Apr 10, 2013

So Now I've Got A Wood Scoop

Wooden scoop
What would I do with that wood scoop?  


Do you know what wood scoop I'm talking about?


Primitive wood scoop
  

This wood scoop is the one that I picked up at the thrift store with this group of goodies.
thrift store
Could you tell I was so excited when I went on and on about them in my Thrift Store Goodies post? Oh yes, I was.

And before I knew it, I was already working on the cutting board. 

Wooden cutting board
If you missed out on that project, feel free to check it out here.

I noticed a few people were really admiring the wooden scoop in that first post too. To be honest with you, tears nearly ran down my legs when I spotted it. I can just hear it now, "Clean up in isle 7! And bring the mop and disinfectant."

But I managed to contain my excitement and just grabbed it as quick as I could. THEN, I looked at the price. What??? It was less than a dollar and I also got 10% off that. Score!!

I've been pondering about what to do with it. I mean, it's cool enough just as it sits, all pale and naked. But I can't just leave it go like that. It needed something to dress it up & yet make it look rustic. Like it had been used and had a previous purpose in life.


 This is so much more to my liking. 

wood scoop
I seen this name when I did a Google search for "feed and grain." I wanted something that seemed fitting for a scoop. I have no idea what a wooden scoop might have actually been used for, but this seemed likely. 

The images with this name were all really generic looking and quite plain with just a single line. I have quite a space to fill on this good sized scoop, and even though I'm going for rustic, I wanted to spice up the look.


wood scoop
The font I used for Feed & Grain is called Niagra Engraved and it has some pretty slim lines that are barely noticeable, but I still loved how it looked. Again, I used my Silhouette Cameo to make this design.

I wrapped a small portion of the handle with some twine and tied it off, then stuck in some burgundy pip berries. I don't show it in these photos, but once my battery pack charges for my drill, I'm going to drill a hole in the top of the handle so I can add some twine or rag ribbon to hang it with.
 wood scoop


                Before                                                                          After
wood scoop plain wood scoop
I'm so glad that I'm getting this stuff done. I just wish it would look like I'm making a dent in the whole hoarding look I have going on right now in my home.
  


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5 comments:

Tracy said...

Yup, I love this too.
Why can't you live closer....friends get freebee's right lol.

VMG206 said...

That's awesome! I love how you aged it, too.
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Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

It looks authentically vintage! Love it.

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Abbi said...

I love your scoop! That is so very cool looking.

Shelly said...

You are a pro at this! Looks vintage and aged! Thanks for sharing on CSI Project "Thrist Store Turnaround" too!

Shelly @MinettesMaze

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