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It’s time for another installment of the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! We think that this is probably the least expensive makeover/transformation we have ever done! We created a faux enamel soap dish from an Easter pail!
Once again we have teamed up with our talented blogger friends. You won’t believe the creativity this month – mind blowing!
- 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 | The Kolb Corner Erlene | My Pinterventures Kim | Made in a Day
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles Pili | Sweet Things
Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Marie | DIY Adulation Havalah | Sisters, What
Chelsea | Making Manzanita Ann | Duct Tape and Denim
Molly | Just a Little Creativity Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods Kimm | Reinvented
Kim | Farmhouse Made Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled Sara | Twelve on Main
Chelc | Inside the Fox Den Michelle | Our Crafty Mom Jeannee | Shepherds and Chardonnay
Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod Lora | Craftivity Designs
Ali | Home Crafts By Ali Denise | My Thrifty House Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home
Jeanie | Create & Babble Michelle | Michelle James Designs
Make sure you follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!
Let’s get started!
Being that the Easter holiday has just passed there were lots of donated items at the thrift store. This sweet Easter pail was only .05 cents…that’s right, just a nickel. We think this must have originally been from a dollar store.
We immediately knew what we wanted to create when we saw this pail. Antique enamel and enamelware items are very pricey – but we knew that this was the perfect piece to try and recreate the look.
- Metal Pail
- Glossy White Spray Paint
- Black Sharpie Marker
- Sticky Backed Letter Stencil
Using our favorite glossy white spray paint, we got to work.
After just two light coats of spray paint, we achieved the look that we wanted. Remember when using spray paint it is best to use a light hand. You don’t want to end up with any drips or bubbles.
Next, we decided that a black Sharpie marker was the best way to achieve the detail features of enamel.
The black marker was applied to the handle and to the rim of the top and bottom of the pail.
Next we used sticky-backed stencils to spell out “SOAP” on one side of the pail.
Again we used our trusty Sharpie to fill in the letters. Extra care was used to not have any bleed-through on the letters.
Look at how great this turned out!
We filled the pail with our favorite soaps. Do y’all remember when we made the scented bee soaps? We recently made a new batch to use as gifts.
Vintage apothecary jars are a favorite collectible of ours. We were super fortunate to purchase these several years ago while in London on a special vacation. They were purchased in Notting Hill at the Portobello Market.
The detailing on the lids is amazing!
Our faux enamel soap dish will look great in the guest bathroom.
Not bad for a .05 cent investment 🙂
Thanks so much for following along!
And now for more thrifty goodness!
Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!