Thursday, February 24, 2011

DIY French Style Jug





Things like this never, ever happen to me.  But, just this once...
I got lucky.  



And, it was a perfect fit, a match made in heaven, a pretend vintage french jug in the making.




All I had to do was water down some dark brown acrylic paint, coat the basket to give it some age... 




...and clean up the jug a little.




That's it.


How lucky was that?




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58 comments:

  1. A marriage made in heaven... don't you just love when things work out like that. Looks fabulous... great job. Love the vignette too.

    Hugs, Deb

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  2. Love it!! Will have to dig around in my collections downstairs and see if I can do something similar!

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  3. Very lucky indeed! The jug looks wonderful inside the basket and the vignette is simply MARVELOUS! Love your plates!

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  4. Very lucky! How fun to go "shopping" so close to home. :)

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  5. Lindy,
    Thanks for this cute idea...I have the basket and the jug...so I'm off to put them together:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  6. Great idea I need to find a jug and basket. I love the look!

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  7. Do you have something to tell us Lindy? That looks like an old moonshine jug. Just kidding!

    I saw the jug and it reminded me of those old tv shows where the menfolk would bury their moonshine in the backyard so the women wouldn't get after them. Apparently, I need to watch more current tv shows!

    You are very creative to put them together and the entire vignette works nicely together.

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  8. That is wayyyyy toooo coooool! I love it when a plan comes together like that, don't you? Brilliant Lindy!

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  9. Isn't it exciting when something is so perfect.
    really cute...Hugs, Amy

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  10. Lucky you! Isn't it great when things work out so easily!!

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  11. You are lucky indeed and they look awesome together!

    Have a wonderful day,
    Gail

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  12. No fair! You have all the luck, Lindy ;).

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  13. WOW how lucky you were indeed!! It looks perfect, Martina

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  14. I think it is not luck, but talent and the watchful eye of the creative person that puts these lovely things together!! YOU are truly creative, my dear!

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  15. Just joined blogger so I can follow your page! I LOVE it!

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  16. What a wonderful idea. It looks like the real thing. ~~Sherry~~

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  17. I collect brown transferware as well- have a whole china cabinet full! The set I have the most of is the same as the plate in your photos on the bottom right- Johnson Bros. "Dover Brown"- love it!

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  18. Very lucky!! How cute is that! Vanna

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  19. Wow, I love that look! A friend found a jug like that for me, and this is what I did with it:
    http://anotherwomack.blogspot.com/2011/02/pottery-barn-inspired-life.html
    I think we both accomplished a fabulous Pottery Barn look! :)

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  20. How lucky!! It looks great! just like a French antique!
    I also stopped by to say thank you for adding me to your blogroll!
    Lisa

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  21. How fortunate you were...a match made in heaven. They look great together.(-:

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  22. It is really a great find. The touch of the new color on the basket works really well! Its got that vintage charm effect, well done.

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  23. I LOVE it. What a huge blessing they fit so perfectly together. It's really a gorgeous piece now.

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  24. I love this, I have a jug like that somewhere in my stash so I just need to check the good will for a basket that will work. Wonderful idea!!!

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  25. wow, a perfect match, indeed. love it!

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  26. I LOVE that!! What a great pair!! I love how you used paint to darken the basket--good thinking!

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  27. Very clever and charming. I just might have to copy that if I ever find the right basket & jug. lol!
    CAS

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  28. Great finds, I love the fan too. You are very lucky to score these.

    Visiting via the weekend wrap up.

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  29. Ooh! That is lucky! Don't you love it when that happens?!

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  30. LUCKY! Come be lucky at my house!

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  31. Nicely done! They turned out wonderful! Enjoy the beautiful weekend, Kellie xx

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  32. Very creative!
    www.dashing-home.blogspot.com

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  33. This turned out really cute! Great match...made in heaven!

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  34. That is lucky! Don't you love it when you find things that just work together? It looks cute in that vignette, too!

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  35. Lindy this is so clever. It's always nice when you work with what you've got, and I love that you finished the basket. A wonderful idea, and project. xoxo tami

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  36. Very cool! I would have never thought to marry the two together, but it works so well. Now I'll be looking for round baskets every where I go!

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  37. Such a pretty vignette! Love that bag/basket thing! What a neat idea to team it up with that bottle.

    Donna

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  38. Great idea! Looks like they were meant to meet! ;-) I love your brown transferware on the walls too...looks so pretty against the green.

    Nancy

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  39. What a fun idea! Nice job. The aging of the basket... very clever ;-} ~ osc

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  40. Visiting from Under the Table and Dreaming. Love your idea--love your plates!

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  41. I love your fan and transferware. Nice fit with the jug and basket!
    Dropping by from Met Monday, with a post on repurposed shelving.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  42. Okay now I am going to have to be on the lookout for baskets like that!! I have the jugs already! Thanks for the great idea!!

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  43. I am addicted to that basket. What texture. The whole ensemble is really sweet!! I would love it if you would link this up to my blog party, A Marvelous Mess!! One project from each party will be featured on my sidebar for a week!! Here is the link:
    http://marvelouslymessy.blogspot.com/2011/02/marvelous-mess-2.html

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  44. Lindy this is marvelous - it turned out fantastic! Love it!!!
    kathy

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  45. Lindy that basket is lovely.. I love what you did with it.

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  46. What a great basket. It looks amazing.
    Don't forget to join me for More The Merrier Monday and link up all of your great projects.


    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

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  47. Lucky you! What a fabulous find.

    melissa

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  48. Fantastic find and ideas! Thanks for linking up to "Amaze Me Monday". Could this be another featured post?!?!? Great job!

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  49. It was a match made in heaven, for sure! lol! Love that that jug fit in that basket so perfectly! I never would'ave dared to try to paint the basket, but now I won't hesitate to give it a try next time!! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  50. Some girls have all the luck! ;)

    Love it!

    Thanks so much for sharing in the DIY Project Parade, Lindy! Have a wonderful week!

    Roeshel

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  51. LOVE the jug! You lucky duck! That looks great!!

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