Vintage-Look Chalk Painted Salt and Pepper Shakers

Hi friends,

Do you like the vintage look? There are so many fun things available that you can add to your decor to get the look just by altering them a little – even if they are new! 🙂 I found these cute salt and pepper shakers at my local grocery store and I just loved the detail on them. And they were only $3.00!! They look so cute just the way they are, but I decided to change them up a bit…

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All you need is a little chalk paint and you can completely change the look of almost anything. I used DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish Paint in Everlasting (white) to paint my salt and pepper shakers. I painted 2 coats, letting it dry completely between coats. I like using these chip brushes to apply the paint.

The left picture is after the first coat, the right picture is after the second coat.

Once the 2nd coat was dry, I used FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Paint in Rich Black to dry brush over the detail on the salt and pepper shakers. I used a chip brush to apply the paint. Dip your chip brush into a small amount of paint and then brush most of the paint onto a paper towel so your chip brush is mostly “dry”. Brush back and forth over the raised area of the shaker to bring out the design. Repeat the process until you get the look you want. This adds so much detail to your project!

I really love the way they turned out! I will be using them simply as a decoration. Chalk paint will come off a glass surface if it gets wet – which can be a good thing of you don’t like how it looks. Just scrub it off and start over!

What will you turn into fun vintage decor? I would love to see your creations!

Happy Crafting!

Anita

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