Painted Ceramic Houses

Painted Ceramic Houses

Turn thrift store decor into chic farmhouse holiday decorations with Americana Satin Enamels.

I found these ceramic houses at the thrift store for $2 each. They are actually salt and pepper shakers, which kind of makes me giggle because they are a little bulky for sprinkling seasonings on your food. 

Ceramic houses are something that I see often at thrift shops and flea markets. But often they are painted in dated colors. With Americana Decor Satin Enamels and a little DecoArt Glamour Dust, you can easily change these up into pretty holiday decor. 

Items needed:

  • Americana Decor Satin Enamels 8oz – Pure White
  • Glamour Dust 2oz – Glamour Dust Crystal
  • Paint Brush
  • Mini Ceramic Houses


First, you’ll want to clean them up and start by painting the entire structure with Americana Decor Satin Enamels in Pure White.

If your houses are glossy, it will likely take 3 solid coats of paint with extra drying time in between.

Before the last coat of paint is dry, sprinkle the glamour dust generously on the roof of the house. This is the most fun!

Allow the houses to dry completely before decorating with them.

Feel free to add a wreath or bottle brush tree as an accessory. You could also paint them in a matte color like Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint in Carbon Black or Relic. Or, you could finish these off with Americana Decor Varnish in Matte and skip the glitter. These variations would definitely add a farmhouse vibe to your ceramic finds that extends beyond the holiday season.

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