A few weeks ago we purchased some fresh flowers only to find out that we didn’t have a vase to put them in. Of course we have decorative vases that live on our carefully curated living room shelf, but we don’t own any useful vases. How crazy is that?!
Instead of just running to Target to get a boring glass vase, we decided to make some DIY versions. We absolutely love how ceramic vases look but they can be costly and are often hard to find in a muted palette. So for our DIY faux ceramic vases, we decided to use chalky finish white paint since we assumed it would mimic the ceramic look we were going for. The final product looks even better than we expected! The best part of this project is creating your own unique designs on your vases. We honestly had no patterns in mind before we started. We just picked up random brushes, sat on the floor, and started painting. It was honestly therapeutic!
Here’s what you need:
- Glass vases
- Krylon “Chalky Finish” Spray Paint in Classic White
- Assorted acrylic paint (you know our favorite brand is Martha Stewart!)
- Assorted paintbrushes
- Krylon UV-Resistant Clear Matte Spray Paint
First, set up a stray paint area. We just used a roll of paper we had lying around and covered every inch of our designated corner. Turn your vases upside down and spray about 3 even coats and make sure to let your vases dry for 15 minutes between coats. For some reason, white spray paint goes on a little sheet, which is why we had to do three coats.
Next, you’re going to want to design your vases. For reference, we’re showing you which brush and paint we used for each vase. This is the fun part! We highly recommend not overthinking it. Just paint!
Let your vases sit overnight to make sure everything is dry, then spray them all with a matte clear coat. This step is super important since you don’t want water to ruin your vases!
We adore our new vases and the color palette matches our living room decor perfectly! Have you ever DIY’d a vase?