Thrift Store Farmhouse Swag Series!

Thrift Store Farmhouse Swag

This week, I have decided to create a fun series focused on some of my thrift store finds and how I transformed them into farmhouse lovelies.   I am a huge proponent of thrift stores.  I have found so many treasures there and have furnished my home with many items you would never know were thrifted.  So I have decided the next few post will be focused on some of the fun transformations I have created with these thrift store items.

Today’s feature is a set of canisters I found at my local thrift store.  They were…cough cough….4 dollars for all!  I could see the potential right away!  I ran to my local True Value store and bought up some white spray paint.   I really should have an endless supply of it.  When I got home, the first thing I did was give them all a good washing.

Use Lemon Oil to Clean

Scrub a dub dub, 4 canisters in a tub.

******TIP TIME!******Trying to get that sticky residue from store tags off your items, use Lemon Oil!  It takes it right off!  I recommend DoTerra brand oil, since it is what I use religiously.

Another use is to get spray paint off your fingers!  I am not the smartest and forget to put gloves on when I spray.  Lemon Oil will take it right off!

Now back to business…..

Since I was painting the whole canister white, I didn’t need to tape anything off.  BONUS.  I set all the canisters upside down on newspaper ready to be sprayed.  Here they all are done being painted.

Thrift Store Farmhouse Swag

Okay I lied, I did tape the lid handles, but I didn’t like them black so I painted them white too.

Farmhouse Swag

Once they had dried for a few hours I brought them in and sanded them slightly to add some character.  They still didn’t look finished, so I brought out my stencils.  I ended up stenciling Flour, Sugar, Coffee, and Tea on them.  Thrift Store Farmhouse SwagI love the names on the lids.  Such a cool touch.

Thrift Store Farmhouse Swag

And here they are all done!  I am super please with how they turned out!  With a can of spay paint and a stencil I was able to transform these dated canisters into an stylish set that any farmhouse fan would love.  I hope you do 🙂   I would love to hear from you!  Tell me what you think!



  1. I love what you did with these canisters! They’re so cute and country without being cheesy. Nice to meet you on the Weekend Retreat, and I just went a little crazy on your instagram!

  2. These are so cute! What a great upcycle! I’ll be pinning and sharing your post! Thank you for stopping by and linking up with us at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link!


  3. I love a good thrift store upcycle, and this sure is one! You’ve really made them look like they were made that way to begin with. Nice work!

  4. Thrifting is my favorite kind of shopping. I loved the vintage look of the canisters before but your makeover turned them into fabulous! Great job!

  5. Where did you get the stencils? Love this idea as I’m in the process of turning my Tuscan kitchen with reds and golds and browns into the lighter whites and grays. What a job ahead! But it is going to be so updated and so much lighter.

  6. I wish I could hire someone to take everything I already have and place it correctly in my home. Lol

    Love ylur blog…

  7. Currently working on my guest bathroom and everything so far has been thrufted. Was really excited by the little lamp I got. Turned out it is about a $250.00 lamp I got it for 5 woot woot. Thanks for sharing your ideas

  8. Your blog was wonderful. Gave me so many ideas on how I can turn, just about, everything into a farmhouse decker project, the way you did with these canisters. Thank you for the inspiration, and the details of how-to. They look terrific.

  9. What a genius idea! Love the canisters. Did you have stencils that already spelled out coffee/tea/sugar/flour or did you just use an alphabet stencil and make each word yourself? They’re so even it looks like you used a stencil that already spelled out the words. If so, can you tell me where you found it? Pinning this idea. Thanks for the inspiration!

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