Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thrifted Apothecary Jar Re-do

One day a few months ago, I ran into our local Goodwill just to browse and saw this little lady.  When I saw the price tag, I scooped her up quick.


Yep, $1.97!

 
Then I had to wait and wait for weather warm enough to spray paint.  I had several projects lined up to complete that I had collected over the winter months.  Finally it came one day in February - some of the other things I spraypainted that day can be found here and here.  I got out my Rustoleum Heirloom White and went to town.  Unfortunately, my first time spraypainting did not go as planned for this particular item.  The curves made it a little difficult, and apparently, people are serious when they say you have to let the paint dry in-between coats.  The result was a not so great paint job with lots of bumps and drips.  And then the weather turned cold again, so there was no fixing it.  Finally, one day recently it was warm enough to try again.  I sanded all the bumpies and was left with this...

 

For attempt number two, I was determined to take my time.  It took several more coats, but finally I had this....

 

and I love it!  Here is is lid-less, bringing a touch of spring to my dining room table...



Thrifted Apothecary Jar:  $1.97
Can of Spraypaint:  $2.99 (and I only used a partial can, so less!)
Total:  less than $5!


Click here to get some great inspiration from some of the parties I may have linked to!

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29 comments:

Nicole said...

What a GREAT idea!! I saw some really cute tulips at the Goodwill last night! LOL They'd go right in your vase! :) Thanks for linking up!

Tsa said...

What a wonderful idea -- and so simple:) Thanks for the post!

the cape on the corner said...

great find! you are really making it hard for me to stay away from my fave thrift store!

Allison said...

I love how this turned out! Great job and awesome find!

Jen said...

Oh so lovely! You definitely scooped up a great deal!

Jena @ Involving Color said...

Angie, I love how this turned out! I never would have guessed it was a thrift store redo. Great find! So glad I came across your blog. I'm a new follower.

Jennifer said...

What a great deal!! Turned out Lovely!! (=

Catherine said...

What a steal! :)

alison said...

great makeover...it looks like a totally different piece now!

blessings,

alison

Karen said...

That looks fabulous. Gotta love Goodwill!

Meri said...

Love it!!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

You did a great job! I love the white. A total transformation for sure!
www.itysbityspaperblog.com

Lauren - My Wonderfully Made said...

Well I am a lover of Goodwill as well! I was JUST in one today and 'scooped' up a few bargains of my own! This is so beautiful -- what kind of spray paint did you use on it?

Brandy J. said...

Honestly, I need to start going to thrift stores more often! This is beautiful.

Donna said...

I am addicted to thrift store shopping! What a great find and I love Heirloom white!

jenny collier said...

I tried the same thing and came up with same result -- dripping and bumps. I planned to toss my jars but your post gave me hope. I'm going to sand them down today and give it another shot.

Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Anna See said...

Super cute! I am CHOMPING at the bit for the weather to warm up. So many projects, so little time!

tale of many cities said...

L.O.V.E. :)

A Vintage Vine said...

Great deal....looks like something from PB or Ballards...love it!!! Visiting from SAS.

Heidi said...

That was a GREAT find. I wouldve done the same thing to it! Great minds think alike.

Thanks for sharing
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c.w.frosting said...

Beautiful! What would we do without spray paint?

-caroline
http://cwfrosting.blogspot.com

Natalie said...

I don't know how I missed this for 3 days but I love it! That is an awesome shape! And I've got a lot of learning to do with spray paint too!

Patti said...

great idea - love the result.
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Pink Owl Design said...

Super Cute and Fresh!
Love IT!!!

I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes said...

What a great find! It turned out BEAUTIFUL! I'd love for you to link it up @ I ♥ Nap Time.

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I actually like it after you sanded it, but it's very pretty white. Best of all, it can go in any room. Great find at Goodwill. I'm always envious of people who get great stuff there. My Goodwill sells broken junk at outrageous prices.

Ang @ Taking a Sunday Drive said...

I actually have that Apothocary jar, in yellow, that says Tea, just like the one that you bought! Only, I paid about $15 for it new at Marshalls about 5 years ago!! I think it's time for mine to be painted too!

Lisa said...

so completely adorable. i always stay away from buying glass stuff to spray paint - scared it won't work! but now i want to try!!

Chino & Milo's Thrifty Gems said...

Great idea! I always find apothecary jars but never get them because they have junk written all over them. Spray paint never ceases to amaze me.

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