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Wall Vase Thrift Store Makeover

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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! 

green metal wall vase from Goodwill thrift store

Supplies needed for this project

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. 

After the black paint dried, I then painted over that with white acrylic 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.

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. 

sanding a white metal wall vase to give it a weathered look using a sanding block

Last, I added twine and a burlap bow to the bottom and 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 

Check out the before and after of our wall vase farmhouse makeover!

before and after of a metal wall vase farmhouse makeover

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metal wall vase painted with added lavender and burlap ribbon

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Johnny & L’Briska Robertson

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