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DIY Stoneware from a Thrifted Vase

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.

How to add a stoneware look to thrifted glass vases and bottles using just paint. #stoneware #diystoneware #stonewarevase

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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. 😉

How to add a stoneware look to thrifted glass vases and bottles using just paint. #stoneware #diystoneware #stonewarevase

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.

How to add a stoneware look to thrifted glass vases and bottles using just paint. #stoneware #diystoneware #stonewarevase

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.

The Steps:

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.

How to add a stoneware look to thrifted glass vases and bottles using just paint. #stoneware #diystoneware #stonewarevase

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).

How to add a stoneware look to thrifted glass vases and bottles using just paint. #stoneware #diystoneware #stonewarevase

4. Then I just mixed up some light brown and light gray craft paint I had to paint the bottom of the vase.

How to add a stoneware look to thrifted glass vases and bottles using just paint. #stoneware #diystoneware #stonewarevase

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!)

How to add a stoneware look to thrifted glass vases and bottles using just paint. #stoneware #diystoneware #stonewarevase

How to add a stoneware look to thrifted glass vases and bottles using just paint. #stoneware #diystoneware #stonewarevase

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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How to add a stoneware look to thrifted glass vases and bottles using just paint. #stoneware #diystoneware #stonewarevase

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32 Comments

  1. My husband (yes, your father) won some “Major Awards” from work back in the 90’s in the form of crystal (?) vases. They have his name and the company logo on them. He no longer works for that company so I am thinking they will be getting a makeover in the spring. do you think brush on primer will do just as well? That’s what I have on hand and would only need to buy the textured paint. Great job, Love you!

  2. Good Evening Lauren,
    I’m using Safari and I don’t seem to have any problems with any other sites as far as photos not showing up. Seems to be running fine with other sites/blogs/You Tube, etc. I’ve tried several times the last two days and at different times to access the photos, but to no avail. I will try again tomorrow.

    1. Donna, this is just so weird. I have no idea what to do as others and myself are able to see the whole post. I hope it works itself out for you. I wish I could help. So sorry!!

  3. Such a great idea to use an inexpensive glass vase for this projects. I’m thinking of all the generic florist vases I have received pretty arrangements in. I do have a question about the stone texture paint. I have tried to use it for several projects and the spray can always clogs right in the middle of the job. What is the trick to using it successfully?

    1. So odd! Can you tell me what browser you’re using? I’ve had a few people tell me they can’t see the photos today, so trying to see if I have a site glitch from a certain browser.

  4. Hi Lauren! Great idea! I tried to pin it but it wouldn’t let me? Have a great weekend and try and get some sleep with that new baby! ?

    1. The Pin button can be tricky. I will check it out to make sure. But, you usually have to click right where it says “Pinterest” once you hover over the picture.

  5. There isn’t any pictures in the email nor on this site of your stoneware vases. I was so looking forward to seeing them.

    1. Hi, Donna! I am so sorry you are having trouble. I have checked the site. Everything seems to be working on my end. Maybe allow your web browser to fully load before clicking to scroll. Sometimes the site can get caught up if it is not fully loaded. Let me know if you continue to have trouble. However, it is working.

  6. Thank you! You don’t how many time I get discouraged doing a DIY because you have to got out and buy $$$$ on supplies…so I ended buying whatever because of that. Please if you can, do more of these! Thanks again

    1. OOOOPS!! I hate that you are having trouble. I have checked on my end and the pictures are loading. Maybe let the site fully load before scrolling. Sometimes the site will get backed up if it does not fully load first. I hope you are able to see the pictures when you try again.

  7. Love this idea! Ever since I saw your post about using the concrete paint on the toy plastic horse, I have been wanting to try using textured paint, and actually bought a can in spray version that resembles stone. I love spray painting (other than the smell and having to wear goggles and a mask, and overspray!), as it is such a great way to transform out of date items inexpensively. I have updated several shiny brass light fixtures wth spray paint, and many metal decor items for my home and yard.

  8. I’ve used that stone spray paint to paint large outdoor foam and plastic plant pots. Makes them look expensive and like stone.

  9. Omgggggg why didn’t I know to
    do this already?!? My husband is gonna have to put his foot down to stop me from making vases! ??I have sooo many glass vases that are gonna get a make over! Here goes nothing!!! Thank you!!

  10. This looks like the perfect way to transform the three turquoise glass candle towers I have in the living room. Thanks!

  11. This is really cute, and clear glass of all kinds is so inexpensive at thrift stores. I’ve got to try it! Thanks for sharing.

  12. Hello Lauren,
    I love your stone look vase. The second color you added to the bottom really adds the decorator touch. Great job!
    This idea took me back 20 years ago to the first home I purchased by myself. The powder room was small and had one of those terrible “Hollywood dressing room” strip lighting fixtures above the mirror. I used left over wallpaper from one of my mothers projects, ( yes, she had enough left over for me to do that small room), and I taped off the light fixture and sprayed it with a Stone look spray paint, in about the same color you used. It made all the difference in the world, and much less expensive than buying a new light fixture and hiring an electrician!
    It actually ended up being a light and airy powder room, and that little “starter home” still brings back the most fond memories!

  13. Great idea! I just put some glass vases in the donations box in my basement. I think I’ll try this with them instead ?

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