So the other night, I was relaxing on the couch, watching HGTV (I'm not sure what was on but it was probably "All American Handyman". I like that show - mainly because I like power tools. And even though I have never built a wooden gate or installed crown moulding, I have always wanted to give it a try). Anyway, my husband turned to me and asked "What project did you do today?" And I replied "I spray painted an old vase white." And before I could explain further, he asked "Can you use white spray paint after labor day?" Haha. Yea, he's funny too..
Now let me explain this easy project - I love looking through Ballard Design and Pottery Barn catalogs but I don't end up ordering much. Oh once in a while, I find something that is really great that I just can't live without (believe me that doesn't happen often). But sometimes I just like looking at all of the eye candy. It is really inspiring. And I like the challenge of doing it myself. Cheaper. Because let's face it, some of those great little pieces are really expensive. So when I came across this at Ballard Designs-
I thought "How can I make these? Because there is no way I could feel comfortable paying $59 for one of these ceramic forms. Beautiful yes. But kinda pricey. Then I thought about all of the junk that I've been transforming and realized that I had something very similar to this shape. An old free glass vase (I'm sure it came with some flower arrangement years ago) -
I took it outside with Rustoleum Gloss White -
And gave it a few light coats of paint. I sprayed inside and out.
I know it's not a perfect knock off, but it was free. And I think it looks great. Even if it is out of season...