Good morning everyone, today is July 2nd and the day after Canada Day and what a glorious day it is. Hot days lately for the summer but I absolutely love it.
Thrift stores are so much fun, you never know what you'll find or if you find anything that day. Sometimes I find gems and some days I walk out with nothing and thats okay.
Below is the picture of the before of these vases I bought. I thought they were so cool looking and would be an amazing flip into modern stylish vases.
I went into the thrift store not knowing what I was looking for. As soon as I walked in I saw these vases right away. They caught my eye because they looked so neat and I could see what they could be.
After I picked them up and placed them in the cart, I walked around the store but couldn't find anything else that got my attention. I started to smell something that was really bothering me, it didn't matter where I went in the store I could still smell it.
Seeing as I didn't know where the bad smell came from I cleaned these vases right away with Cottage Paint (Use Code LUBBLY10 FOR 10% OFF) furniture prep and clean spray. I scrubbed my hands and the vases but I think the smell was on the cart.
Once I got home I sprayed the vases and then cleaned them. I first sprayed them with a Primer spray. Kiltz spray is my go to but Lowe's was all out so I had to get the pricey shellac spray.
After I sorayed two coats of Primer spray I lightly sanded the vases. I then painted them with Crinoline paint by Country Chic Paint about one coat. I grabbed some green tape and wrapped some tape around the middle of one vase. I sprayed the bottom half with Rustoleum spray in dark Walnut.
Once it was dry I took the tape off. I sealed both vases with clear coat and here below is the final reveal. Simple, easy but modern update to two thrift store vases.
I hope this project provides some inspiration, its so much fun and can be really easy and creative.
Take care my friends and see you for the next project