Newsflash: spring is here. Okay, so that’s really not a newsflash, unless you’ve been living under a rock. Anyway, it’s essentially flower season! Beautiful blooms and fresh cut flowers are going to be everywhere, and if you’ve following the blog for a while, you know how much I love fresh flowers.
But to make sure the flowers are as beautiful as possible, it’s really important to display them well! Sure, flowers are beautiful on their own, but you notice a major difference when they are displayed well.
I went thrifting sometime last week and picked up a vase for $0.99. I knew I wanted to do something with the vase to take it to the next level, so I tried to make it look vintage.
DIY Vintage Rose Gold Vase
- Thrifted vases, old vases, or upcycled glass bottles.
- Krylon 1070 Premium Aerosol, 8-Ounce, Copper Foil Metallic Finish
- Tarp, or some surface you don’t mind getting any paint on.
- Optional: a spray can filled with water.
- Rip the labels off any of the bottles. If you are having trouble getting the label off, apply peanut butter (yes, I’m serious) to the area where the label or glue is still stuck. Let sit for a while and then wash off. If possible though, leave the glass DIRTY. Let there be water marks, small particles of dust, and grime.
- Set up your spray paint area in a well-ventilated spot. I just went outside and laid a tarp out over an old wooden table.
- With your vase right side up, start spray painting. Make sure you keep the can about 6 inches away from the vase. Once you have a light layer on there, DO NOT wait for it to dry! Quickly add another layer. You will start to see little air bubbles that are creating flecks on the vase, which is good. It adds to the vintage character. Also, you don’t have to spray paint the whole thing. Some old vintage vases were gold-plated, so not painting the whole thing gives it an aged look.
- If you really want to go for it, use a spray bottle filled with water and spray the painted vase while the paint is still wet. This will again create flecks and bumps and add character to your vase. I got lucky, it rained while my vase was drying.
- Let your vase dry overnight and then fill with flowers!