Katie from Upcycled Treasures was perusing Pinterest when she came across a faded stripe vase from Urban Outfitters. She was instantly inspired and just so happened to have a secondhand vase with a similar shape that she’d picked up at the thrift store. All Katie needed to make over the ugly vase in UO fashion […Read More]
Heather from Southern State of Mind says her “heart gets a little flutter” when the Pottery Barn catalog arrives in the mail each season. This fall it was a rustic urn that caught her eye with it’s warm colors and distressed finish. Keeping with her “No Spend-tember,” Heather used items she already had to recreate […Read More]
Ever since Vidya from What’s Ur Home Story used air dry clay on another project she’d been thinking of recreating the Anthropologie Chrysanthemum Vase. While making the flowers from clay did take some practice, Vidya says it was well worth the effort. Her DIY flower vase looks remarkably like Anthro’s and cost Vidya nothing since she used an old vase she’s had for years and left over spray paint and clay from other projects.
Morgan from Sweet and Salty Sugar Boys had an old planter from the thrift store sitting in her unused decorating stash, a reminder of decorating days and tastes gone by… That is until the Ballard Designs catalog came in the mail! Morgan ripped out a page featuring a silver urn and transformed her previously brass planter into a treasured knock-off with just a few coats of paint. Morgan says this piece is now her showstopper centerpiece and can be used for any holiday or special occasion by simply swapping out the flowers!
There’s a whole lot to love about West Elm’s Hive Vases with their honeycomb pattern and distressed finish. Brandi from Blue Cedar Lane had been eyeing these lovelies for awhile and just so happened to spot a vase with similar honeycomb detail at Goodwill. Armed with spray paint and sandpaper, she gave the vase a hive-inspired makeover that really brought out all the detail. What a great technique for giving a new look to an old vase!
There are knock off projects that save you a bundle but take hours to complete. Then there are those that save you a bundle but take only 15 minutes or less to complete. This Halloween project from Angie of The Country Chic Cottage is the latter. Woohoo! Angie simply painted a thrifted vase white and then glued on a white foam bone hand from the dollar store. Already have a white vase? Then you are looking at a minute or two for a pretty convincing Pottery Barn knock off!
Anthropologie’s colorful flower vases have caught the eyes of many DIYers. I have seen vases embellished with jewelry to achieve the same look, but this is first time I’ve seen a paper flower that’s just as pretty as the inspiration! Melissa of The Happier Homemaker shows how simple it is to make the chrysanthemum with just some snipping and rolling. Attached to her painted dollar store vase, it’s the perfect focal point for spring!
After her daughter’s wedding, Jeanie from Create and Babble found herself with several clear glass vases on hand. She decided it was time she jumped on the mercury glass train and grabbed her can of Looking Glass spray paint. Now we’ve all seen this done a time or two, but I love how Jeanie took it a step further by creating a pattern on the glass with glue. You’ll have to pop over to her site to see exactly how she did it!