Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Ashley's Shanty Rooster Pitcher turned Chic!

I am so over roosters. I did have them in my house once upon a time but those days are over and done. My house is now rooster free but I couldn’t pass up this rooster pitcher that I found on a Shanty Shopping Spree (yes this is a term we use often) with Whitney. I purchased it at Jo-Ann’s for $5.00 and some change. I liked the shape of the spout and the handle and I knew a little spray paint would turn this shanty pitcher chic! This lonely rooster has no idea her days are numbered...



Two coats of Krylon Ivory Satin spray paint (purchased at Wal-Mart for $2.00) and the rooster is just a memory....





Definitely an improvement but it is so boring....





A dry brush of Lamp (Ebony) Black over this cute #7 stencil I made with my Cricut might do the job.....



Cute but still missing something....






A finish-off with twine (also purchased at Wal-Mart - $4.00 for a huge spool) and that should do it! I wrapped the twine around the top about 6 times and tied a bow on the side! I just love the way my new shanty2chic pitcher looks and it was so cheap! As always ~ Enjoy!





I will be posting this at reinvented for Trash to Treasure Tuesday go check it out! Lot's of great ideas there! http://www.reinventedkb.com/2009/09/pumpkins-rising.html
I will also be posting this for Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage!
I will also be posting this at DIY Thursday at A Soft Place to Land! Shanty2Chic~Ashley's Rooster Pitcher Transformation
I will also be posting this at Hooked on Houses! Check it out! Great stuff to get hooked on! http://hookedonhouses.net/2009/09/17/hooked-on-painted-doors/

34 comments:

Cara said...

Looks fabulous! I need to just spray paint something, it's a little fear of mine that I need to get over, lol!

Blessings,
Cara

emry@my little creative outlet said...

perfect.

Caro's Thrifty Adventures said...

ADORABLE!!

And.. I'm SO over roosters too! I had some in our first 2 appartments, but then about 11 years ago, I just wanted them out.of.my.sight LOL!

bec4 said...

I love it! I lost interest about 10 years ago in roosters and apples. I am sure I will want them again in about another 20 years!

Kimmy @ my beautifully blessed life said...

Lovely transformation!! I am SO with you on the rooster sentiments, can't stand the things!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Great way to get rid of the rooster. I just did a post last week about things in our homes that should go and roosters were on the list. They are definitely a cock-a-doodle-don't.

Morning T said...

Fabulous! I have twine wrapped around most of my vases now and I love it. Great job.

a little bit vintage said...

Great transformation! ;)

Smiles,
Rachel

Room to Inspire said...

Loving the new pitcher! Great before and after shots!

Chelsea

Sarah said...

I'm a rooster fan, but have to say this is an improvement. Great job! ~ Sarah

Kimm at Reinvented said...

That is so cute, what a transformation. Gotta love the spray paint.

Wendy said...

That turned out really cute! The trim is the perfect touch :)

Its So Very Cheri said...

So super cute. I love the number it just made the pitcher 10 times cuter.
I am the next on the list between your 2 projects. I hope you'll come for a visit.
Cheri

Sue said...

What a nice little transformation. Guess you didn't participate in the recent rooster party, didja? LOL
The addition of the stencil was cute, but the twine really set it over the top!
:-) Sue

Michelle said...

Visiting from Reinvented. Super cute! Any particular reason for the 7? Just wondering if it had any significance.

Embellished Bayou said...

Looks fab! You would never know there is a country rooster hiding under there!

Blue Creek Home said...

I love pitcher 7! It's mighty cute.
Rhonda

Phillips Phamily Mama said...

How fun and "doable"! Love your style!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Cute. What a difference!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

There are some people who will crying when they see that you are "over roosters." Let them cry because I definitely like the new look better. SPray paint on!!!!

Alyssa Barnett said...

This looks fantastic! I love your idea...

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Holey numbers! First I liked it just white thinking how cute the shape was, then I LOVED the number, and then I proceeded to DIE when I saw the twine. I'm fried.

Brain is popping. Must number stuff.. NOW. So cute! Thanks for that kick of wild inspiration!

Donna

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Cute!!! I can't bring myself to junk the roosters. I have only a couple of them, and to be honest, I wasn't all that crazy about them to begin with. Maybe I should take the plunge...just not sure what to replace them with.

Nancy said...

Very cool! It looks so much better now!!

Nancy

Robin said...

Oh I love this. Great job.

Rambling Girl said...

Love my roosters but I just started collecting them for my kitchen...Hey but I love what you did to the pitcher...I know the rooster will grow old on me soon also but the new looks out here are starting to make say wowza...love it!

Lisa said...

Very cute! Does the "7" have any significance?

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Love it!

oh amanda said...

Love it! I guess I need some spray paint. I'm too nervous to paint over anything---I guess I need to be adventurous! :)

Maryann ~ Domestically-Speaking said...

Gorgeous! I've been spraying paint those items that "just aren't my style anymore" too. Love the twine at the top - it just adds that extra little something.

Whitney said...

Such a nice change. Very cute!

The McCrays said...

That looks great! I love how chic it is! :)

Porch Days said...

Am impressive transformation. I have never been one to spray paint things but these blogs have lots of make overs done with spray paint. I may have to try it!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Very nice touch. Lots of gals say they can't live without their Circut. I have got to check out this gadget.
It's so nice to meet you.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

 
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