French Farmhouse Planter Repurposed from a Vintage Mail Rack

Happy Monday, Friends! Today I'm sharing a quick repurpose using an item I've bet you've seen at the thrift store...

French farmhouse planter

...and I used DecoArt Chalky Finish in the Vintage shade to refresh it.

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Have you ever been thrifting and come across the old wooden mail rack/sorter that hangs on the wall? That's what I repurposed to create a farmhouse style planter. 

French farmhouse planter
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Here's how it looked after two coats of chalk paint. 

French farmhouse planter

Before hanging it, I distressed it lightly and stenciled fleurs on it. The boxed in section at the bottom is just the right size to add a small potted plant or tuck fresh flowers in a small vase or jar of water. 

French farmhouse planter

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French Farmhouse planter

It would also be fun to tuck some vintage postcards in the mail slots!

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  1. This is such an adorable project!! You can even stick some sweet vintage postcards or seed packs into those slots!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!And for taking the time to comment on my posts!! I really appreciate it!!

  2. Cute and love the idea of the frame around it!

  3. Paint changes everything, doesn't it? Just darling!

  4. So sweet in everyway! I love this.
    Have a beautiful week. Happy Easter :)
    xo Lisa S

  5. That green is such a great color (and I didn't used to be a green fan!). I've never seen a rack quite like that. Great makeover. Happy Easter!


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