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Vintage Vase Flips

Updated: Apr 21, 2022

Roaming through the aisles of a thrift store is one of my favorite weekend activities. I love looking at different objects and the story they may tell from their former life. A couple years ago Joanna Gaines introduced incorporating vintage finds in your home to add new life and texture. During this Farmhouse fad I would collect items that looked worn and must have an intriguing story behind them. I loved finding furniture pieces that I could then paint, refinish, and ultimately distress. It seemed as though this fad had come in gone but now we are finding a new way to incorporate vintage finds in our homes.

Many designers are now incorporating vintage finds into their home décor but at a costly price. My love for crafting and do it yourself projects runs deep and on my most recent trip to the thrift store I found a couple vases in which I found potential, potential to become my own version of a high dollar vintage find. When searching for the right vase I often look past the aesthetics of the finish and instead focus on the shape. I knew the types of shapes I was looking for and happened to hit the jackpot.

Deciding upon how to create the look I was going for was tricky. I have seen many vase DIY clips but wanted to do something that would be quick and easy because your girl lacks patience. Remember the farmhouse refinishing and distressing I was talking about earlier? Here is where it comes full circle with two words-chalk paint. The holy grail of all things farmhouse! The best part about chalk paint is that it can be applied on virtually any surface with little to no prep. That’s my kind of paint. With that in mind I stopped off at Walmart-went to the craft section and grabbed three different colors that jumped out at me from the Waverly Chalk Paint collection. I chose Fawn, Ink, and Plaster.

Now to make it even better I did not even plan on how to apply the paint but I wanted to get started so I literally just used a paper plate to hold my paints and paper towel to apply. I had an image in my head of what I wanted the vase to look like and I just started dabbing. I would dab a little of each color on the paper towel and then start dabbing it onto the vase. I continued this process until I felt it was the color and texture I was going for. Another perk to chalk paint- drying time. After it was mostly dry, I looked and saw where it needed a bit more and fixed it. I tried not to look at it too much because that's when I tend to ruin it. I then let it dry, walked away and put some stems in and realized it was exactly what I wanted!

This project truly was so easy! I hope that you too can find an older vase with a story to tell and give it a new life of your own. Don’t forget to tag me in your post so I can see your flip @justanotherwhitehouse

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