HOW TO GIVE YOUR OUTDATED VASES A FACE-LIFT
Have you noticed that vases are “in” right now? It’s true! I’m seeing vases everywhere and I’m kinda loving this trend. Back in August I shared the top 10 home decor trends that I’m seeing everywhere and vases definitely made the list. Retail stores are stocking their shelves to the brim with unique vases of all styles, shapes, and sizes!
Fortunately I’m a bit of a hoarder when it comes to vases and I’ve managed to collect a bunch over the years. Unfortunately a lot of those vases have been stashed away for so long that they’re now pretty outdated. The good news is that there’s an easy way to give those outdated vases a little face-lift.
P.S. if you’re not a vase hoarder and you don’t have 20 vases sitting in your closet, head to your local thrift store. They have tons of vases with potential for 1/4 of the price at retail stores! Overlook the ugly colors and find ones that have a unique curve or shape. In fact, all 3 of the vases I’m updating in today’s post are from Goodwill!
Once you’ve got an outdated vase in hand, you can get started!
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
Before starting, clean your vase and let it dry completely. Once dry, apply an even coat of Zinsser spray primer over everything. This primer sticks to pretty much anything and creates a better surface for your paint to adhere to. Allow the primer to dry according to label instructions (about 30 minutes).
STEP 2 - LIGHTLY SAND (OPTIONAL)
Once the primer is completely dry, check to see if your vase feels smooth. If it feels rough to the touch, use a fine grit sanding block and lightly sand the primer until it feels smooth. Wipe the vase clean with a dry cloth.
STEP 3 - PAINT THE VASE
Using Rustoleum spray paint in the color of your choice, start painting your vase. (As you can see I chose classic colors - black & white) You may need to spray on several coats depending on the color you’ve chosen. Allow to dry completely between coats. After your final coat, let your vase cure for at least 24 hours before normal use.
The finished look!
To apply the textured finish, I sprayed a coat of white primer over the vase, a coat of white satin paint, and then I sprayed on the textured finish. I should note that the base color you pick (in my case white) will be your primary color that shows through the texture. The textured spray does have a slight tan color to it but the paint color underneath will show through.
Love the subtle speckle and the natural texture!
I’d love to see how you update your outdated vases! Share your before and after pictures with me on Instagram @nadine_stay.
By the way, if you struggle with spray painting or if you have a hard time getting a flawless finish without drips, I’ve got a detailed tutorial explaining what you might be doing wrong and what you should do instead so you can spray paint like the professionals. Check out the tutorial here!
Until next time,
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