Farmhouse Upcycling Ideas For The Home

Here we are again for the second Thrift Store Upcyle challenge of 2018.  I love these posts.  They are so fun.  This time I have some farmhouse upcycling ideas for the home.  One glass bottle and a cookie jar that I have painted and re-created into useful and fun decor items.

 

I love farmhouse upcyling ideas for the home. I find all sorts of small upcyling projects at garage sales and thrift stores. #upcyle #farmhouse #farmhousedecor #thriftstoreupcycle #repurposeit - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

Thrift Store Challenge

Each month we get together to show off our up-cycled, thrift store projects.  Thank you to Amanda from Domestically Creative for putting this together.  She makes it so easy for the rest of us!

 

The Rules:

  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
  • There’s no monthly theme.
  • There’s no budget to stick to.

Meet the Hosts

Amanda | Domestically Creative
Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela – Jeanie | Create and Babble
Molly | Just a Little Creativity – Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled
Marie | The Inspiration Vault – Michelle | Michelle James Designs
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications – Gail | Purple Hues and Me
Jennifer | Cookies Coffee and Crafts – Ann | Duct Tape and Denim
Michelle | Our Crafty Mom – Debra | Shoppe No. 5
Denise | My Thrifty House – Chelsea | Making Manzanita
Deborah | Salvage Sister & Mister – Habiba | Craftify My Love

Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home

Make sure you follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!

 

Farmhouse Upcycling Ideas For The Home

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Supplies needed for both projects

Americana Chalkboard Paint

Americana Chalky Finish For Glass Paint – Everlasting

Masking/Painters Tape

Foam Brushes

Chalkboard Pencil

Chalkboard Marker

Sanding Block

 

 

This month I went out to my garage and found two items I had purchased.  One was a cookie jar and the other is a cute Hormel glass bottle.  Here is the before photos.  They were full of garage dust.

 

I love farmhouse upcyling ideas for the home. I find all sorts of small upcyling projects at garage sales and thrift stores. #upcyle #farmhouse #farmhousedecor #thriftstoreupcycle #repurposeit - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

 

I love farmhouse upcyling ideas for the home. I find all sorts of small upcyling projects at garage sales and thrift stores. #upcyle #farmhouse #farmhousedecor #thriftstoreupcycle #repurposeit - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

 

This is a really easy project to make on a snowy weekend when there isn’t much else to do.  

I used DecorArt products.  First was the chalkboard paint and for the small bottle I used the chalky finish for glass and the white color is called Everlasting.  I love these products!

The Cookie Jar

I knew I wanted to hide the “cookies” part of this and chalkboard paint is always great for hiding the bad things.  You can see by this post that I have used this technique before. 

I taped off the area that I wanted to paint and used three coats of the chalkboard paint letting it dry for about an hour in between each coat.

 

I love farmhouse upcyling ideas for the home. I find all sorts of small upcyling projects at garage sales and thrift stores. #upcyle #farmhouse #farmhousedecor #thriftstoreupcycle #repurposeit - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

This was after one coat of the chalkboard paint.

 

I love farmhouse upcyling ideas for the home. I find all sorts of small upcyling projects at garage sales and thrift stores. #upcyle #farmhouse #farmhousedecor #thriftstoreupcycle #repurposeit - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

 

Then I used a chalkboard pencil to create my wording.   

 

 

I love farmhouse upcyling ideas for the home. I find all sorts of small upcyling projects at garage sales and thrift stores. #upcyle #farmhouse #farmhousedecor #thriftstoreupcycle #repurposeit - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

With a chalkboard marker, I fill it in.  Here is the final result!

 

I love farmhouse upcyling ideas for the home. I find all sorts of small upcyling projects at garage sales and thrift stores. #upcyle #farmhouse #farmhousedecor #thriftstoreupcycle #repurposeit - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

I think it turned out splendidly!  And it fits nicely into my kitchen decor.  Plus it is much bigger than our old utensil holder and we like having the extra room.

 

I love farmhouse upcyling ideas for the home. I find all sorts of small upcyling projects at garage sales and thrift stores. #upcyle #farmhouse #farmhousedecor #thriftstoreupcycle #repurposeit - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

 

The Glass Bottle

I loved this little bottle and I cannot remember where I got it.  I think it may have been given to me.  The chalky finish for glass was perfect for this because I wanted it to be white.  It is perfect with a little distressing too.  I followed the instructions for baking just so it would last a little longer and just in case I needed to wash it but it will be used mainly as a vase.

I painted three coats of the white (Everlasting) chalky finish paint.  This was after the first coat.

 

I love farmhouse upcyling ideas for the home. I find all sorts of small upcyling projects at garage sales and thrift stores. #upcyle #farmhouse #farmhousedecor #thriftstoreupcycle #repurposeit - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

But after two more coats and a bit of sanding it came out really cute.

 

I love farmhouse upcyling ideas for the home. I find all sorts of small upcyling projects at garage sales and thrift stores. #upcyle #farmhouse #farmhousedecor #thriftstoreupcycle #repurposeit - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

 

I love farmhouse upcyling ideas for the home. I find all sorts of small upcyling projects at garage sales and thrift stores. #upcyle #farmhouse #farmhousedecor #thriftstoreupcycle #repurposeit - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

I love both of my new home decor pieces.  I have had a lot of comments about the fun farmhouse scale next to the bottle.  It was so fun.  I would love you to head over and read about it too! 

I have other farmhouse upcycling ideas for the home too.  Check out my recipe book/table holder, these cute ceramic milk bottles, and this awesome farmer’s market sign.  All were upcycled from thrift store or garage sale items.  

This was another fun post for me.  I hope you liked it too.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

 

 

I love farmhouse upcyling ideas for the home. I find all sorts of small upcyling projects at garage sales and thrift stores. #upcyle #farmhouse #farmhousedecor #thriftstoreupcycle #repurposeit - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

And now for more thrifty goodness!

 

Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!


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