Shabby Chic Upcycled Bread Pan

Do you ever find something for free {or nearly free} and determine right then and there that you just MUST give it new life?!?  Like you were meant to find it and turn it into something else.  Something fun and just kinda fabulous in its own way?  Well … meet my old crusty bread loaf pan turned shabby chic planter:

Shabby Chic Upcycled Bread Loaf Pan to Planter!

It’s kind of a silly project (at least my hubby thinks so), but it’s also something unique.  Something that you probably won’t find adorning the shelves or patio tables of your friend’s homes.

Shabby Chic Upcycled Bread Loaf Pan to Planter!

Here’s how it all started … a crusty, old, and retired bread pan:

Shabby Chic Upcycled Bread Loaf Pan to Planter!

Thanks to my Mother-In-Law, I now have two new and fantastic Pampered Chef loaf pans to use (for the 2 times a year I actually bake …. ).  And this old guy … well … his days as a loaf pan were over.  But as a cute planter, now that’s a different story!

SUPPLIES

Here’s what I used to turn the pan into a planter:

  • Bread Pan
  • White Chalk Paint
  • Gold Spray Paint
  • Liquid Nails Adhesive (or similar)
  • Round wooden balls (see below):
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  • Drill with small drill bit (for drilling drainage holes in pan)
  • Letter stamps
  • Black stamp padShabby Chic Upcycled Bread Loaf Pan to Planter!

STEPS

  1. Spray paint the inside of the pan goldShabby Chic Upcycled Bread Loaf Pan to Planter!
  2. Once dry, paint the outside of the pan with white chalk paint.  Once dry, smooth to create a smooth, weathered finished.Shabby Chic Upcycled Bread Loaf Pan to Planter!
  3. Grab your stamps and stamp your word or phrase onto one side of the pan.Shabby Chic Upcycled Bread Loaf Pan to Planter!
  4. Drill some drainage holes in the bottom of the pan using a drill with small drill bits (my holes are probably too large … you could go much smaller!).Shabby Chic Upcycled Bread Loaf Pan to Planter!
  5. Spray paint four wooden balls gold.Shabby Chic Upcycled Bread Loaf Pan to Planter!
  6. Once the gold legs (the wooden balls) are dry, glue them to the bottom four corners of pan with liquid nails and let dry for 12-24 hours.
  7. Add your plants or flowers (or wheat grass, in our case), and display!Shabby Chic Upcycled Bread Loaf Pan to Planter!

Shabby Chic Upcycled Bread Loaf Pan to Planter!

Shabby Chic Upcycled Bread Loaf Pan to Planter!

And I love a good upcycle!!  It sort of reminds me of a mini antique clawfoot tub …

Thanks for having me today!  I’ll be back next month, but in the meantime, I’d love for you to stop by and say hello at View From The Fridge!  You can check out some more of my upcycling projects HERE!

Happy thrifting, crafting, and creating, my friends!

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Katie is the writer and creator of View From The Fridge. She is also the mom to two adorable little boys (and another baby on the way), and wife to a great guy! She loves to craft, decorate, dream up projects for her home, and she’s learning to love to cook (though not there quite yet). She started View From The Fridge in the fall of 2013. This just happened to correspond to when they purchased their current home. She wanted a place to share their updates, projects, lessons learned, and all her DIY crafts. Her husband is a Financial Advisor, therefore all of their projects are always on a budget (which is usually a lot less than she would prefer … but she loves a challenge). Katie also enjoys coffee, a good glass of wine or beer (when she's not expecting!), running, and anything outside. She lives in Minnesota and takes full advantage of the wonderful (but short) summer season outside with her family.

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Comments

  1. I think that is adorable… and it actually makes me happy just looking at it because it has a little quirkiness to it. Love it!

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