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On my most recent trip to Goodwill, I snagged this old green metal wall vase. I almost didn’t get it, but I looked past it’s John Deere green exterior and saw it’s potential! I’m betting that you’ve seen something similar at your thrift store! Check out this farmhouse style wall vase makeover!
The first thing I did was give it a coat of black paint. I used the Apple Barrel brand acrylic paint. I had to use a couple of coats to fully cover the green. If you have chalk paint, I actually recommend using that instead, as it will cover much better than the acrylic paint. It was all I had at the time.
Check it out after a couple of coats of the black paint. Nice, right?!
After the black paint dried, I then painted over that with white paint. Again, I had to use a couple of coats. I like to set my painted pieces in front of my heater (it’s cold here right now) to dry them. If you have a heat gun, use that instead.
I didn’t do a solid coat of white paint because I’m going to be sanding it down anyway.
Here it is after a couple coats of white paint. If you’re using chalk paint, you could probably get away with only using one coat of white paint.
Next, I started sanding the whole thing; paying close attention to the edges and grooves to give it a weathered look. I wanted to bring the black color through, and the green color as well. It even uncovered some of the original metal color beneath the green, so it turned out better than I expected. At first, I used a block sander, but ended up pulling out my palm sander to really bring those colors through to the surface.
You can see in this close up how the distressing turned out. Next, I added twine and a burlap bow to the bottom of the vase.
I also added four bunches of lavender to the vase top. You can get these from Walmart for only $0.97 per bunch or they also have them from Amazon.
I glued them in place so they wouldn’t fall through the back. I didn’t have a floral block, otherwise, I would have glued one of those in. But at least you know you have options! Lol
Once the glue was hardened, my wall vase makeover was complete! I am madly in love with how it turned out! Was that weird? Lol
Check out the before and after of our wall vase farmhouse makeover!
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Check out these other thrift store makeovers:
- Vintage Home Interior Wall Sconce Makeover
- Farmhouse Kitchen Tray Made from Thrift Store Items
- Thrifted Footstool Makeover
- A Pedestal Tray DIY
- Kitchen Menu Chalk Board Made with a Thrifted Mirror
- Fun DIY Solar Porch Chandelier
Check out our farmhouse gallery wall!
Supplies needed for this project :
- Thrift store piece that you are wanting to upcycle and transform into a farmhouse decor piece
- White and black acrylic or chalk paint
- Sanding block and/or palm sander
- Burlap ribbon
- Artificial lavender
- Hot glue gun