White pitchers are the in-thing for Farmhouse decor! I mean, don’t even think about decorating in Farmhouse style without throwing (not literally, ’cause they’d break) a pitcher or two in somewhere.
The problem is when something gets popular, it also gets pricey! I don’t like paying a lot of money for something that may eventually go out of style (but I hope they don’t because I think they’re really pretty)!
So what to do? Hit the thrift store of course and buy some cheap pitchers for a pitchers makeover! 🙂
I bought these at the local thrift store for $2 each. They both had a nice shape to them, but the artwork on them is outdated.
I wanted to paint the bottoms of the pitchers, so I flipped them upside-down and propped them up with spray cans.
I did a coat of primer and a coat of lacquer, allowing it to dry thoroughly each coat. I let mine dry overnight between coats, but I don’t think that’s necessary; as long as they are not in the cold, a couple of hours should be enough. I would let them dry overnight after the last coat before you use them.
The primer sprayed on a little rough, but it smoothed out nicely with the lacquer coat.
I flipped the pitchers over and repeated the process around the top of the pitchers, touching up anything that needed it everywhere else but taking care not to over-spray.
I think they came out really nice! They mix in well with my white gravy bowls.
They definitely add a nice Farmhouse touch to my entryway sideboard.
I only painted them a couple inches down on the inside, so I can use them as a vase for cut flowers. They are not safe for using as a beverage pitcher.
To clean, I simply either dust them or wipe them off with a damp cloth and pat dry. I would not soak them in water or use any abrasive materials to clean these because I’m sure the paint would come right off if I did.
I’m so stoked I was able to upcycle these pitchers to fit in the current Farmhouse style without spending a lot of cash! And I still have enough spray paint left over to do 2-3 more of these beauties! Whoo-hoo! 🙂
I hope you enjoyed my pitchers makeover tutorial! Please let me know what you think or if you have any questions in the comments section below!