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