Friday, September 18, 2009

Pie Safe

I found this old tin pie safe at a barn sale. It was spray painted avacado green. (Sorry, I forgot to take a before picture). I used spray Zip Strip to remove the green paint. I wanted to keep some of the underneath cream and light beige color.Getting rid of some of the piant really brought out the detail in the tin work.
There was only one tin shelf inside but that was okay with me. I had to cut it down slightly to fit it under my kitchen counter but the detail was all on the door so it didn't hurt the look. It makes a great bread box.
I like the rustic look and it fills this deep corner on my counter very well. A great buy for 20 dollars!
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19 comments:

Leann said...

I love it!! What a great find and the new looks is terrific!

Enjoy your new treasure!
Leann

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

As I have read your last few blogs about great finds, I keep meaning to ask if you have been to a particular flea market. I'll ask today :-) Have you been to the Hazen flea market in PA? I went a couple years ago; it's a BIG flea market. http://www.hazenfleamarket.com/

Suzanne said...

What a find! Really lovely!

vintage girl at heart said...

What a find!!! So unique and it looks so good with the li'l touches you added to it and looks like you have the perfect spot for it too!!! I just love when that happens!!!
Have a Blessed weekend!!
((love your header that birdnest hose is so "tweet"))

mothernaturesgarden said...

It is a special touch for your kitchen.
Donna

Denise Marie said...

love the pie safe and your redo. Love your blog bling. Love the birdie cursor and the way you did the hose and bird nest. xox!

Carla said...

How perfect!!! It does look great in its new home:) Enjoy:)

Darla said...

Okay, you really need to give us a tour of your home!! Such unique ideas you have Love them all.

Love Bears All Things said...

Thats a great find. I used to have a corner like that. I keep all my bread in the fridge now because it goes bad quickly when there are only one or two people eating.
Mama Bear

Shana said...

Oh I just adore antiques! That pie safe is wonderful. Where do you get zip strip, and does it work on wood?

Blessings,
Shana

Cindy said...

Great use for it. Would have loved to seen the old color!
cindy

Boo-Bah said...

I love the pie safe and where you have put it. Old things are just so neat. You gave it a nice fresh look with the paint.

Iris

Lady Katherine said...

I love this piece, girl after my own heart!

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Jean
I love what you did here to that old pie safe!
Great addition to your kitchen!
~Ann

Diann @ The thrifty Groove said...

Wow, what a wonderful find! You don't see those too often!

Have a great weekend!

Elena said...

That is very unique and great way to use it every day!

LDH said...

What a unique piece. It looks great how you left some of the old paint on it. Perfect for your kitchen.

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Tracey said...

Gorgeous pie safe! Love how it turned out and how you put it to use!

Mrs.T said...

What a wonderful find! I like the rustic look and it is such a great idea to put it to use as a breadbox!

Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my kitchen table too. Come by and visit anytime!

God bless,
Mrs.T