I have been sick the last week, as have my boys. I am getting a little stir crazy being at home all the time doing nothing and projects have been flooding my mind as I look thru all the blogs on my reading list. I have seen several people doing painted vases and when I saw this post done by Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage that was it. I had to try it.
This is what I ended up with. I am quite pleased what a couple bucks and a little bit of time can do!
The first thing I did was run to Goodwill to pick up some vases. I had to laugh at myself--how many of this type of vase have I donated to Goodwill in the past? Oh well, they were only a dollar to two dollars each, so I guess at least I didn't have to store them. If we all saved everything that might be a future project we would all be hoarders:)
So I decided to get white vases--you can also get any other glass vase that strikes your fancy.
I mixed up some chalk paint (which adheres well to glass) and put 2 coats on each vase.
|I already finished the small one before I remembered to take this picture!
Then I got a sanding block and sanded just enough to give it a time worn look.
I'm lovin' it!
I added some buttons and pins to glam them up a bit, and I thought a bit of burlap would add a bit of fall to the look.
I think they look quite pretty! It is a project easy enough that even a sickie like me right now can handle doing. As Shannon said on FB, your cat could do it! Okay--so my cats aren't actually that talented. I had to lock them in Chantel's room so they would stay out of the paint!
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