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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Painted Glass Vases

Good Morning Friends...
Today I am going to show you my new vases I just finished..

I love them
they were really easy to make....

I picked these up at my favorite thrift store last week
they looked like this....

Nothing exceptional or eye-catching for sure...
I did like their shapes.
I had been looking for something to try a technique
I had seen on Pinterest
on several different types of bottles and vases.
I was dying to try it
when I found these I knew they were the ones to try it on...

I used white acrylic craft paint and 
Valspar's Denim paint.
I poured the same amount of 
white paint in each of three small Dixie cups.
Then in the first cup I added a small amount of Denim paint,
in the second one I doubled the amount of Denim paint 
and in the third one I tripled the amount of Denim paint I used in the first cup.
I then mixed the paint in each cup well making sure I had a good ombre set of color.
Then I poured some of cup number 1 in one vase 
and rolled it around until it covered the entire inside of the vase.
Then I poured out the excess in the cup 
turned the vase upside down in another cup and let it drip for a while.
I repeated the steps with the other two vases using the second cup for the 
second vase and the third cup of mixed paint for the third vase.
I then let them dry overnight 
this is the result 

I think they are so pretty and fit right in with my beachy decor.
But the best part is they 
only cost me $1.50 and a little time...
Thinking that this is a project I may be repeating...

Do you think this is something you would like to try?

Until next time have a great day 
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  1. I like, I like! Looks fun to make too!

  2. I L O V E this idea. I am headed out in a few minutes for some errands and I think I will stop by the thrift shop to see if I can find some interesting bottles. Yesterday when I was "tweaking" the living room, I thought it would be nice to have a green bottle. Now I know I can just make one.

  3. Hi, love this idea. I found your post on Debbiedoo's Pinterest Party and pinned it. Hope you will check out my French Chair post. sb

  4. Wow! I can't believe you painted those vases Cathy! they are gorgeous!! Great job! Love ya, Theresa

  5. Thanks for linking your blog up to Shaer the Love blog hop at

    Now following you

    Natasha x

    p.s these vases are gorgeous!!!

  6. your painted glass vases are very pretty, they look much more pretty and really love the new color! :-)

  7. Beautiful! Don't forget to link up to The DIY'ers!

  8. Hi Cathy! Thanks for sharing this GREAT technique for changing the color of glass vases. You make it sound easy and the look is wonderful because the outside of the vase is still shiny. I want to try it for sure. I saw your post over at Masterpiece Monday at Boogie Board Cottage.

  9. Thanks for sharing this NIFTY THRIFTY idea at my party this week.


  10. Great idea. Found you on the link party. I am dying to try this for some fall decorating. Going to try this upcoming weekend. Thanks. You can visit me at denisedesigned on fb, pinterest and on my blog. I will like and follow you on fb and pinterest as well.

  11. These is such a cool color scheme....Thanks for sharing..

  12. these look so smooth and pearlized, to me. this is something I always want to try, so thanks for the great inspiration!

  13. These turned out beautiful! I’m visiting from All My Bloggy Friends! If you like to link up I’m co-hosting Tell Me Tuesday this week at!

  14. I am so trying this Cathy - they turned out just gorgeous!!!!
    LOVE !

  15. I am so trying this Cathy - they turned out just gorgeous!!!!
    LOVE !

  16. They look great! Thanks for stopping by DIY Vintage Chic’s Friday’s Five Features and Fun Festivities. Don’t forget to stop back by this Friday!

  17. Ooh so pretty! And you can't beat the price, that's for sure! Thank you so much for linking up at "Get Your DIY On"! I hope to see you Sunday with your fall wreath! Have a wonderful weekend!

    ~Abby =)