Thrift Store Pitchers Makeover

Recreate Grandma's farmhouse with this budget-friendly upcycling project.

By: Michelle Franscella from
Updated March 06, 2023
Thrift Store Pitchers Makeover
Thrift Store Pitchers Makeover
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There is something so classic about a spotless white pitcher, but the price tag can be a real turn off. This Thrift Store Pitchers Makeover demonstrates how you can upcycle an affordable find into a great piece of rustic DIY home decor. Thrift store makeovers like this allow you to live in style without breaking the bank. This project looks like it came straight out of a department store catalog, but you can create it for a fraction of the price! Follow this simple DIY tutorial for some great upcycling tips. 

Estimated Cost$11-$20

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Primary TechniqueHome Decor


Materials List

  • Thrift Store Pitchers
  • Rust-Oleum Primer in White
  • Rust-Oleum Lauquer in White

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The farmhouse look is all over decorating show and seems to be used in many households and the older the piece is the better. That is where thrieft stores and yard sales and a lot of people forget Esate sales are the best places to find them at a good price. I like the white ones but the country blue is making a come back too. These old pitchers will even look nice in the middle of the table with some wildflowers cut fresh from your garden too. Just remember do not put no beverages in as paint is not safe.

Such a cute idea - love it! I'm always at thrift stores, too!

I love white in any object that I own and these Thrift Store Pitchers are no exception. I can imagine these pitchers no longer of use to the former owners and that is why they had to go. The saying "One man's thrash is another man's treasure" appropriately applies to this situation. Nevertheless, these pitchers have truly become treasures to another man or woman.

LI love to shop at thrift stores and I constantly see mis-matched dinnerware. This would be a wonderful way to make them match and really bring a sideboard together. I love country chic and this will give an elegant touch to my cupboards. Now I can't wait until my next trip to the local thrift shop.eave a comment...

I love the finish on these vases - right in the middle of gloss and matte. I would love to try this craft!

These are so clever. The stark white is so farm style, I love it. And now that I know the way to do it, and that it can be done I will hit the thrift shops. I have wanted to have pitchers and gravy dishes in a periwinkle blue. My mother had them back in the 50's. I can stop looking for them and just make my own. Thank you so much.

WHAT!?!?! You can spray pain ceramics!?!?! Who knew? I am in love with this idea. I pinned it as soon as I saw it. I am a pretty thrifty person, so the idea of getting a cheap and tacky pitcher and turning it into something beautiful and modern really appeals to me. It made me thing that maybe I could spray paint other objects like big ceramic ornaments or vases and make then look beautiful. I will be experimenting with this technique for sure!

Tried this craft? What did you think?

Wow these came out looking so classy and brand new! I'm going to have to try this.


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