We’ve had a pretty tight budget most of our married life, so I have had to be very careful when I go grocery shopping to stay out of the home goods area of good ole Targjay. It’s so easy to get sucked into all of the gorgeous textiles, pretty lamps and picture frames and the always fun summery special lines of dinner/entertaining ware. I’ve learned to pretty much stay out of any of my favorite home stores for the good of our finances and my contentment. Things are starting to be a little less tight and on a recent trip to Targjay to buy a baby gift for my sister-in-law, I passed a clearance end cap and stopped to check it out. I found an assortment of discontinued red, metal pitchers. Obviously the one below is slightly different than the one I bought.
I picked up some trusty Rustoleum spray paint in an antique white color, with a satin finish. I chose not to sand the pitcher and didn’t use any primer. I sprayed two light coats to cover the red. I let it dry and then gave it a light sanding with a little more pressure in certain areas to lay a foundation for the distressing.