I have a super easy and fun thrift store glass vase makeover for you today! Y’all are going to love this new product I used to makeover a cheap glass vase. I’m sharing these cuties styled in my fall centerpiece, but you could use them just about anywhere! Wait until you see how cool this vase makeover is. This post is sponsored by Rust-Oleum, all ideas and opinions are my own.
I’m betting you have some of these glass vases stored under your kitchen sink right this minute! Am I right? You know, the glass vases you collect when someone sends flowers and then you just know you’ll use them all the time, so you store them under your sink with the 7 others you already have but never use. Or maybe you don’t have any? That’s ok. I scored all of these glass vases for $1 each at my local thrift store. The best part about a makeover project like this is you can use a ton of mismatched, awful color vases and unify them into a show stopping centerpiece.
Warm copper tones are hot this fall and just about any metallic is always a favorite in my book. Add green to it and I’m a smitten kitten. I was anxious to try Rust-Oleum’s Imagine Color Shift Paint and I knew these vases were the perfect candidate. I went with the green/copper color shift spray paint and it is a total winner!!! They have multiple other color combos available and you can find this paint at Joann – click here to see the colors and get a can or 10!
DIY Vase Makeover Instructions
- Get your Rust-Oleum Color Shift paint here and grab a can of the Rust-oleum black basecoat while you are at it.
- There is an important step you need to do first – use Rust-Oleum black basecoat. This paint will work on any surface as long as you have black underneath. I sprayed a quick coat of black spray paint on the glass vases and let it dry.
- Shake your Rust-Oleum Color Shift Paint well! You can see more about this paint on Rust-Oleum’s website here!
- Next, I lightly sprayed the glass vases. The BIGGEST advice I have on using spray paint, especially on a slick surface like glass, is go light and do multiple coats. Also hold the can away from your surface a good 10-14 inches. Be patient in the process so you don’t get a drippy mess. If your paint is dripping you are too close and spraying too much in one spot at a time. The coats dry pretty quickly so it doesn’t take long to do multiple (like 4 or 5) thin coats of the color change paint. The more light coats you do, the more pronounced the color change effect. You do not need multiple coats of the black, just a decent base coat will do.
- Let it dry completely so you don’t get messy fingerprints in your beautiful work.
- Style it like a pro. Y’all I promise these vases look so amazing, the finish doesn’t look like something you should be able to pull off DIY style. They truly shift colors! You can see the color variation at a stand still or when you move around. When the light hits these vases they are simply brilliant.
I wanted the vases to be the star so I used neutral decor around them, faux and real white pumpkins, grass plumes clipped from the yard, Dollar Tree chargers, woven placemats from Wal-Mart, pretty melamine plates from Family Dollar and neutral napkins. Budget friendly at its finest.
I think this table turned out gorgeous and I can use these vases in other spots when the holiday is over. Win – win if you asked me. 😉 Tell me what out of date item do you have in your house that could use a cool makeover like this??? Be sure to save a pin so you can come back to this tutorial easily.
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