Monday, February 6, 2012

Repainted Vase

Some years ago I had a plain globe vase that I painted.  No, this isn't the vase, but it was similar








 And this is how I painted it, during that time I was experimenting with crackle, and it didn't do very well, but I liked the lacy affect.








so I stuck an arrangement in it and moved it here...








That was then, this is now.  

I've since changed my color scheme, so I decided to repaint it...

I primed both the vase and flower with some spray primer I had left over











I liked how I could still see all of the irregular formations in my vase, and how the colors still popped through in the flower.

I then painted the vase a Grey Blue






Then chalked and later stressed it (you can see the specks of gold peeking through).







I placed it on the floor in my bedroom along with a mirror I had leaning against the wall, and after some thought decided to let the flower lean over into the mirror.















Enjoy your day and don't forget to LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOW!

31 comments:

thistlewoodfarm said...

I really like the transformation. I liked it when it was crackled....I liked it when it was painted grey....but I really liked it when you painted a top coat and distressed.
Thanks for the inspiration.
blessings,
karianne

ReFresh ReStyle said...

That is a very cool technique!
Debbie

Tanya from Dans le Townhouse said...

That vase has lived a lot of lives! I love it.

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

oh this vase is simply divine! you are really rocking the technique! hugs to you and thank you for always dropping by and making me smile : )

Olga@Stardust-Decor&Style said...

Well it actually turned out great! I like it!

NanaDiana said...

Great transformation. It looks really nice and I like the slight distressing you did. Looks like an entirely different piece. xo Diana

Eclectically Vintage said...

I love it! Glad you entered the seltzer bottle giveaway - good luck!
Kelly

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

I love it! I really liked it crackled too, but this is awesome. What a great finish!!

Karla said...

That is an awesome transformation. I love it!!!

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Tina said...

I really like the way the vase turned out! It is great.

Following you on Linky Follower gadget would love for you to follow back.

Have a great week.

Brooke said...

Oooo it's so pretty!!! and I like how you leaned the flower against the mirror so you get that beautiful reflection. So nice Sherry!
www.inside-outdesign.blogspot.com

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

This is so pretty! It looks amazing near your mirror! Gorgeous transformation!

marissa said...

that turned out so cool what a transformation! I would love you to add this and any other posts you want to show off to my What We Wore and Made party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/search/label/WWWMW

Olive Cooper said...

Pretty with the blue peeking out.

Beth said...

looks like stone! very cool, don't ya just love playing in the paint! thanks for stopping by and encouraging me! God Bless!

Rhissanna said...

You've done it again, SHerry. I love the texture on the vase.

I'm awarding your blog The Liebster Award, an award I can give to five blogs I love that have less than 200 followers. It will be posted soon on Gaslight and Gilt.

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Your vase turned out AWESOME! XO, Aimee

Terry said...

Love the remake of this vase. Isn't it impressive that you can just restyle something like this to fit in with a different decorating scheme. Thanks so much for sharing this at our Link It Up Thursday party and for becoming a follower. ;)

Kammy's Korner said...

love it! Great job, Sherry!

Adrianne Surian said...

It looks fabulous! And I'm returning the Linky Tools follow, thanks. :)

Adrianne
www.happyhourprojects.com

Its So Very Cheri said...

I came over from the Linky Follower party HOP to follow you and hope you will come follow me as well.

Cheri from Its So Very Cheri

(if you are already following me--sorry for the confusion--I am having a hard time keeping track of all the new followers and trying to follow everyone who entered my Linky Follower Party Hop.)

Michelle said...

I am now following you on Linky followers. I would love it if you followed me back. I always enjoy meeting new bloggers.

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Jennifer said...

That turned out great! Just stopping by from the Linky Party Hop. I hope you will visit www.laughterandgrace.com and follow back.

Thanks!!

Serendipity and Spice said...

Very cool! I found you on the blog hop, I'm your newest LF follower- would love it if you followed me too!
-Melissa
www.serendipityandspice.blogspot.com

Its So Very Cheri said...

Popping in to say Hi--following the new Linky Follow tool. I hope you will come by ItsSoVeryCheri.com and follow me as well.

Cheri

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Shasta

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Thanks!!

Kelly @ Live.Laugh.Rowe said...

Thank you so much for linking up to the blog hop!! Wishing you all the best in your bloggy endeavors.

Kelly
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