Thrift Store Makeover: Hudson's Bay/Pendleton Edition

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The iconic stripes of a Hudson's Bay blanket make for very classic decor- but those blankets are PRICEY! So, why not achieve the look for a lot less with some thrift store finds?

White ceramics- mugs, bowls, jars, vases, canisters and more- are a staple at thrift stores. And because they're plain, they're usually SUPER cheap! I decided to recreate the classic cabin/lodge look of Hudson's Bay by giving these pieces a little makeover.
I have a tote bag that is made from a repurposed Hudson's Bay blanket that had gotten moth-eaten, so I used it to color match some paint. I think I did pretty good!
To create those iconic Hudson's Bay stripes, I wrapped thin strips of painter's tape around each thrift store piece to act as stripe stencils.
Once I was satisfied with my tape stencils, I lightly stippled the paint in between the pieces of tape. I did two passes of each color to ensure each stripe was opaque and as clean as possible.

Aren't those lovely? And they perfectly match a $$$$ Hudson's Bay blanket, but for just a few quarters.

Suggested materials:

  • White ceramics  (Thrift Store)
  • Paint  (Craft Store)

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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


Have a question about this project?

3 of 4 questions
  • Carmen
    on Mar 1, 2017

    How did you get those lines to be so straight and perfect!

    • Sadie Seasongoods
      Sadie Seasongoods
      on Mar 1, 2017

      Hi, Carmen! My full tutorial (there are links throughout this post) gives better detail on how I did it. :)

  • M
    on Mar 5, 2017

    you started out with all white items with blue stripes, right"? how did you get rid of the blue stripes so you could stipple on your stripes?

    • Sadie Seasongoods
      Sadie Seasongoods
      on Mar 5, 2017

      Hi, there! Nope, the items I bought were plain white. The blue stripes are tape that I used as stencils! All the details are in my full blog post- there are links to it throughout. :)

  • Kay
    on Oct 6, 2019

    Hi, could the stripes be made using sharpie pens. If so, how would you seal them. Thanks in advance for your answer Kay Abelaide Australia

    • Barbara
      on Nov 12, 2019

      Sharpies used for ceramics are oil paint, not regular "permanent" Sharpies. I've only seen them in 5 colors, three of which are black, gold and silver - I think the others are red, and either green or maybe blue.

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  • Carol Z
    Carol Z
    on Sep 28, 2019

    Ggreat look! Love your idea and results! 😊

  • Laurie
    on Oct 1, 2019

    Such an iconic pattern- perfect pop of color for my Minnesota kitchen! I’m hitting a thrift store today!

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