Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The "I don't know what I want - just do something nice" VASE

Those are the words that were thrown at me when someone brought me this vase to be painted.  When I asked about the color she wasn't too sure, but she liked earthy tones.  I asked if there was a particular design they had in mind the response was "I don't know what I want, just do something nice for me."  I remembered I had a magazine so I showed them a really nice rustic vase that I would have loved to try to attempt. 

Finally a decisive answer "No, I don't like that, but I'm sure you'll come up with something."
 



So after sitting dumbfound for about 2 days I came up with a thought for the vase.

For earth tones I felt I was safe playing around with greens, brown, cream and burgundy.  





At the neck of the vase I wrapped a strip of palm leaf around it and added light strokes of color.  At the mouth of the neck I initially painted it penny copper, but it was a little bit lighter than I liked, so I painted over it with  bronze.








Unfortunately, it's difficult trying to capture all of the colors by camera.  It's really dependent on the lighting and I guess the photographer (smile).











Well I dubbed this my "I don't know what I want - just do something nice" VASE, and guess what...they love it!






Even in difficult moments just LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOW!

22 comments:

Kristin said...

Looks great! Hope she thinks so too!

Comeca Jones said...

Looks perfect I love the texture.

Brandi said...

Great job, Sherry! The vase looks like it has a faux bois finish on it.

Vanessa said...

Hi, Sherry

You vase turned out great! It went from boring to WOW!

Vanessa

Loretta said...

Sherry, I like it...it is unique! Such a great job! Hugs

Barbe @ Beez Rental Designs said...

Wow Sherry, gurrrl you did an awesome job! Can't believe its the same plain glass vase. Wanted to let you know you were featured on last weeks Frugal Treasures Tuesday party! You can pick up your button on my side bar! Thanks for partying with me and hope you'll link up this week also.
Barbe

Amy - while wearing heels said...

It's hard to believe that is the same vase. Nice job!

amy @ whilewearingheels.blogspot.com

Mel said...

Wow, the vase looks Great! That is the coolest thing I've seen. You really did a great job. I am following you two ways GFC & Linky Tools. Hope you can stop by and follow me too. :}

Shannon Quinn said...

I think it's awesome looking!
shannonquinn10@gmail.com

Roisin said...

What sort of paint did you use? How did you get the textures? Will the paint come off? It's lovely!!

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

you are a wonder woman i tell you!!!! hugs...

April said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog (mybizarrefamily.com)! I'm a new follower!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

This came out awesome...so much texture and detail! And my husband always credit the lighting for pics so I wouldn't be too hard on the photographer. :)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Sherry, I can see why they loved it. It's wonderful.
Thanks for taking the time to visit me.

momto8 said...

wow..she knew you would create something beautiful!! love the vase!

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

Wow great refinishing job! The vase looks awesome!

Sandy Ang said...

what an amazing transformation !

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Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Wow...I wouldn't have known this was the same vase. Great job!

Rhissanna said...

I agree with all the comments here. I think this is your best project yet!

Karla said...

OMG!!! You're amazing!! This is gorgeous! I love it :)

Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista said...

Wow, what a transformation! I love the palm leaf around the neck of the vase too.

Jessica
stayathomeista.com