Find Those Potatoes or my Vegetable Bin Makeover

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Potatoes enjoy being stored in a dry, dark place. But they are also easily forgotten until you later find them in the back of the pantry growing the latest science experiment.

When I spotted this really old vegetable bin, I quickly grabbed slowly lugged it back to the car. It became my next makeover.

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The inside metal container is not salvageable as it is completely rusted away at the bottom.

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After a more-than-thorough cleaning, I painted the cabinet using ASCP Versailles. This is the first time I’ve used this color —  it’s a light, creamy beige with a hint of green. It’s also the first time I’ve used the Paint-EZE containers! I don’t know why I waited so long to buy these. No more rusty paint cans. [This is not a paid endorsement, just a great product I want to share with you.]

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I removed the hardware, which turned out to be brass. So I soaked the pieces in a mixture of white vinegar and water to remove the rust and tarnish.

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I painted the trim and the tabletop with a mix of 3/4 Old White and 1/4 Versailles. It creates a nice contrast and accentuates the trim. Then the entire piece was waxed with ASCP clear wax. It’s tempting to distress this or put a black wax over it. For now, I’ll leave it as is.

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This bin would also make a great gardening box to keep potting soil in. Which is what I thought after choosing this lovely vintage sunflower printable from The Graphics Fairy. I printed it out on card stock, cut it to size and adhered it with an outdoor formula decoupage. Also note the shiny brass handle on the cabinet.

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My family wonders why I hoard collect so many chachkes. Here’s the reason: I bought this rustic metal watering can as part of a tiny wind chime in a little craft store in a small town, probably about 17 years ago. Never made the wind chime. However, it’s the perfect piece to embellish the top of the shelf!

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Here is the finished vegetable bin. The bookshelf is obviously a good place to keep cookbooks handy.

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This piece also has wheels so you can easily move it from indoors to outside when you decide to put your potatoes back into the pantry.

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I love the transformation on this bin. Now the only decision left to make is do I use it as a vegetable bin or gardening container?

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8 thoughts on “Find Those Potatoes or my Vegetable Bin Makeover

  1. It’s a work of art! Nice job with this transformation–you’ve got a really functional piece, whichever use you finally settle on 🙂 Thanks for linking up with Vintage Charm–

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  2. Love this transformation! Thank you for sharing it with us at Brag About It. I appreciate the tip on the brass hardware too! Pinned to share.

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