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Farmhouse Upcycling Ideas For The Home

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!

 

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sue

Saturday 10th of March 2018

I will be thinking of you on my next trip to Michaels as i often do when out shopping for craft projects.

Michelle

Saturday 10th of March 2018

I love Michaels. Be sure to get something great. These are easy peasy ideas.

Super cute, michelle! I love the glitter! It's so festive and fun. thanks for sharing this!

Monday 5th of March 2018

love them both, michelle! What a great idea and ever so farmhouse. I can't wait to try them out.

Michelle

Tuesday 6th of March 2018

Thank you Carolann! These were easy peasy. You should try the Chalky Finishes for Glass paint. It is awesome!

Chelsea @ Making Manzanita

Tuesday 27th of February 2018

These turned out SO CUTE!! I love it. I love that little scale you have next to it too!

Michelle

Wednesday 28th of February 2018

Hi Chelsea. I really need to put a link to the scale post. I love it too. I have it out all of the time. The bottle is fun too. LOL!

Kathy A

Tuesday 27th of February 2018

Now I know what to do with "Finds" that have no lids other than turning the writing towards the wall! Great idea! Wish I could find more great bottles!

Michelle

Wednesday 28th of February 2018

That is funny. I love to cover things up with chalkboard paint. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Angela @ simply beautiful by angela

Monday 26th of February 2018

I love the distressing on that jar--so pretty! And what a handy and fun way to cover up the wording on the Hormel jar :)

Michelle

Monday 26th of February 2018

Thank you Angela. I had fun with these. They were simple but effective!

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