I took part in a thrift store swap with my fellow DIY bloggers to create some inspiring pieces. You can read the whole story on the blog (if you wish), but I had to upcycle two items – an old drawer and an empty pickle jar. I decided to make it pretty and turn it into a beautiful spring centerpiece at a fraction of cost (using items I already had at home). If you are re-creating this, I promise it will not cost you too much!

 

 

 

 

Time: 1 Days Cost: $10-15 Difficulty: Easy

 

diy spring centerpiece made from an old drawer and pickle jar
I cleaned the drawer and the empty jar and removed the old drawer knob.
I had some old drawer knobs I screwed to the bottom to create ‘legs’ for my box,  and then painted the drawer using some chalk paint in mint colour.

 

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I had some old drawer knobs I screwed to the bottom to create ‘legs’ for my box,  and then painted the drawer using some chalk paint in mint colour.

 

diy spring centerpiece made from an old drawer and pickle jar
To add a little bit of extra chic to the centerpiece I put some decorative mouldings and distressed the box a little to create a lovely shabby chic look.  I then turned to the pickle jar.. I simply added a little hessian and lace ribbon around it, then glued a nice little embellishment using a hot glue gun.

 

diy spring centerpiece made from an old drawer and pickle jar
Then I added some plants to some glass containers, put a few pebbles in the box to fill it up and my centerpiece was ready!

 

diy spring centerpiece made from an old drawer and pickle jar
What do you think?

 

diy spring centerpiece made from an old drawer and pickle jar
To see what the other bloggers did, visit the blog!

Materials I used for this project:

Chalk Paint   (DecoArt Chalk Paint)

Decorative Mouldings/Applique   (Amazon)

Embellishments   (Amazon)

Lace Ribbon   (Amazon)

Hessian Ribbon   (Amazon)

Pebbles   (Beach (free))

To see more: http://fromevijawithlove.com/2017/03/31/thrift-store-swap-drawer-spring-centerpiece/