Monday, July 4, 2011

Going Red - Salt & Pepper Shakers

I’ve had these wooden salt and pepper shakers for a good 20 plus years.  They’ve been around longer than Mr. Manly Man and were looking a little sad.  They had a few scratches and were worn so I decided they needed a little facelift of the paint kind.


I started by sanding them down and then gave them two coats of some gorgeous red paint.   I put toothpicks in the holes of the salt shakers to keep the paint from plugging them.  After the paint dried overnight I did a light layer of wax.  I think they look great!



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29 comments:

  1. they are not great...they are super duper GREAAATTTT!!!! perfect!

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  2. They look fantastic! Great way to liven and freshen them up!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
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  3. aw the red paint GORGEOUS:) wow i love it!!! you did an amazing job!!!
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  4. Red! Great color choice!!

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  5. I love red. They look amazing. Thank you for linking up at http://diyhshp.blogspot.com I can not wait to see more great ideas next Monday.

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  6. those are sharp! that red is muy caliente!! perfect for the kitchen!

    i would love it if you would link this up to my tip-toe thru tuesday party at http://crayonfreckles.blogspot.com/2011/07/tip-toe-thru-tuesday-6.html

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  7. What a great idea! They look so nice.

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  8. If they work, why toss!

    Michelle
    http://confessionsofaholidayjunkie.blogspot.com/

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  9. Very clean upgrade! Thanks for linking to Handy Man, Crafty Woman Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

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  10. They definitely look great. (red is my fav color) so you had me at the beginning ;) Awesome job!
    Britney
    www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

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  11. They are so poppy! I have a few wood items around my house that I always dream about repainting. I have two stools in my kitchen that would love a gorgeous coat of red!

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  12. Amazing but simple transformation on those shakers. Great job.
    Thanks for coming to Treasure Hunt Thursday.
    Rhonda

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  13. Hi I am visiting your blog from It's So Very Cheris hop..Love red! Cardinals are my favorite bird so of course Red is the best color for almost anything!
    KAT

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  14. So easy I love it! Thanks for linking up to upcycled Awesome.

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  15. Love the red!!! Newest follower from the Thrifty Thursday Blog hop... would love for you to consider following me back xo
    Malia

    http://www.yesterdayontuesday.com

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  16. Love, love, love those! I have an old pepper grinder (after 21 years of marriage) that needs a little attention. Thanks for showing how easy it can be. The red looks great!

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  17. Nice work!
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    For Love of Cupcakes

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  18. ohhhh, so much fun! they'd look great outdoors for summer entertaining too. thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

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  19. Love the red paint makeover! They look completely boutique-chic!

    Thank you for being a part of "A Little Birdie Told Me..."!

    Jenn

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  20. That is a cute makeover. Thanks for linking it up at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  21. Love this! Very cute and practical. I love your blog!

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    Abby
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  22. These turned out great! Love the color. Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday--hope you'll be back this week!
    Mary

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  23. I never would have thought to paint salt and pepper shakers! (smile) The next pair I see in the thrift store or around town are coming home with me. What a great idea.

    Dawn @ WhileSheWasSleeping

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  24. I toasted you today!!

    http://polkadotsonparade.blogspot.com/2011/07/toast-of-tuesday.html

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  25. Very nice indeed. I have similar p&s shakers that need some tlc. I think today I found the answer, and a different color. Thanks for posting.

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