Monday

Thrift Store Finds Pottery

I love to find things that I can remake into treasures, so I thought I would do a weekly post on some projects I have completed.
I have seen pottery that I like and then notice that it has decorative painting on it. Don't worry it's not permanent! So after a warm soapy soak and a little elbow grease with a scouring pad, viola, much better. I have gotten several pieces like this.




 XoXo
Michelle / Simple Pleasures

14 comments:

Shirlee said...

Thanks for the tip Michelle!

Lori @ applegrovetreasures said...

Michelle is that really all it takes to remove that decorative painting!? To think, all of the pieces I have passed up....thanks so much for the tip :)

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Thanks for the tip! I too, have passed up pieces because of the decorative painting wasn't my style!

Anonymous said...

Hi Michelle. I just LOVE your blog and all of your decorating. I just relocated from Colorado to Hinckley, IL and was wondering if you can tell me where some great primitive style shops are and where all the good garage saling is. Thanks and I really enjoy seeing how you make all of your pieces fit into your beautiful home!

NanaDiana said...

Wow! Who knew you could get that off like that? LOVE your "new" bowl. xo Diana

ps. Just so you know I will try and get your book out later this week...crazy around here right now. xo Diana

Cindi said...

What an awesome idea! I had no idea you could easily get the painting off. Love the NEW bowl!
Have a great day!
Be blessed
Cindi

Never So Simple said...

Thanks for the tip. Love the bowl.

Donna

The Gingerbread Gem said...

Wow I can't believe it's that easy. TFS

Goedele

Kendra said...

Who in their right mind would have painted one of those bowl in the first place?! I see the little crocks quite often and have passed them up because they are painted...never again! Thanks!

See you soon :)

Kendra

bettyj said...

Well, I am surprised! I will be on the look out for bowls now. Thank you so much.Just never would have thought it would come off.

frontporchprims said...

I didn't know you could take that stuff off!!! Your new bowl is perfect now. Good job. -Steph-

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

What a great idea to do for the holidays or for a party!! Love it!!

Angie Berry said...

=] I'm so VERY glad you are back to blogging, Michelle!! I recall this trick from before, don't I? I'm pretty sure I remember it.

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Oh my I would never have thought the paint would come off but I guess if it's Acrylic paint it would loosen up a bit after a good soak.

I bought a Pewter creamer/sugar a couple years ago at a craft show and it had a snowman scene painted on it...YIKES...on Pewter!! But I loved the shape and patina of the Pewter so I bought it with the idea of doing what you did was afraid to try it. Guess I will....thanks for the tips.

Your bowl is beautiful now!

Karen