How to add a stoneware look to thrifted glass vases and bottles using just paint.
I don’t know if you’ve noticed lately, but suddenly stoneware vases are everywhere. Last year, I first noticed them in some of the more high end designer home stores, and when I was wandering around Target last week, the shelves were stocked full of so many cute ones.
But if you have a bunch of old vases already in your stash or you happen to snag a few cheapos at the thrift store for a buck or two, this little project is a fun one for recycling them to fit the trend.
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- Recycled/thrifted vase(s) of your choice
- Spray primer
- Stone look spray paint (FYI it’s cheaper to buy in stores than online)
- Painter’s tape (optional)
- Craft paint in colors of your choice (optional)
This is definitely one of those only-do-this-project-if-you-have-most-of-the-materials-already kind. If you go out and buy a $10 vase, the spray primer, the spray paint, the craft paint, and the painter’s tape, you might as well go buy the real stoneware vase and call it done. 😉
What’s that saying? Why buy a $30 vase when you can make it for $200? Well, the supplies wouldn’t cost $200 but you get it, right? 😉
We luckily already had the primer, vase, tape, and craft paint.
I found this stone look spray paint a few weeks ago and was determined to try it out on something because it had a really cool texture.
1. So I dug up this plain glass vase and gave it a quick coat of spray primer.
2. Once it was dry, I gave it two coats of the stone look spray paint.
3. And once the spray paint was dry, I taped off the bottom with painter’s tape (it doesn’t have to be perfect since a lot of the stoneware vases have that earthy, imperfectly dipped look to them).
4. Then I just mixed up some light brown and light gray craft paint I had to paint the bottom of the vase.
Isn’t it cute?!
It’s a fun thrifty craft at least that I can’t wait to fill with colorful blooms when spring finally decides to arrive. (Please, please arrive!)
Next time I’m at the thrift store though, I’m totally scooping up more plain glass vases because I see them all the time. Adding that one to the always-buy-at-thrift-stores list for sure.
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