This was a fun transformation of a thrift store tin pitcher that was quick and easy.
The before and after tells most of the story:
The pitcher was marked down to $1.50 (go figure – no one had wanted this?) and I sprayed it with Rustoleum’s Heirloom White paint at the same time I sprayed the ceramic turkeys, plastic trophies, and animal figurines.
It’s a bit ironic the original graphic depicts a thrift shop, don’t you think?
While the pitcher was made out of tin (actually blue sponge ware painted red) the graphic was paper that had been sealed with a clear glaze (mod-podge?). The paint covered easily and with no problems, but it did take a total of 6 light coats to cover all the crevices and dark color.
And if you look closely, you can still see the cut edges of the original paper graphic around the handle.
But nobody’s gonna look closely, are they?
The take-away here is to not dismiss an item right away because you’re not certain what ever you’re thinking to do with it will work. I wasn’t sure the paint wouldn’t make the graphic bubble up or something, but I took a chance because the shape was that of a classic tin pitcher (kinda like the one I bought at Ikea).
And, hey, it was $1.50, so why not?
I know, we totally live on the wild side here…wanna join us?
This is day 17 in our series (you can click on the button to see all the posts in the category). If you’re wondering what’s up, you can read the introduction to 31 Days of Thrift Store Transformations here.
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