Ashley’s Shanty Rooster Pitcher turned Chic!

I am so over roosters. I did have them in my house once upon a time but those days are over and done. My house is now rooster free but I couldn’t pass up this rooster pitcher that I found on a Shanty Shopping Spree (yes this is a term we use often) with Whitney. I purchased it at Jo-Ann’s for $5.00 and some change. I liked the shape of the spout and the handle and I knew a little spray paint would turn this shanty pitcher chic! This lonely rooster has no idea her days are numbered…

Two coats of Krylon Ivory Satin spray paint (purchased at Wal-Mart for $2.00) and the rooster is just a memory….

Definitely an improvement but it is so boring….

A dry brush of Lamp (Ebony) Black over this cute #7 stencil I made with my Cricut might do the job…..

Cute but still missing something….

A finish-off with twine (also purchased at Wal-Mart – $4.00 for a huge spool) and that should do it! I wrapped the twine around the top about 6 times and tied a bow on the side! I just love the way my new shanty2chic pitcher looks and it was so cheap! As always ~ Enjoy!

I will be posting this at reinvented for Trash to Treasure Tuesday go check it out! Lot’s of great ideas there!
I will also be posting this for Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage!
I will also be posting this at DIY Thursday at A Soft Place to Land! Shanty2Chic~Ashley’s Rooster Pitcher Transformation
I will also be posting this at Hooked on Houses! Check it out! Great stuff to get hooked on!


  1. [email protected] on September 17, 2009 at 3:41 am

    There are some people who will crying when they see that you are "over roosters." Let them cry because I definitely like the new look better. SPray paint on!!!!

  2. Miss Mustard Seed on September 17, 2009 at 2:29 am

    Cute. What a difference!

  3. Phillips Phamily Mama on September 17, 2009 at 2:11 am

    How fun and "doable"! Love your style!

  4. Blue Creek Home on September 17, 2009 at 2:10 am

    I love pitcher 7! It's mighty cute.

  5. Embellished Bayou on September 17, 2009 at 1:32 am

    Looks fab! You would never know there is a country rooster hiding under there!

  6. Michelle on September 16, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Visiting from Reinvented. Super cute! Any particular reason for the 7? Just wondering if it had any significance.

  7. Sue on September 16, 2009 at 10:46 am

    What a nice little transformation. Guess you didn't participate in the recent rooster party, didja? LOL
    The addition of the stencil was cute, but the twine really set it over the top!
    🙂 Sue

  8. Its So Very Cheri on September 16, 2009 at 4:33 am

    So super cute. I love the number it just made the pitcher 10 times cuter.
    I am the next on the list between your 2 projects. I hope you'll come for a visit.

  9. Wendy on September 16, 2009 at 2:52 am

    That turned out really cute! The trim is the perfect touch 🙂

  10. Kimm at Reinvented on September 16, 2009 at 1:32 am

    That is so cute, what a transformation. Gotta love the spray paint.

  11. Sarah on September 16, 2009 at 12:57 am

    I'm a rooster fan, but have to say this is an improvement. Great job! ~ Sarah

  12. Room to Inspire on September 15, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Loving the new pitcher! Great before and after shots!


  13. a little bit vintage on September 15, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Great transformation! 😉


  14. Morning T on September 15, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Fabulous! I have twine wrapped around most of my vases now and I love it. Great job.

  15. [email protected] on September 15, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Great way to get rid of the rooster. I just did a post last week about things in our homes that should go and roosters were on the list. They are definitely a cock-a-doodle-don't.

  16. Kimmy @ my beautifully blessed life on September 15, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Lovely transformation!! I am SO with you on the rooster sentiments, can't stand the things!

  17. bec4 on September 15, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    I love it! I lost interest about 10 years ago in roosters and apples. I am sure I will want them again in about another 20 years!

  18. Caro's Thrifty Adventures on September 15, 2009 at 6:36 pm


    And.. I'm SO over roosters too! I had some in our first 2 appartments, but then about 11 years ago, I just wanted them LOL!

  19. [email protected] little creative outlet on September 15, 2009 at 6:22 pm


  20. Cara on September 15, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Looks fabulous! I need to just spray paint something, it's a little fear of mine that I need to get over, lol!


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