Feb 8, 2015

Blah to Rustic Chic - A Vintage Mail Sorter

It seems that every time I turn around, I find myself with a piece from the 80s.  Let's face it, you can pretty much buy things from that period for little of nothing.  Though the practicality is usually there, the look is most often too dated for me.  This little mail sorter was one of them.

This is how it started out.

Not horrible...but not my style.

I gave it a couple of coats of antique white and distressed it with some sanding.  I added some accents by taping it off and painting on a couple of coats of chalk board paint. 

Now it has that rustic chic look that's perfect for our kitchen!

The slots can be used for a lot of things and the labels can always change.

The chalk board beside it was made from an old dresser mirror and hides our breaker box.  Perfect solution to hide those ugly necessities!

And you will always find a rooster or two around.

The kitchen is our next makeover project beginning very soon!  I can't wait to start tearing it up. :)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is so clever - I like that you can change what each slot is for on the chalkboard. Genius.

    1. Thank you! I have a think for chalkboard paint and love using it when I can. :)


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