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!

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  • Carmen
    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
    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
    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
      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
    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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