This week I had a little inspiration for my Friday Project Spotlight item. I’m sure you have seen these GORGEOUS vases at Anthropologie:
I love them!! A thought that goes through my mind shortly after I figure out I love something (and want it) is “can I make it?” I always think if I can make it, than it will be cheaper. In this case, I thought I would give it a try. My results aren’t anthropology, but I am pleased!!
I first got a clear glass vase at a thrift store for $0.99 and a bottle of paint for $0.68 at Hobby Lobby.
I poured the paint into my vase, and I kept turning the vase to let the paint flow all over and cover the clear glass.
It was kind of hard to get the middle “bump” of the vase covered so I ended up turning the vase over and letting it completely drain out.
There were only a few spots of the vase that weren’t totally blue (including the lip at the top), so I used a paintbrush and touched up those spots with the paint that had drained out.
I thought it looked pretty good here, so I tried it out.
I almost left it alone, but decided I needed to keep going with my task at making a cheaper Anthropologie type vase. Plus, I had some etched glass markings I needed to cover up.
I sprayed a little glue on my vase and wrapped a piece of lace I had on hand around it. I did this because I thought my black flower was too much smaller than the Anthropology vases’ flowers. Plus, I LOVE texture!! I then hot glued a black flower that I got at Jo Anne’s on it. It was $1.50 with a %50 percent off coupon!
I really love the finished product, and I am so glad I kept going with this project! I’m still working on “sealing” the vase so it is water proof. Right now I have added a gloss varnish protective finish to it. It is not totally “set”, so I can’t add water and try it yet. I am hoping it works and the water doesn’t just break down my acrylic paint! I would love to use the vase with real flowers. It looks so good with these sunflowers on my end table!
If it doesn’t work I could always do something like this with it.
I am so pleased with my vase and think I got a good enough similarity to the Anthropologie vases. What do you think!?!
Anthropologie, would you like to buy my design!?! 🙂
Thank you so much for checking in on this week’s Friday Project Spotlight item!
If you all LOVE Anthropologie and would like to win a $25 gift card there, go on over to Gentri Lee’s blog and register to win this giftcard from, Thriftary (one of my favorite blogs!). There are lots of other goodies there to win too!
I hope you all have a great weekend!!
Linked this project up at these fun parties:
Jennifer Rizzo, One Creative Mommy, Stuff and Nonsense, My Romantic Home, Southern Hospitality, The Ironstone Nest, Eclectically Vintage, Beneath My heart, and At the Picket Fence.
Erin @ DIY On the Cheap says
Your project turned out very lovely! Here from My Romantic Home 🙂
Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage says
HI Erica! First of all, your 3 kids are the cutest little things in the world!!
And I do love all things Anthropologie – I’ve seen that little blue vase with the orange coral like thing sprouting from it and love it! Your version is fabulous – love that extra little something you added to make it that much more special!
So glad you joined our Color party! Enjoy your sunflowers!
Beautiful job. I love the blue and yellow together. Thanks for joining the party at One Creative Weekend! I hope to see you back tomorrow.
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog says
What a fun upgrade! I love that shade of blue. 🙂 I really appreciate you linking up to our party! 🙂
can u update on whether you were able to make it work as a vase w real flowers (waterproof or not)? thank you. i’m curious to know. also what kind of paint did you use?