DIY white pitchers by upcycling thrift store pitchers.
White pitchers and daffodils. I need spring! I really want to see my spring flowers grow. When we moved to our home, there was no landscaping. I bought a bag of 100 spring bulbs in the first fall and planted them. We didn't have a shrub or any plant but we did have beautiful bright spring bulbs pop out when I needed to see the color the most. Now, they pop up in the middle of my shrubs. In spite of me trying to dig them out. I'll have to remember to show you :).
I've been seeing white pitchers everywhere on Pinterest. They are so clean and crisp. And can be changed just by what you put in them. Or, by just leaving them empty so the size, texture and white contrast can be appreciated. These pictures seem to be items used for the popular white decor farmhouse look.
But, they didn't start that way. My obsession with spray paint reappeared. Because we actually had a day warm enough to spray paint in my garage.
I bought these at a second-hand store. I was looking for the shape of the body (rounded), the shape of the top opening (wide) and different textures.
Look at this one! Isn't is awesome in how dated it is!
Yes, really, the above two pictures are the same pitcher. Sorry, I didn't take them at the same angle and same light but trust me, they are!!
Spray painting pitchers
It was fun spray painting! It felt good to take something old and make it look new again! And, to do it outside.
Use good quality spray paint. I prefer Rustoleum. And, use thin, even coats. Do not spray thick coats because it won't dry well. You're better off having to spend a little extra time doing an extra coat or two.
Look closely at the pitchers above. You can still see the pattern peek out. It took a total of 3 coats and they were perfectly covered!
I'm not really a huge fan of fake flowers but couldn't help myself. I needed some daffodils and some crocuses. They are still a long way from blooming in my part of the world. Actually, I haven't even seen my crocuses peeking out of the ground yet. I'm totally cheating by buying some fake ones but I love the cheeriness and brightness they bring into my kitchen (and my life)!
These guys were hanging out by the back of our property yesterday. They are looking forward to spring too! I'm sure they are tired of the dried out dead grasses they've been stuck with.
But, I digress!
If you would like a more detailed post on how to spray paint something, check out my post on my DIY white vases. I bought six heavy water glasses at the dollar store and turned them into this:
Or, my other spray-painted treasure:
If you haven't tried spray painting lately, give it a try! It's fun and gives your dated treasures new life.
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