Thrift Shop Finds Upcycled As Early Spring Decor

January 29, 2020

I picked up this metal milk can shaped vase at a Twin Cities Goodwill on Black Friday.  Everything was 50% off.  

I did a little more research on the vase and found it was an Ikea Socker Vase.  It is no longer a current item, but is available online in the secondary market.

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I purchased the above Re-Design with Prima, Everyday Farmhouse rub on transfer, on Etsy a couple of months ago.  

The product comes in a tube with the above divided into three sheets of transfers.

I have used the Everyday Farmhouse transfers on three previous projects, including a red wooden level wall hooks, a serving tray, and a toolbox makeover I still have several areas of transfer script remaining for future projects.

I chose The Farmers Market for the green vase.  I removed the white paper backing and centered the words on the vase.  BEWARE, there are no do-overs with transfers on shiny metal like this.  You must hover the transfer above your piece until it's centered, and then put it down.  

Then the transfer is rubbed down with the enclosed stick.  When I removed the top plastic sheet, I slowly lifted one end making sure that the transfer was all stuck down.  If it's not, lay the plastic back down, and rub some more. 

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 The was rubbed on above the vase's ridge, and Farmers Market on the larger surface below the ridge. I sprayed Dixie Belle Easy Peasy Spray Wax lightly on a rag and rubbed it on the transfer area.

The curly leaf branches were purchased at Hobby Lobby.  I think they look like early spring tree branches, just leafing out.

This piece of scrap beadboard paneling, was cut to fit a vintage iron trivet frame that was missing it's tile.

I sanded the edges to round them a bit.

The wood square was painted with Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Drop Cloth and one coat of Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Caviar was brushed on the iron frame.  (Just because I love it's rich black)

This sheet of ReDesign by Prima Classic Vintage Labels was also purchased on Etsy.

I chose the this bees transfer to add to my wooden square.

It fit the square perfectly.  I rubbed it on with the rectangular stick, and removed the clear plastic.

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I sealed both pieces with a few sprays of the Dixie Belle Easy Peasy Spray Wax.  I wiped the wax all over the piece with a fiber rag.

I tried to use a few dabs of hot glue to the corners to secure the wood square but it did not hold, so I used E6000 Craft Adhesive. 

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Now to put the newly upcycled items in a farmhouse vignette.

While I liked the tall branches in the metal vase, I discovered that this little enamelware tart pan (that I had in my stash) fit like a glove in the vase's top hole.

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With the tart pan in the vase hole, I was able to place a vintage measuring cup with faux potted herbs on top of the vase. 
My bee trivet project was hung on the wall, and I added my recent rosemary frame project to the tabletop.

The Ball Jar was painted a few years ago with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Country Gray, and the white jar ring with Pure White.

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An early spring vignette with upcycled thrift shop items.

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  1. love it all! and you gotta love E6000! you find the best deals and keep such great notes to share with us! i never remember to check Ebay, but i will try! thanks Carlene! always fun when i see your email in my inbox!


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