For this project you'll need:
- Thrift store and/or garage sale finds ( I'm a "state the obvious" type of person )
- Rust-Oleum Universal Spray Paint in the color Gloss White (can use any color, actually)
I started by wiping down all my vases with a mix of vinegar and water. Make sure your finds are all free of dirt and dust.
Here's what the paint looks like:
These were the vases I had purchased at my local thrift store. The tall bud vase I actually got for .49. Seriously? I could look under the seats of my car and buy a million!
I just gave everything two thin coats of paint, letting the coats dry for a few hours in between. I sprayed them about 3-4 inches away so there wouldn't be any runs. I sprayed one thin coat on the inside too. Easy peasy!
And that's it! Takes no time at all and gives new life to otherwise boring old decor.
I even painted this little owl that was .99 at a garage sale.
Poor little guy was sitting there all alone. No one wanted him because he was quite the ugly duckling! But with a fresh coat of paint, he's one of my favorite little decor pieces! See? Our mothers were right! Never judge a book by it's cover. Here he is with his new makeover:
Dapper, isn't he?
I'll always be on the lookout for things that I could change up and make new with a few coats of paint and a whole lot of imagination.