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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Painted Vase Upcycle

 
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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:
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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
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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! =)
 
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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!
 
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Now, I just have to find the perfect place to put it!
 
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5 SWEET COMMENTS::

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!
-Nikki
http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

Sara said...

Would love it if you would link this project up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/09/turquoise-lovin-3.html

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