Salt & Pepper

Am I actually showing you a salt and pepper shaker makeover on my blog?
Uh, yes I am.



For many years I've owned this oak salt and pepper set.
I could have just bought a new set, but I love this pepper grinder.
Both s&p function really well.
So I wanted to keep them.
 
 
Right before we moved from Illinois I went on a painting frenzy.
Chalk paint is expensive and I couldn't move it, so I was looking around for things to paint.
Why not my salt and pepper set?
I mean they couldn't look any worse.
The color I used is called graphite.
This is before I applied dark wax.
 I actually don't like the color without the wax.
 
 

Once you you use clear then dark wax the color becomes much richer.
I guess I would call it charcoal gray.
I could have painted the set white, but then it would show dirty fingerprints all the time.



Now I'm showing you a close up of my salt shaker.
I feel like such a weirdo right now.


Hey, can't have my pepper grinder feeling left out!
 
Oh yes and as you can see I distressed the piece a bit after the paint dried.


I keep my salt and pepper set on a vintage butter dish.
It's a really pretty piece I found at a yard sale for $1.00.
I practically ran back to the car after I paid for it to make sure no one would take it from me.
:)



I keep my kosher salt in this cute little jar from Anthropologie.
And now you know more about my salt and pepper than you ever wanted to know!
 
 

17 comments:

  1. I LOVE your s&p set now. May I ask where you got the bovine picture from? It's perfect : )
    Happy Thanksgiving ~
    Deanna

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  2. Thanks Deanna! I found the cow print last year from either Marshall's or TJ Maxx. I wish I could find another one with a different cow on it. I think it would be so cute to have a set.

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  3. Lisa, what a great idea to paint them. I've been wanting a set and have seen a few neat ones while out hunting..but they were never the right color...never even thought to paint them! Thanks to you now I will!!! p.s. love the cow too...i'm on such a weird horse, cow, deer and antler kick one of my friends is threatening to have me checked...LOL

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  4. Great little makeover Lisa, such a pretty vignette!!

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  5. Not weird at all to share them, they look so much better and it inspires me to remember to look beyond the oak when you come across it. I painted our oak knife block white but the waxes would be nice to give it some depth (and yes, hide the stove splashes.)

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  6. I like this! I agree with you, graphite looks much better with the dark wax. Love the cow pic!

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  7. I love this - so much better :) I'm totally stealing your butter dish idea - I always have salt and pepper all over my counter. Thanks for the fix!

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  8. Hey, the just right salt and pepper shakes are hard to come by. I don't blame you for making them look perfectly new. The vignette is amazing. :)

    Happy Thanksgiving.

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  9. Those look amazing. Paint is the best thing ever invented.

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  10. They look so great painted - hey, a transformation is a transformation - totally worthy of sharing!

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  11. Hey, you never know who has a weird salt and pepper fetish. I'm more interested in your amazing cow print behind it. Why are cows so lovely? They really do stink.

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  12. Nothing wrong with pretty salt and pepper shakers. I love how the look all waxed and distressed and I LOVE the silver butter tray. the two make a great mix.

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  13. OH MY GOSh... I love!!! Also I need to know where that cow picture is from :) It is so very cute.

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  14. I love, love, love it!!!!!!!!!!!!

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