Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Painted Vase

A friend asked me to paint a vase for her, sorry, I don't have a before picture but it was one of those plain clear vases similar to this.









She wanted something earth tone, or in her words, something beigy, browny, rusty, creamy, etc.   I gave it some thought and decided to base coat it with some ivory spray paint. 









I then pulled out some paint and played around with some other colors - caramel, beige & forest green - until I got the design I wanted.  Satisfied I finished it off with urethane.


















At another angle










Once finished, I wrapped it in netting and presented it to her.























I think she was pleased with both the vase and the presentation.  Don't forget to LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOW!

30 comments:

Josie said...

Looks really great! I have also painted glass vases in the past, it makes such a huge difference!

Paulette said...

What a beautiful transformation. Thanks for following me, I am now you new follower.

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

Wow! That is awesome!

NanaDiana said...

Wow! You did a great job! I love it and I'll bet your friend does, too. xo Diana

Its So Very Cheri said...

Making my visits from the Linky Follower party hop. It is so fun getting to know all of you.

Cheri from Its So Very Cheri

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

I am your newest follower!

Loretta said...

Sherry this is beautiful...love love the colors. Great Job! Hugs!

Nan Clifford said...

Very Nice!! :)

momto8 said...

wow...that is a beautiful example of letting your creativity flow!!! you have talent!! I am your newest follower...pls follow back if you can.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Very pretty Sherry!

mmbear said...

Came by and followed you on Linky from Create with Joy's blog hop. I would love a follow back when you get the chance. Thanks so much and have a great day!

Mary@http://www.mmbearcupoftea.com

* The Design Confidential said...

Following from Cheri's Linky Follower Party Hop! I'd love for you to follow me also at The Design Confidential - http://www.thedesignconfidential.com/

Olga@Stardust-Decor&Style said...

This is a very clever idea! That's the spirit Sherry!
Love, Olga
P.S.: I'm now your official first follower in bloglovin'! We'll be in touch!

Brooke said...

I'll bet she was thrilled!! It's beautiful!

www.inside-outdesign.blogspot.com

Donata @ DK's Craft Cafe said...

Hi! I've just found you through Fine Craft Guild.
Love the vase and Linky following you :)

MJ said...

That's a pretty cool transformation from just a run of the mill glass vase. I love how you presented it as well.

I'm your newest follower from the Linky Party. Come visit me at www.ahappysong.com

thistlewoodfarm said...

What an absolutely beautiful vase! I love the colors you chose. Thanks for the inspiration.

blessings,
karianne

c.w.frosting said...

Pretty upcycle! Visiting & following from the LF hop!

-caroline @ c.w.frosting

Spilled Milkshake said...

Awesome!! Painting a vase is a really neat idea. I've not considered it before, but that's because I'm quite new to being crafty and creative lol. I really love it!

Thanks for linking up with the Getting to Know You hop!

Ms POSH said...

That is a really neat project!

Stopping by from the Friday Hops.
Have a great weekend.
POSH

Jamie said...

You are very talented! Sherry you are more than welcome to follow us via facebook, twitter, google+, or pinterest. We do not have GFC followers due to the service being discontinued in march

Angie said...

That looks amazing! Wow! you are a good friend to paint that for someone. I have been thinking about painting a vase. Now I may just get off my behind and do it. Thanks for the inspiration.

I am following through the linky blog hop. I hope you will visit and follow me back. Thanks!

Mary Ellen said...

Oh my this is such a pretty vase now!! How creative!

Honey at 2805 said...

Very nice! Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

Sandy Ang said...

wonderfully done !

FineArtPainting said...

Such an amazing make-over. You would never think that was once a simple clear glass vase!

Thank you for sharing it on our blog, and (despite the fact that I cant seem to locate it right now), thank you (in advance) for the link back.

Have a happy day!

And hopefully see you again this Wednesday with another creative inspiration - idea / tutorial: http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

What a really beautiful transformation, It you didn't see it you would not believe it was clear before. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best Par.tay!

Marilyn said...

Very cuuute Sherry.. I LOVE this.. Really creative.. :)) Would LOVE if you could Pin'Inspire my friends via Pin'Inspirational Thursday today by linking this amazing feature..:)) LOVE it..
PS: I am also your newest follower via linky tools.. Would love if you could follow me back pweeease.. TY.. Wishing you a lovely day..~Marilyn via http://www.theartsygirlconnection.com/ ..

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

I never thought of painting a glass vase. I can't wait until school is out so I can do some of these things! I love it!

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