Hi everyone! Laura here from Pet Scribbles, with an easy glass vase makeover with chalky finish paint. Perfect for all of your pretty Spring flowers! Check out how I made this easy and cost effective transformation from a plain glass vase, to a beautiful piece for our home.
You know those glass vases that come with flowers delivered from your local florist? Like this one:
We all have at least one of these vases, or something similar. Let’s paint them with chalky finish paint!
Supplies needed: chalky finish paint, paintbrush, sandpaper or sanding block, white rag or paper towels
Step One: Paint the vase with one or two coats of chalky finish paint. Because I chose a white shade (called Everlasting from DecoArt), I painted two coats on my vase. Let dry in between each coat.
Step Two: Using sandpaper or a sanding block, begin sanding at the very bottom of the vase. This helps you get the feel of how easily the chalky finish paint comes off, without worrying that anyone will see your first attempts at sanding!
Tip: Vases with raised edges or designs embedded in the glass work great for this purpose!
Step Three: Wipe off the dust from sanding with a white rag or paper towels.
Step Four: Tie on a trim of your choosing. I save everything – including this long piece of navy blue trim that once belonged to a pair of sweatpants:
I thought it was perfect to wrap around the vase.
Next time you’re shopping, look at the vases in home decor stores: chalky painted vases are very popular right now. You can save money by upcycling those florist vases and paint your own!
Plus it gives you an excuse to buy some pretty Spring flowers! (My flowers are fabric, so I’ll get to enjoy them for quite a long time!)
Painted mason jars are also very popular in home decor trends, and I’ve got a video tutorial on my blog walking you through the DIY steps using chalky finish paint. Click on the image below to see more: