I found this pretty vase at a garage sale a few weeks ago. I wasn’t sure at the time what I had in mind with for it, but I decided to add a little paint and spruce it up a bit. Since the vase/flower pot had such a pretty design and deep grooves, I thought it would look great with a splash of color to really accent the reddish brown color.
I choose a turquoise-y color (which happens to be the same color I am painting my coffee table and side tables)
I simply painted the color on quickly and let it dry about 1 minute.
Using a old rag I start wiping off the color, leaving the color in the grooves.
I repeated this technique until the whole vase was finished and went over a couple spots that needed a little work. I also ran a quick color on the inside of the vase and wiped it out as well.
See how it looks a bit messy, I wanted that. Let this dry overnight.
Then the next day using my favorite Martha Stewart Living Metallic Glaze in Muscavado. I found it at Home Depot. They have a variety of colors and I have this and also black coffee.
I simply brushed on the glaze, making sure to get it in the grooves well.
Using the same technique as before I rubbed it off after sitting a minute or so.
Repeating the process all over and touching up any spots as I go along.
I let this dry a few hours and then sprayed with a good coat of clear polyurethane coat and let dry another 1-2 days.
I am very happy with the finished product. I think it give the vase the pop of color it needed.
So fun to turn this $1 garage sale find into something a little unique.
A little sneak preview of my side table.
What is one of your favorite garage sale finds?
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