I'm always on the look out for pink vases. But I want modern, simple shapes with no fru frus. They're difficult to find. I've decided there's only one thing to do - short of taking a pottery class - and that is to buy a can of pink spray paint.
These lovely spray painted vases were featured in Sweet Paul. Yep, I need to spray paint some vases. Then I can get the lovely matte finish I like. Most inexpensive modern vases are glossy.
This vase by The Red Kettle is painted the perfect color. I love it, but I prefer ceramic.
I thought I'd experiment with this turquoise vase since it was really cheap. Only $2.99 at TJ Maxx.
When it comes to spray paint, there are two things to remember: Primer and Patience. It took a while to get the hang of it. It's not as easy as it appears. You have to do short quick sprays, applying only a small amount of paint at a time so that you don't get drips. The problem with this is that it takes about a zillion coats. I didn't get this vase exactly right, but I really love the color.
By the time I got to these vases, I think I had the hang of it. The simple shapes of these vases are perfection, and now they will be the perfect color. I was taking my time and putting on small coats of paint, and letting them dry thoroughly before applying another coat. Then the rain clouds came. Since I couldn't finish my project, I made the very logical decision to go thrifting.
I was kind of jonesin' because I haven't gone thrifting in a while. These three vases are part of the loot I got today, and they were cheap! The two smaller ones were $2.00 each. The taller one was a score at $4.00! It's really old, dates back to the 18th century. It has a chip in the back, which is why I got it so cheap. I don't mind, I like small cracks and chips, gives a piece character. I bought these three with the intention of painting them pink, but I kinda like them.