It’s been a while since I’ve done a thrift store challenge and I’m so happy to have caught a bit of time to join in this months challenge with some of my favourite ladies… Tara from Stilletos and shiplap and Emily from LeCultivateur is hosting this months challenge and Oh boy can they turn nothing into something, so make sure you jump on over to see their projects and I’ve linked them all at the end of my post..
So let’s begin the project! But first of all let me just say that when I spotted this vase I knew exactly what I was going to do with it, and I knew I was going to keep it really simple. Have I mentioned that I’m building a new home 🙂 Well peeps in my new house I’m going to bring a lot of earthy items so this vase and it’s shape was going to fit in perfect … The moment I set my eyes on it the vision was swirling around in my head.. The bonus of it , it only costed $9 Yep! That’s right here it is in its store glory…
- White Chalk Paint
- Plaster of paris
- Water and dish
- Spoon for mixing
- Paint brush ( optional )
So the fist thing I did was clean the vase with soapy warm water and then dried it off. Then I gave it one coat of paint all over so it had an even coat. The paint I’m using is chalk paint by Canterbury Blue and the colour is Fresh White. Please note that if you try to use plaster of Paris straight onto the vase, it won’t stick… It will just crumble and fall off .. You need a paint so the plaster can’t adhere too.
When the paint was fully dry I then mixed up the water with the plaster and then added a teasooon or two of bicarb to the mixture , I don’t know why I do this , I just always seem to do it this way . Just my thing I suppose!!
Then when it was mixed I put on the gloves and began to smear the mixture all around the vase. The gloves become floppy and acts as a paint brush.
Make sure to get the paint and plaster of Paris inside the rim of the vase, this will give you a more realistic look and gives the illusion that’s it’s stone through and through.
But then I decided to use my Annie Sloan paint brush to smooth it out even more … Just be careful to make sure that your strokes are even all around . Doing this will look more natural . You can keep wiping off or watering down the mixture until yih get the desired look your after.
When this is fully dry you are ready to mix up another batch and redo the exact same process over again.. Below is the second coat
Here is a few photos of the end product..
I hope you like what I’ve done and you can now jump onto all the links below to see what all my other friends have done for the thrift store challenge.
Hope you all got some inspiration from this simple project..
Thanks for dropping by. Stay blessed all.
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