You may have noticed that I love to collect obsolete things. And one of my favorite collections is my array of wooden soap powder holders. They can be hard to find, so whenever I come across one, I immediately snap it up.
A few weeks ago, I was trolling around eBay and found a pair that was less than stellar. Even so, I saw their potential and bid on the auction. Plain wood embellished with primitive sailboat stencils, these rustic gems were probably the handiwork of kids in wood shop class or dads tinkering in their basement workshops. Once constructed, I'll bet it became mom's job to paint them and/or apply decals to match her kitchen decor.
I thought it would be fun to do the same and give my handmade soap powder holders a paint and decal facelift.
These 1940s relics received several coats of cream paint. Then I perused my stash of vintage decals and found four large ones with vibrant poppy flowers. Once the paint was dry, I lightly distressed the surface and applied a decal on each side.
What a difference a little paint and a few pretty decals can make! I'm so pleased with my refurbished dispensers. Now they are real charmers, all ready to make their début in my Etsy shop soon.