DIY Spring Centerpiece Made From an Old Drawer and Pickle Jar

6 Materials
$10-15
1 Day
Easy
I took part in a thrift store swap with my fellow DIY bloggers to create some inspiring pieces. You can read the whole story on the blog (if you wish), but I had to upcycle two items - an old drawer and an empty pickle jar. I decided to make it pretty and turn it into a beautiful spring centerpiece at a fraction of cost (using items I already had at home). If you are re-creating this, I promise it will not cost you too much!









I cleaned the drawer and the empty jar and removed the old drawer knob.









I had some old drawer knobs I screwed to the bottom to create ‘legs’ for my box,  and then painted the drawer using some chalk paint in mint colour.








I had some old drawer knobs I screwed to the bottom to create ‘legs’ for my box,  and then painted the drawer using some chalk paint in mint colour.







To add a little bit of extra chic to the centerpiece I put some decorative mouldings and distressed the box a little to create a lovely shabby chic look.  I then turned to the pickle jar.. I simply added a little hessian and lace ribbon around it, then glued a nice little embellishment using a hot glue gun.








Then I added some plants to some glass containers, put a few pebbles in the box to fill it up and my centerpiece was ready!








What do you think?








To see what the other bloggers did, visit the blog!

Suggested materials:

  • Chalk Paint   (DecoArt Chalk Paint)
  • Decorative Mouldings/Applique   (Amazon)
  • Embellishments   (Amazon)
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  • Betty Betty on Apr 19, 2017
    Why did you use chalk paint?

  • MC Cronin MC Cronin on Apr 19, 2017
    this is so beautiful. That chalk paint seems like a tool that every one just loves. Noe I am going to try this old drawer trick, need to find a place to get one. Thanks for the inspiration. Where do I get this paint ??

  • MC Cronin MC Cronin on Apr 19, 2017
    where do I find the Chalk paint and is their any difference in brands??

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