I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for a good thrift store find! There are so many things you can get for less than $1 that can be improved, repurposed, and given new life! A few months ago, I was in our local Goodwill and I picked up a variety of vases even though I didn’t really have any particular plans for them. They were 25 or 50 cents a piece, depending on size, and were in perfect condition. As many of you know, I have been busy redecorating my living room, and it was just the occasion for one of them to come in handy. Here’s what I made:
– clear glass vase
– Krylon Looking Glass Mirror-Like Paint spray
Really. That’s all you need…well, plus your flowers, of course.
I wish I had a picture to show you what the vase looked like before, but I was so anxious to transform it that I totally forgot to take one! Just imagine this same vase, totally clear and normal and boring. All you have to do to create this mirror effect is clean the vase, shake your spray can for two minutes, then spray a light coat on the inside of the vase. Let it dry completely and repeat until you have the level of coverage you want.
The more coats you do, the more opaque and shiny your finished product will be. I used four coats on my vase.
After the paint is dry, it’s time to add flowers! I found these pretty yellow silk ones on sale at Michaels, which was perfect since I’m going with a gray, yellow, and teal theme in my living room. Plus, they’re a great color for fall.
I’m really enjoying the way they brighten up the room and add a touch of cheerful color. What do you think? What would you put in your vase?