Up-cycled Thrift Shop Decor

January 23, 2015
My thrift shop up-cycle for today begins with this jug hanging plaque.  I think it is a reproduction of an apple cider jug.  It has a metal neck and the rest of the jug is covered in a basket type material.  The Harvest picture is a decal.  I paid $1.

First I peeled off the decal.  It took water, fingernails and some elbow grease!

Next I painted the basket with flat black paint.

I brushed on two coats of Annie Sloan in Pure White.

I distressed the piece with sandpaper and added a label with the Mod Podge image transfer method.

I borrowed this label from Be Bound Blog.

Thrift Shop Upcycle with Chalk Paint & Image Transfer www.organizedclutter.net

I borrowed a lavender tag from The Graphics Fairy.

Thrift Shop Upcycle with Chalk Paint & Image Transfer www.organizedclutter.net
I added the little lavender tag to the wire with a miniature clothes pin.

Thrift Shop Upcycle with Chalk Paint & Image Transfer www.organizedclutter.net
Here is my finished project!  It has a hook on the back for hanging or it also stands.

More easy and inexpensive thrift shop decor from Organized Clutter.

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Oh my goodness, that turned out so pretty! I love it!


  2. Good Job! I get excited when I see that you've posted something new!
    It's always so much fun to see your makeovers.
    This piece have a French vibe!
    Erica :)

  3. This is lovely! Great job on the up-cycle, Carlene!

  4. What a cute piece made even better with your creativity.

  5. Love how it turned out...so pretty!!

  6. Whaaaaat! Unbelievable - so cute. I just LOVE it!

  7. I love your vision with this project.... It turned out perfect.

  8. That was a wonderful idea, Carlene. The bottle turned out great,
    Your new header is fabulous!

  9. Esto es increíblemente impresionante! Gran idea!


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