Thrift Store Ceramic Cherub Makeover

Give a dated thrift store ceramic cherub a chic makeover with this simple paint technique!

thrift store ceramic cherub figurine with a speckled gold finish holding a basket

I bought this figurine for a buck at a church tag sale a few years ago. I love the cherub, but not the speckled gold finish. I knew that I could make him look fabulous with a coat of paint!

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It’s time for the March edition of the Thrifty Style Team. This month, we’re all about thrift store makeovers! You’re going to love all of the creative upcycled projects from my blogger friends. The links to their projects is at the end of this post. Many thanks to our hostess, the lovely Julie from Redhead Can Decorate, for putting this fun blog hop together each month!

white paint, slick stick, cherub figurine, paintbrushes and spritzer bottle of water

All you’ll need for this project is Dixie Belle Slick Stick (or a similar product) and paint and painting supplies.

painting a ceramic figurine with slick stick

Start by painting the thrift store ceramic cherub figurine with Slick Stick and let it dry for 2 hours. This product is designed for slippery, hard to paint surfaces. I also used it on my Faux Pottery Barn Textured Clay Vase.

painting a thrift store ceramic cherub figurine with white paint

Next, paint the figurine with chalk, mineral or acrylic paint. I chose white paint because I wanted it to look like chalk ware. I have a similar chalk ware figurine that I used in my Valentine’s Day Nuptial Dinner Tablescape.

white painted thrift store ceramic cherub figurine holding a basket filled with fabric covered Easter eggs.

And that’s it! Fill the basket with seasonal items and the cherub is ready to star in a vignette. Since it’s almost Easter, I filled his basket with my DIY Fabric Covered Easter Eggs.

I hope you were inspired by my thrift store ceramic cherub makeover. These types of figurines are plentiful and inexpensive at thrift stores, so you’ll have no trouble finding some to make over!

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Now it’s time to check out the rest of the makeovers. Prepare to be shocked by the transformations!

  • Redhead Can Decorate – How to Create a Thrift Store Basket Wall Corner
  • Our Crafty Mom – How to Make a Vintage Tea Cup Planter
  • I Should Be Mopping the Floor – Cheese Dome Turned Seasonal Cloche
  • The How to Home – 10 Ideas for Decorating with Thrift Store Antique Bakeware
  • DIY Beautify – Easy Flowers From Mason Jar Lids
  • Songbird – Thrift Store Bunnies Makeover
  • Simple Nature Decor – Beautiful Decoupage Wall Art
  • Zucchini Sisters – Thrift Store Ceramic Cherub Makeover
  • Exquisitely Unremarkable – Vintage Wooden Candle Holder Makeover
  • A Life Unfolding – Ten Thrifting Tips and Tricks
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    1. Rebecca, you’re a little cherub is just adorable. What a bargain. I can’t believe that price. Thank you for the great tutorial. Happy spring.

    2. Oh my! I had a cherub just like this once…I use to fill it with water for the birds, lol. Looking back now it seems kind of silly. I like your idea much better, Rebecca! This little guy turned out beautiful!

    3. This is darling and I literally have all the supplies to do it…and I literally just saw a cherub bowl yesterday. Must return to that store! 😉

    4. Rebecca, your cherub turned out darling~

      Perfect for all the Spring vibes! Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂

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