My old vase sitting on the island as a catch-all was getting boring and overly stuffed to the brim, so I decided to bring out the leftover paint from my nightstand. This was a quick and easy DIY project and I love the end result! Brings new life to a plain little vase and was completely free- already had the paint, brush and vase on hand. Photos and step by step tutorial below:
Items needed: vase, paint (and stirrer), brush and a surface to work on (I went with a restoration hardware catalog)
Start with the vase upside down and paint the top first, then the sides (I did two coats and let each dry in between):
After the second coat is dry, flip it over:
Side note: a little trick while you’re waiting for paint to dry: put the brush in a cup filled with water, soap and a splash of nail polish remover:
The paint comes off with zero effort and the brush is clean in no time!
End result! I also painted the inside of the vase with one light coat:
This also gave me an excuse to clean up the ridiculous number of items stuffed into the vase: