I just love Crate & Barrel. We are lucky enough to have a store very close to home and I love to go in and brows. I have to confess though, I have only purchased one thing there and it was with a gift card we received as a wedding present. (see pic below and Thanks again Sue). So imagine my delight when I came across a vase that had DIY potential. It took a while to locate just the right thrift store vase that was similar. That day came last Friday and that $6 vase became my DIY C&B Vase....and I absolutely love it. Enjoy!
You will need.....
- A Vase
- Primer, I used Zinsser Bulls-Eye 1-2-3 Spray Paint
- Spackling, I used Dap DryDex
- Stiff craft paint brush
- Silver Spray Paint, I used RustOleum Metallic in Silver
1. First I sprayed the vase with the primer. I like to use spray primer when possible as it gives a smoother finish.
2(a). Once the primer was dry I used a gloved hand to apply the spackling. I used my fingers to spread it in horizontal lines.
2(b). To achieve the same look as the C&B inspirational vase, I made sure that the sides of the vase were not covered with the spackling.
3. Next I took a stiff dry craft brush and began dragging it horizontally across both the front and back making sure not to get any spackling on the sides. I went back over this several times until I achieved the look I wanted. I made sure to blot the brush on a paper towel so it stayed as dry as possible.
Here is the "after" photo before it was completely dry. I used the spackling that was pink and dried white to ensure that I did not get any of it on the sides.
4. After the spackling was completely dry (it took about 24 hours b/c it was thick), I sprayed several coats of Rust-Oleum Metallic Spray Paint in Silver. Here is the finished project...
Thanks for visiting,
Oh yea...here is what I bought with my C&B gift card.
UPDATE: This project was selected and featured on Knock Off Decor!
UPDATE: This project was selected and featured on Romance on a Dime's Take it on Tuesday Linky Party. Thanks Betsy!!!
UPDATE: This project was featured on The Power of Paint. Thanks!!!