HOW TO GIVE YOUR OUTDATED VASES A FACE-LIFT

 
How to give your outdated vases a face-lift - how to update your old vases. Paint your vase to give it new life. Step by step tutorial on DIY painted vases from Goodwill. Thrift store vases
 
 
 

Have you noticed that vases are “in” right now? It’s true! I’m seeing vases everywhere and I’m kinda loving this trend. Back in August I shared the top 10 home decor trends that I’m seeing everywhere and vases definitely made the list. Retail stores are stocking their shelves to the brim with unique vases of all styles, shapes, and sizes!

Fortunately I’m a bit of a hoarder when it comes to vases and I’ve managed to collect a bunch over the years. Unfortunately a lot of those vases have been stashed away for so long that they’re now pretty outdated. The good news is that there’s an easy way to give those outdated vases a little face-lift.

P.S. if you’re not a hoarder like me and you don’t have 20 vases sitting in your closet, head to your local thrift store. They have tons of vases with potential for 1/4 of the price at retail stores! Overlook the ugly colors and find ones that have a unique curve or shape. In fact, all 3 of the vases I’m updating in today’s post are from Goodwill!

Once you’ve got an outdated vase in hand, you can get started!

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

 
How to give your outdated vases a face-lift - how to update your old vases. Paint your vase to give it new life. Step by step tutorial on DIY painted vases from Goodwill. Materials you'll need
 

Vase

Zinsser Spray Primer

Rustoleum Spray Paint in the color of your choice (available at any hardware store)

Fine grit sanding sponge (optional)

STEP 1 - CLEAN & PRIME

 
How to give your outdated vases a face-lift - how to update your old vases. Paint your vase to give it new life. Step by step tutorial on DIY painted vases from Goodwill. Clean & prime the vases first.
 

Before starting, clean your vase and let it dry completely. Once dry, apply an even coat of Zinsser spray primer over everything. This primer sticks to pretty much anything and creates a better surface for your paint to adhere to. Allow the primer to dry according to label instructions (about 30 minutes).

STEP 2 - LIGHTLY SAND (OPTIONAL)

Once the primer is completely dry, check to see if your vase feels smooth. If it feels rough to the touch, use a fine grit sanding block and lightly sand the primer until it feels smooth. Wipe the vase clean with a dry cloth.

STEP 3 - PAINT THE VASE

 
How to give your outdated vases a face-lift - how to update your old vases. Paint your vase to give it new life. Step by step tutorial on DIY painted vases from Goodwill. Rustoleum paint
 

Using Rustoleum spray paint in the color of your choice, start painting your vase. (As you can see I chose classic colors - black & white) You may need to spray on several coats depending on the color you’ve chosen. Allow to dry completely between coats. After your final coat, let your vase cure for at least 24 hours before normal use.


 
How to give your outdated vases a face-lift - how to update your old vases. Paint your vase to give it new life. Step by step tutorial on DIY painted vases from Goodwill. Thrift store vases
How to give your outdated vases a face-lift - how to update your old vases. Paint your vase to give it new life. Step by step tutorial on DIY painted vases from Goodwill. Thrift store vases
How to give your outdated vases a face-lift - how to update your old vases. Paint your vase to give it new life. Step by step tutorial on DIY painted vases from Goodwill. Thrift store vases

Done! These outdated vases got a fresh new look and they’re looking pretty spiffy if you ask me!

I’d love to see how you update your outdated vases! Share your before and after pictures with me on Instagram @refineddesignco.

 

 

Until next time,

 
 

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