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Happy Hump day! I am so happy half the week is gone because I have been painting like crazy all week and I am determined to finish before the weekend approaches… I need a vacation!
So, if you recall I started my monthly Look for Less Challenge in July where I created a dupe for a Pottery Barn mirror. And it was finally time to do the challenge for this month, but unfortunately because of the water leak that I mentioned in my last post, I was not able to do what I had originally intended… so I opted for another Pottery Barn dupe!
And while it was not planned, I totally love how they turned out.
So it all began when I saw these beauties online…
Well the vases were, but the price not so much… the smallest was $49 and the tallest was $79!!!!! What in the world!?
Yeah no, that was NOT going to happen…
So I remembered I had these not so lovely vases that I have been
hoarding saving for about 10 years now, and I thought it was the right time to give them a facelift. I also went ahead and decided to makeover my large vase in my last thrift store hall as well…
Ick, I know! These were so outdated, but they had a great shape… reason why I just could never let them go.
Also, remember you can always view the tutorial below as well…
So, I took them and gave them several coats of white spray paint.
I added painter’s tape and painted the bottom portion with Martha Stewart’s Vintage Decor Paint in Tilled Soil.
I gave it at least 2 coats. I even took a fan artist brush and add little strokes throughout to resemble clay poking through the paint.
Then afterwards, I used Americana Acrylic Paint (from Hobby Lobby) by DecoArt in the color Prussian Blue along with 2 stencils I also purchased there with my 40% coupons., to add a pattern throughout.
I did a round stencil for the round vase and as you can see they didn’t turn out perfect because of the shape of the vase. I tried spray adhesive, but the stencil still wouldn’t stick very well.
I didn’t mind the messy look though, since I was trying to make these look kinda antique and old.
I used the other stencil pattern on both the other vases since they were a set. I purchased these.
I basically eye-balled the pattern… and worked my way around the vase.
The square vases were perfect as is, but the round vase looked little empty so I took a light blue acrylic paint and used craft match sticks to add more freehand dots on and around the original stencil and I love the final look!
Since I already had the paint and the 2 square vases, I only needed the stencils. The round vase only cost me $5.95 so I was all in for 3 vases at $11!
These are great for bookshelves:
On a mantle:
Or by themselves in a vignette:
Tell me, which style is your favorite?
Here is a look at them side-by-side…
I think I did pretty good! Do you have any vases that need a makeover at home?
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Be back here very soon!