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?
Thrift Store Makeover: Hudson's Bay/Pendleton Edition
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.
- White ceramics (Thrift Store)
- Paint (Craft Store)
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Published February 24th, 2017 8:12 AM
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