Check out my upcycled vase! I got a beautiful bouquet of flowers for Mother’s Day from my son, Dalton and his girlfriend Hannah. I love the shape of this vase so much, I decided to switch it up so I can use it in my home decor!
Supplies I Used for my Upcycled Vase
- Vase or vases of you choice
- Dixie Belle Products: Slick Stick, Sea Spray, Cotton
- Sherwin Williams: Indigo Batik
- Paper plate, paper bowl, plastic disposable bowl, tongue depressor, old paint brush
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Prepping my upcycled vase
Before I got started, I made sure my vase was clean.
Any oils from our hands or fingers can prevent primer or paint products from adhering to any surface we are painting.
When my soon-to-be upcycled vase was clean and dry, I started painting on slick stick.
Slick stick is Dixie Belle’s primer for slick surfaces.
I painted on two coats, letting each coat dry for a couple of hours in between and then over night after the second coat.
Now it’s time to do some mixing and painting!
painting my upcycled vase
I knew I wanted to add some texture to my upcycled vase.
Dixie Belle’s Sea Spray added to Cotton, is the perfect way to accomplish this.
The directions are to mix 2 scoops of Sea Spray for 8 ounces of paint.
I used about 2 to 3 ounces of Cotton paint and mixed the Sea Spray in until I got a nice mixture when it wasn’t runny, but stuck to my tongue depressor.
Check out my video below to see how I did this!
Then I used both my tongue depressor and an old paint brush to paint this mixture on my vase.
I used my paint brush to pounce the mixture on also to add more texture.
Once it was all covered, I let this dry overnight.
I went over the vase lightly with my 220 grit sand block to knock of any areas that were too rough.
Then I went over the vase one more time and pounced on one more coat of Cotton Dixie Belle Paint.
Dipping my upcycled vase
This took a little planning, I grabbed an old plastic container my vase would fit in to dip.
Also, I grabbed a paper place and paper bowl to set my vase on after I dipped so she could dry.
If you are going to do more than one vase at a time, I would have a paper plate and bowl combo for each vase.
I ended up using some sample Sherwin Williams paint I had on hand for the bottom layer of my upcycled vase.
In the bowl, I poured my paint until it was between 1/2 to 3/4 full.
Then I grabbed my upcycled vase and set her down in the bowl with paint.
Carefully I lifted her up and let the paint drip off and then I set her on my paper plate/bowl combo and let her dry.
I occasionally went back with a paper towel and wiped off the drip area underneath, just in case any drips didn’t dry on the vase itself.
And that was it!
She is now sitting on my mantle with some pretty faux flowers and fits right in with my home decor.
Don’t forget to check out my short video below!
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Hope you have a great week and happy crafting!
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