Wednesday, June 1, 2011
I love the look of these white textured Ikea Farm vases, but was so disappointed when I found out they were discontinued. I looked for a another inexpensive option and ended up deciding to work with what I have to create something similar. My friend Victoria spray painted vases for her wedding reception so I thought I'd try the same thing with and old vase and some left over white spray paint.
Here's the before:
and Here's the after:
An old vase
white spray paint
an alcohol swab (if needed to clean off the exterior of the vase)
a drop cloth or something to protect the floor from the spray paint
Here's how I did it:
1. Clean off the vase (with an alcohol swab if needed) and remove any build up or dirt. Make sure the vase is dry before you paint it.
2. Put the vase in the center of a drop cloth (or whatever you're protecting the floor with). I recommend painting the vase in a garage or in a well ventilated area, since the spray paint smell can get strong and the paint can linger in the air for a little while.
3. Spray the vase in short even strokes. Don't put too much paint on at once or you'll get drip marks. Don't paint the inside of the vase since water will loosen the paint.
4. Allow the vase to dry atleast an hour before you recoat and 24 hours before you use it.
Tadaaa my pretty "new" vase. Total cost = $0