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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Painted Vase Upcycle

On a whim, I recently purchased some new curtains that do not go with the rest of my color scheme.   I usually decorate in reds and earth tones so I’ve been slowly crating items that blend my aqua curtains with the rest of my living room.  Here are the curtains I bought:
With my hubby, you have to make changes slowly or he freaks out!  So, no full out redecorating for me….I replace things over time as to not alert the hubby!  {Good thing he doesn’t read my blog, or he’d know my little secret! =) }
You’ll need:
**  Old vase
**  Spray Primer
**Spray Paint
** Spray sealant
Awhile back my amazing parents sent me flowers.  I’ve been saving the vase ever since because I knew it would make an amazing upcycle.
To start out, make sure your vase is clean and dry.  Using a spray primer cover your entire vase.   {I’m partial to Zinsser 1-2-3 Bulls Eye Primer because it sticks to EVERYTHING!}.  Let it dry for several hours.
Once your primer is dry, coat the entire vase with the color of your choice.  Since I’m trying to add some “curtain matching colors” into my house, I chose aqua.
Our local hardware store did not have the aqua colored spray paint in a gloss finish, so I finished off my project with a clear gloss.
And, to my surprise, the clear gloss added a sort of crackling texture to the vase.  Love it!  I’m not sure why it happened, because it only happened in some places, but I’m digging it! =)
Finally, I added some white vinyl to the front of my vase using the following fonts:  Arial and Freestyle Script.  I love how it turned out and especially love that unexpected crackle!
Now, I just have to find the perfect place to put it!


Ashley said...

I like the color of blue!!!! thanks for sharing:)

Seaweed and Raine said...

That's cool. Love the quote. It seems there are a lot of people out there using vinyl. I'd not heard of it till this year.

Katie said...

I have so many glass vases/jars/etc. that are just sitting in my closet. It never occurred to me to pull out my Bulls Eye 123 and paint it. Great idea... I think I will be spraypainting in the very near future :)

Chef in Training said...

LOVE it! I want to do one for my home! Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again tomorrow with more great projects!

Sara said...

Would love it if you would link this project up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!!

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