An Upcycle of a Thrift Shop Upcycle

August 01, 2017

 I purchased this pitcher plaque at the thrift shop for a couple bucks.

Upcycled Thrift Shop Pitcher Plaque
I painted it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and stenciled it with "Flowers" in French and added a little shelf.  I liked the finished project but was never happy with the light blue paint showing through on the sandpaper distressed edges.  So I re-painted the whole thing with Rustoleum Chalked Paint in Chiffon Cream.  This time I didn't sand the edges to distress, I used my FolkArt Layering Block and Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint in Walnut Noyer .  Details on the layering block are here.

 The shelf was made with this wooden plaque.

 I cut it in half and screwed it on the cutting board from the back.
Instead of adding a French stencil, I used this ironstone pitcher graphic from the Graphics Fairy and the Mod Podge Image Transfer method.

Upcycled Thrift Shop Pitcher Plaque
I brushed on some Varathane Clear Matte Finish Soft Touch Polyurethane  to protect the transfer and chalk paint.

Upcycled Thrift Shop Pitcher Plaque
I am thinking about hanging the plaque in a spare bedroom.  I have a little pitcher to put on the shelf and I love this faux hanging sedum from Allstate Floral.

Upcycled Thrift Shop Pitcher Plaque
I will be sharing the bedroom mini makeover when complete!  I will be using many more of my thrift shop projects in the makeover.
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Really cute! I love how you updated it and added the shelf!

  2. Oh I love the plaque and you really did a great job on it.


  3. Oh I love how you gave this new life! How creative to add a shelf!

    I'm a new follower and am enjoying your blog :)

    ~ Emily from So Sunny Day

  4. Very cute upcycle Carlene! Love the image transfer! It looks great on the pitcher & love the distressing of the edges.

  5. Nice! I love how inspired you are! Beautiful!

  6. Pinned. You do share the best ideas.


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