Monday, May 18, 2009
My sister recently picked up this gorgeous red pepper mill by Peugeot. I love love love it and want want want it, but it's a little more than I want to spend on a new pepper mill. Was I going to let that stop me from baby sistering the idea? Nay!
I found this guy at Goodwill for $1.99. The blades still sounded really sharp when I gave it a test twist, and I liked the clean silhouette which I knew would make sanding a little easier.
I took it apart and gave the wood a good cleaning and a light sanding to prep it for painting. I'm totally lazy when it comes to using primer, I usually just opt for more layers of paint.
I used high gloss "colonial red" spray paint. It looks like a candied apple! Delish.
I was out of baking soda, so I gave the screw top a little buffing with some toothpaste (an almost-as-good substitute when you're in a pinch).
Voila! My very own deliciously red pepper mill, for under $6.00!