Are you trying to decorate your space with some trendy additions?
If you have ever walked into Crate &Barrel or Pier 1, you know that a little style retouching will cost quite a chunk of change.
Why not thrift your way to fabulous space?
Colored vases add a great touch to your home. A small display with a few vases and an ornate statue are a great accent that can give your hallway, living room, or bedroom a new feel.
Vases & apothecary jars run anywhere from $20 – $200 dollars!
Check out this $35 tall vase
Which you can find for $3 !
To jazz it up, you can easily make your own colorful vase
Start of by buying the vases you like. You can find these at dollar stores as well online discount flower shops providers.
Here are some nifty vases that are dirt cheap to buy : Tall Rectangle Vase , Apothecary Vase, Square Vase , Very Tall Skinny Vase , Bubble Vase , Decorative Shape Vase , Bubble Small-Neck Vase , Cylinder Vase
Next, pick up some acrylic paint at a local Jo-Ann’s, Michaels, or maybe even the dollar store you are at
Start by mixing the color you want. Many stores will have cheap acrylic paints in basic colors (i.e. Blue Yellow Red and White)
Our 2nd grade teachers taught us that we could make virtually any color we want with these!
The trick to this look is to paint the INSIDE of the vase. Painting the inside will give it that professional Pier 1 Imports look, as opposed to a fourth grade arts and crafts project.
Here, we are going for a cool light blue by mixing a tad of blue into a big blob of white.
When you are mixing colors, you want to start with white and mix into it. Do not start with blue and mix in white- you will end up using all your white paint just trying to lighten up the blue. Instead – start with white and mix in a tad of the darker color. You can mix in more as you go to darken it.
Also- mix ALL the paint you need. You do not want to run out of paint and have 3 vases are 3 slightly different colors of light blue.
So once you have your color – drip it into the bottom of the vase as shown. Drag the paint upwards with your brush delicately. You don’t want streaks showing
If you are feeling adventurous- you could paint a few streaks of a darker or lighter color on the inside and let that dry, before you drip the main paint color into the bottom
You could also mix your paint VERY lightly so that you will have sporadic white and darker blue appearances on the inside of your vase instead of one solid color
Let this dry. If you think the color is see through or not solid all the way through (cheaper acrylic paint could have that effect). You can paint the vase twice!
Voila – chic and trendy for a few bucks!
Enjoyed the crafting? Have some ideas us?