Recently when shopping in Goodwill for a cute vase for fresh flowers, I spotted this cute light yellow pitcher. It was a pretty large pitcher and was marked $7.99. It seems to be old but I am not an antique expert so I am not sure. My guess it’s probably a reproduction but I loved the curves and style. Get in my cart now, you little cutie!
I was pleasantly suprised when I got up to the register and it was 50% off of this piece! Yay! Even better!
Although the butter yellow is cute, everything in my house is white and the yellow had to go. Out comes a can of white spraypaint.
I tipped it upside-down to spray the bottom first and started spraying. Always spray outside in a well-ventilated area. I found that this particular paint was leaving some small sand-like bumps which is probably from the primer in it. Uh-oh! I let it dry and took some find sandpaper and sanded off any little bumps that I saw.
I actually ended up trying another can of white paint (see below) that I had in the garage to finish it up without getting more bumps. This style of Rust-oleum seems to spray more evenly and easily so I should have just used it from the start.
The pitcher looks so fresh and white now and I will be able to use it as a vase and as a decor piece. It will not be used for beverages. I think it adds a bit more French style to my already “Frenchy” decor in my house and will be used year-round. It looks like a real ironstone piece (at least from a distance).
I plan to use the pitcher to hold fresh flowers, but it looks just as pretty just sitting next to the other white pieces I have in the dining room. I wish I had the room for a collection.
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