Thrift Store Bowls

Thrift store bowls take on a new life...

You know the ones, they're everywhere!

The wooden salad bowls that nobody wants anymore.

Well I wanted them! 

I started out by cutting one in half.

Then I screwed and glued them to the front panel 
of an old wine crate.

You can see the indent of the printing through the paint.

A coat or 2 of Annie Sloan Chalk paint later...

then distressing and a little dark wax to bring out the 
lettering on the wine crate.

Add a handle... (it's actually a metal zero but works for me!)

And I've changed those old bowls into a rustic wall hanging.

Fill them with flowers or make-up or keys or something for your kitchen.

Any other ideas?

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. That is super cute - I have 4 or 5 in my cabinet that I always think "what if I have a salad party" {more likely to have a chocolate party} - I may have to try this!

  2. Gosh, that turned out great and what a clever idea!!

  3. Love this!! I have some of those bowls in my you've got me thinkin' :) Thanks!!

  4. Cute idea - I have the same set, they're EVERYWHERE! :)

  5. fun repurpose Susan! :)

    I love the way you look at things.


    1. Thanks Gail... from you that is quite a compliment!

  6. Hi Susan,
    what a great idea. Very great implementation.


  7. Another really great idea Susan! We should start calling you Martha! =)


  8. I'm in awe! Wow! That's a great project and something you can throw together for just a few bucks with items snagged at a thrift store. Stop by my Friday's Five Features and link up this post (and others)!

  9. Fabulous repurposing idea! I see those bowls everywhere and used to have a bunch too.

  10. I agree with the others....this is a great idea (and one I'm going to copy!) I think I have a few in my garage right now. Thanks!!


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