Upcycled White Pitcher

6 Materials
$15
30 Minutes
Easy

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Learn how to make an upcycled white pitcher for a fraction of the cost using a tacky thrift store find! If you love the farmhouse style, you’re going to love this DIY farmhouse pitcher tutorial.

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I came across these two beauties at the thrift store. I instantly thought of my painted mason jars and figured that if I could paint glass mason jars I could definitely paint ceramic pitchers. I


’m going to show you how to turn tacky thrift store pitchers, like these, into farmhouse pitchers that you’ll have so much fun decorating with!

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First you want to VERY lightly sand the pitcher with a fine grit sandpaper.

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Next, grab a cotton round and some rubbing alcohol and clean the pitchers well. 

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Prime and paint pitcher. I used a flat white primer first. After the 2 coats of primer, I moved right on to spraying the farmhouse pitcher with the white spray paint. I used a high gloss version.

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Now you can literally take your finished pitcher and decorate to your heart’s content! I love the extra farmhouse charm they added to my shelves!

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If you love these DIY farmhouse pitchers and want to learn more like it, be sure to check out all of my DIY tutorials in the archives here!

Suggested materials:

  • Pitcher from thrift store
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Cotton round
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Chelsea @ Making Manzanita

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  • Tanya Marks
    on Apr 23, 2019

    These look great. You could go one step further and paint or stencil designs to make them french provincial (saw a DIY on how to do this)...

  • CrazyClock
    on May 2, 2019

    YES! What a fabulous idea! LOL, no shortage of bad designs on ceramics, but when painted like this they totally compare favorably to any designer ceramics without the outrageous price. I love the white.

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