Apron    Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod    Lora | Craftivity Designs
Ali | Home Crafts By Ali    Denise | My Thrifty House    Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek
Toni | Small Home Soul      Michelle | Michelle James DesignsMedina | Grillo Designs    Karen | Dragonfly & Lily Pads

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Vintage Colander Upcycle

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This colander came from the thrift store a while ago and it has just been sitting in the garage since.  It was time to give it a new purpose and it is now part of my favorite decor items.

I gave this thrift store vintage colander a new look with teal spray paint. Now it is the perfect look for my home decor! www.michellejdesigns.com

I wanted the feet and the handles to stay old and a little rusted so it wouldn’t lose all of it’s vintage charm.  I got out the frog tape and masked them off.  It looked like an alien colander for a few minutes.

I gave this thrift store vintage colander a new look with teal spray paint. Now it is the perfect look for my home decor! www.michellejdesigns.com

Deciding on a color is always hard for me but I love teal and I love to add pops of teal in my decor.  Since I had this paint already so I went with it. It is a Krylon product and the color is Blue Ocean Breeze.  It is a glossy finish as well which is what I wanted.

I placed it upside down and spray painted just the out side of the colander.  It needed a couple of coats but came out looking exactly how I visioned it to be.

I gave this thrift store vintage colander a new look with teal spray paint. Now it is the perfect look for my home decor! www.michellejdesigns.com

Once I removed the tape, I ended up with the perfect vintage colander bowl.  I am so glad I didn’t paint the handles and feet because isn’t it cute?

I gave this thrift store vintage colander a new look with teal spray paint. Now it is the perfect look for my home decor! www.michellejdesigns.com
I gave this thrift store vintage colander a new look with teal spray paint. Now it is the perfect look for my home decor! www.michellejdesigns.com
I gave this thrift store vintage colander a new look with teal spray paint. Now it is the perfect look for my home decor! www.michellejdesigns.com
I gave this thrift store vintage colander a new look with teal spray paint. Now it is the perfect look for my home decor! www.michellejdesigns.com

I think it turned out nice and it looks great with my Easter Eggs (be sure to stop back to see how I made the eggs)!  If you like it be sure to pin it and save it for later!  If you are pinning I would love for you to follow me on PInterest because it is fun!

I gave this thrift store vintage colander a new look with teal spray paint. Now it is the perfect look for my home decor! www.michellejdesigns.com

And now for more thrifty goodness!

Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!

Have a great day and thank you for stopping by!

Michelle


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ARod

Wednesday 29th of March 2017

What an awesome challenge and you rocked it. Love how this colander turned out. So super cute.

Michelle

Thursday 30th of March 2017

Thanks Anj! I love rockin' it. I should paint a black one for you!

Amanda at The Kolb Corner

Tuesday 28th of March 2017

I love the color you chose and so glad you left the feet and handles. The old rust looks great next to the teal.

Michelle

Tuesday 28th of March 2017

Thanks Amanda. I love the color too!

Sue

Monday 27th of March 2017

Your colander brought back memories since my Mom had one just like it. I wish I had it. I am so very inspired by what you simply did with it by painting it a pretty blue. I just love it especially for Easter decor.

Michelle

Monday 27th of March 2017

Thanks Sue! I know it's not the same as your mom's but you will have to find one just like hers to paint and remember her.

Ashley ~ 3 Little Greenwoods

Monday 27th of March 2017

LOVE how you updated this colander! We had an old one but I tossed it out because the legs were broken. Wish I had it now!

Michelle

Monday 27th of March 2017

Hi Ashley! Thank you. I think it was a fun find and I am kept pondering the color. I am so glad I chose the teal!

Toni | Small Home Soul

Monday 27th of March 2017

Michelle this is so beautiful. I love that you kept the handle and feet old, what a great contrast! This will look great on your counter top all year long or hanging on the wall somewhere. I will now look at these old things in thrift stores with a new set of eyes.

Michelle

Monday 27th of March 2017

Hi Toni! Thank you. I do love to see other people's thrift store up-cycles. I get some great ideas too. On the counter top is a great idea because I do have some pops of teal in the kitchen!

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