Transforming Treasures ………..with Paint

I stop into my local Thrift Stores frequently…you never know what treasures await! The thrill of the hunt, so to speak! On one of my latest stops, I spied this tureen. I didn’t care for the flowers on it, but the shape of it was so pretty! And for $2.00, it had to come home with me!

$2.00 Tureen

I have transformed many many things, with paint…. vases, chairs, tables, even my kettle!, so I knew that this beautiful piece would be made even more beautiful with a bit of spray paint! Many people have shook their heads, and are afraid to paint certain things. My motto has always been..”.The world isn’t going to stop turning if you want to paint something!”

I used Rustoleum Chalked spray paint. I have used this particular paint before and loved it! I chose Chiffon Cream.

Rustoleum Spray Paint

It was a nice day, so I took my tureen outside to spray it. It only took 2 coats and it was transformed!

All ready for Paint!

I am so happy with how it looks now! I plopped a baby tears plant in it for now. This could be filled with bath bombs by a tub, cutlery at a wedding shower, rolled up washcloths by a bathroom sink, decorative soaps….it may make an appearance next Easter holding a nest and eggs!

So don’t overlook items because they have a weird design, or a colour that really isn’t your style. Look at the shape! Thank you so much for stopping by! Get transforming those treasures!

All it takes is Paint!

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  1. Sandra Witt says:

    Awesome article!!

    1. Tracey says:

      Thank you so much Sandra!!! xo

  2. Stacey says:

    Such a smart idea!! I would have walked by even though the shape is so pretty. Glad you caught it when you did.

    I just transformed a tray that has been in my stash for years. Just used a little Annie Sloan Pure White that was also in the stash. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Tracey says:

      Thank you Stacey!!! Ya, we have to look at things differently! I bet your tray is lovely!! Its great to have a stash!! haha

  3. That is amazing Tracey!!

    1. Tracey says:

      Oh Thank you sweet Colleen!!! xo

  4. Barbara H. says:

    I didn’t know Rustoleum made chalked spray paint! Thanks for showing the picture of the can, too. Your tureen looks great – classic lines.

    1. Tracey says:

      It’s so easy to use Barb! And I love the look! I so appreciate you stopping by! xo

  5. Ok you gave it new life…and only $2?! It turned out so good! You scored! Plus I love your motto!!!!

    1. Tracey says:

      Thank you sweet Kelly!! Haha, sometimes people get bent out of shape about painting things! I so appreciate you stopping by! xoxo

  6. Brenda says:

    This is a fabulous idea. That was a great find. I did a screenshot of the can of spray paint so I can look for it. I do a lot of thrift shopping too. Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Tracey says:

      Yay! you are so welcome Brenda! Thank you! Happy Thrifting!!

  7. Tami Martin says:

    So beautiful ! I just love seeing notice in my inbox that you have something new to see here. This is absolutely beautiful, and there is such a wholesome and true tone to all that you do. Thank you for sharing your talents.

    1. Tracey says:

      Oh Tami! Thank you so much! You have just made my day!!!! xoxoxo

  8. Lisa B says:

    Such a beautiful transformation! Love it! Chalk paint is amazing! :o)

    1. Tracey says:

      Thank you Lisa!! Isn’t it something what paint can do! Thanks for stopping by sweet girl! xo

      1. Lisa B says:

        Yes! Paint is like magic, and it’s budget friendly! :o)

        1. Tracey says:


  9. Ann @rekindledsigns says:

    Never would have dreamed of painting that piece!! Wow!! Canโ€™t believe the transformation!!

    1. Tracey says:

      Oh Thank you Ann!! Isn’t it something what paint can do?? Thank you so much for stopping by!! xoxo

  10. Marg KrienseLokker says:

    Beautiful !

    1. Tracey says:

      Thank you Marg! xoxo

  11. This is brilliant!!! Iโ€™m totally going to transform a tureen that I have!! Yours turned out amazing!!!

    1. Tracey says:

      Thank you Emily!! You are just the best xoxo

  12. Kim R says:

    Love thrift shopping finds like this! It’s so pretty and that spray chalk paint is the best!

    1. Tracey says:

      Yes! Isn’t it great finding a treasure to transform? You just never know what you are going to find! I think that’s part of the fun! Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy Thrifting!

  13. Aunt Barb says:

    You have such a gift.. Honestly.. Take a back seat Martha Stewart!,

    1. Tracey says:

      Thank you Aunt Barb! I can always count on you to boost me up! xoxo

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    1. Tracey says:

      Thank you so much for stopping by and your comments! I actually share more on my Instagram…stories etc. Just getting started on the blog. Hope you have a great day!

  15. somehow i have missed some of your blog posts… i have been revisiting and rereading them lately! I love this one!

    1. Tracey says:

      Awe thanks Kim ๐Ÿ˜˜

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