Friday

Vase Makeover Inspiration


I firmly believe in recycling what you already have, taking the old and turning it new. With today's society, it's easy to get caught up in all the new trends going around, and it can easily make you feel like your home, closet, and personal style is outdated; causing us to run to the store to buy the next new thing. I don't know about you, but I just can't get myself to splurge on hardly anything; which I'd like to think is a good "problem" to have. This post isn't going to show you how to paint a vase, don't worry, ;) but maybe just remind you to use what you already have, buy something used or on clearance and give it a whole new look. Once you start making this mindset a habit, you won't go into any store without thinking, "Can I 'DIY' that?"

I browsed online and found similar vases to these, all together averaging a total between $45-$90. Instead, I purchased these for a total of $6 at the thrift store and gave them a new look with some craft paint I already had.

From left to right:
1. Painted a base coat of gold. Once dry, placed random strips of masking tape all over. Painted three coats of white paint, waited for it dry and removed the tape. 
2. Repainted the entire vase white, then free handed a gold coat around the rim. 
3. Stuck a piece of masking tape around the middle of the base. Painted above the tape gold and below the tape white. Once it was dried, I removed the tape, leaving a clear strip separating the two colors. 

What have you given a makeover to lately?




24 comments:

  1. These are stunning! What a lovely idea.
    Maggie

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  2. I love this! Making new things out of old ones is one of my favorite things to do.

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  3. Love it!! Gold is my current favorite. It's definitely nice to be able to cheaply change up decor. :)

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  4. Thanks for sharing! I have to remind myself to be more creative and put my old stuff to good use.

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  5. love the gold and white, they look great!

    Zoe
    http://gypsiesister.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. cool post!

    http://pomegranateandcoffee.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Pretty! I gave my old backpack a little make-over :-) http://sweet-marylou.blogspot.be/2014/01/diy-rugzak-make-over.html

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  8. Fabulous idea! These would make great hostess gifts :)

    xo,
    Heather

    http://reverieno17.blogspot.com

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  9. I love these. Once we are out of our apartment and I have a place to do painting and refurbishing, I plan on redoing a few things we own. I absolutely can't wait.

    http://sincerelymealways.blogspot.com

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  10. Very inspiring! Much better to be innovative and recreate what we already have in this throw away society we live in.

    http://www.inspiredbycher.com/

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  11. These are gorgeous! I always love gold on white, it looks so nice and goes with everything.

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  12. I love recycling old things, thank you for a new idea!

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  13. I love this! I save all of my old vases from Valentine's Days, birthdays, etc! I've been meaning to do something with them...and this is definitely it :)

    www.thewhatsinbetween.blogspot.com

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  14. Love this little DIY! And I really love those brass votives you have as well. Adorable.

    xoxo
    Taylor

    www.welcomehometaylor.com

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  15. Super cute!
    Love up cycling with what you already have!

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  16. AWW what a cute post dear :) always so lovely inspiration on your page.

    Check out my new post...7 sexy tips for Valentines day :)

    Have a fab weekend

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis - inredning it's, Swedish for decor :)

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  17. I really LOVE what you have done with this. It can be easily personalized to fit into any decor.

    xo
    Maggie A
    LOVEMAVIN/YOUTUBE || LOVEMAVIN/BLOG

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