We’re super excited to feature and introduce Beth Styles today. Beth is sharing some second hand creativity projects, inspiration that will keep your home fun and welcoming – and generate great conversation!
Hello, all you lovely Tag Sell It readers! I’m so excited to be over here today sharing a thrifty DIY décor idea with you all, courtesy of one of my Achilles heels when it comes to shopping secondhand: kitchenware. Our kitchen is probably the most-used room in our house, and I’m always looking for vintage gadgets to add to its drawers, or ways to repurpose tools that have outlived their usefulness.
One thing you can always count on seeing at every thrift store, estate sale or garage sale is an old bundt pan. Usually they’re no more than $1-$2 to pick up, which I kept doing (over and over) this past spring, hoping I could figure out a way to upgrade them a bit to hang on our kitchen wall.
After playing around with some different techniques, here’s what I came up with. (Top Photo: Before | Bottom Photo: After)
We have a theme of red and aqua happening in the kitchen, but of course you can paint them whatever color you wish! I used Kilz spray primer on each pan first, then used regular spray paint for the other layers, which you can find at your local hardware store for $4.50 to $6 a can. For the pan I decorated like an actual bundt cake, I bought a small $3 can of glossy white paint to drizzle along the top. And for the red pan with white polka dots, I used those circular garage sale stickers. Just keep in mind you might have to do some touchups with a brush and paint since some of the stickers don’t quite sit flat on the curve part of the pan (i.e. the paint might bleed a bit).
Kinda kitschy and fun, huh? I’m already thinking about other color combinations and painting techniques to make these pans pop even more.
One very, very important note though: Once you spray these, you can’t bake with them anymore since the paint isn’t ovenproof. So please keep that in mind and don’t use it on your favorite pan!
To learn more about Beth’s creativity and projects, check out:
Beth’s Blog: www.secondhandwithstyle.blogspot.com
Twitter (@SecondHandStyle): https://twitter.com/#!/SecondHandStyle