ITEMS NEEDED FOR THIS PROJECT:
VASE OR JUG
PAINT IN YOUR CHOICE OF COLOURS
CHIP BRUSH AND A SMALL BRUSH
RUSTOLEUM SPRAY IN WHITE
BAKING SODA OR SEA SALT WASH OR COUNTRY CHIC PAINT TEXTURED POWDER
I Created this jug that I found at the thrift store because I needed some staging items for my Furniture and this was the perfect thing to do and I get to keep it on my fireplace mantle. It looks store bought as though I got it from a fancy place and in fact I made it myself.
I now want to create more jugs and vases in different colours and textures, its so much fun.
Lets get started...
This is not the greatest BEFORE picture but you can see what I started with. To cover up any graphics or designs on a vase or jug it needs a primer and that is where the rustoleum primer spray or white spray comes in to play.
Spray the jug or vase with the Rustoleum spray, you may need several coats. Let each coat dry for a few hours so that it doesnt appear tacky to the touch.
Mix up your paint colour that you are using for the top half of your jug/vase in a container with the textured powder/ baking powder 1:1 ratio. You want it to be thick.
Mix in another container the second paint colour you want on the bottom of your jug/vase. You may need several brushes.
Brush and dab the bottom colour on to the jug/vase making sure the entire bottom half is covered in that paint colour, creating a dabbing effect, creates the texture with the thickness of the paint. Make sure that you can see the texture coming out. Once the bottom half is done, start on the top half, dab the paint almost over the lip of the jug/vase so it appears more natural. Again creating texture. Use a seperate clean brush to blend in the middle, in between the two colours. You'll want to move your brush around and see how you can blend the two so that they are combining into each other naturally.
Once you have completed that make sure if there is a handle that you have painted that also and you don't have to seal it, I didn't seal mine, but it is up to you. If you choose to seal it then you can use Country Chic Paint Clear Coat or a water based topcoat.
Use your jug or vase for staging anywhere in your home and you can use any colours you'd like. I hope you enjoyed this DIY project and will return here for more projects in the future.
Have a wonderful day and weekend!