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Painted Antique Milk Jug

On one of my “treasure hunts” to ReStore, I discovered this old milk jug. It was the color of mud and extremely dirty, but I knew with a little paint it was a great find. So I brought it home, let it soak in CitraSolv for hours to clean it, primed it, then gave it a coat of white paint.

The result is light and airy. I put these black fronds I found at Pier 1 in it, and it looks perfect beside my fireplace.

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  1. Kelley @ says:

    The jug came out great! Good job fixing it up 🙂

  2. Renewed Upon a Dream says:

    I LOVE this! I've been on the lookout for some smaller versions of this to make into lamps, but haven't had any luck yet. The white matched with the black fronds looks amazing!

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