Chalk Painted Bud Vase

You have some of these stashed away in your garage, basement, or attic. I know you do! Those clear bud vases from the florist that you just can’t quite throw away, but you don’t know what to do with them. Well, I have an idea for you!

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I picked up some of this Folk Art Home Decor Chalk Paint in a beautiful shade of blue called Cascade at my local Hobby Lobby. I love that it comes in 2 oz bottles in several different colors – perfect for small projects! After washing the vase with warm soapy water, let it dry thoroughly. Then simply paint the outside of the vase with 2 coats of paint, making sure to let it dry completely after each coat. After the 2nd coat is dry, lightly sand the vase in different areas to give it a distressed look. Spray the vase with 2 light coats of a matte sealer spray to help keep the paint from chipping off. 

The finished vase…

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Since the vase is painted on the outside, you can actually use it to hold fresh flowers – just be careful with getting the outside too wet – water could ruin your paint!

These pretty vases add a touch of color to small spaces – make several in different shapes, sizes, and colors. (Check your local thrift store – they usually have a ton of vases at very low prices!) Perfect little housewarming gifts, too!

Thanks for stopping by,

Anita


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