Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Pie Safe

I had the pleasure of re-purposing an old pie safe for a friend of mine.  It was an old family piece and she didn't want to get rid of it, but didn't quite know what to do with the, ugh...well...birds...  
Check it out...
Here is the top of the pie safe and all her yellow glory.  

The inside is awesome, equipped with the vent to cool the items inside.

Now we do have to stop for a second and appreciate the hand painted artwork.  It took someone a very long time to do this.
It's just not our generation type of artwork.  
OK.  Moving on.

Here she is finished.  Don't you love the tin top?  She's painted with Annie Sloan chalk paint in Old White and distressed a bit to give it that old, worn, and used look.  Still looks a little plain...

So let's open her up and display some linens, baskets, and other treasures as a nice entry way into the master bath.  I loved working on this piece because of it's originality.  Thanks Michelle!

So is their anything in your family that needs a little love or updating?  Look around, you'll be surprised at what you find.
Have a great week!

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  1. The pie safe looks so much better! I'd love to find an old one like this to redo and repurpose.

  2. I love Pie Safes! You did a great job, very fun. Good to honor the past too!