Hi everyone, thanks for dropping by my page I’m Teresa Taylor AKA Through a Vintage Door. I’m an Irish gal Living in Australia and life is just so good over here we are just so spoiled.
I’LL BE POSTING MY CRAFTS AND DIY PROJECTS THAT I WILL BE PUTTING INTO MY NEW NEST AND ALSO OUR ROOM BY ROOM RENOVATIONS. WE ARE AIMING TO HAVE ALL THE RENOS DONE IN ONE YEAR 🙂
Ive started this blog so that all our family and friends back home can follow us on our little journey in creating our new home, but saying that all are welcome to follow us and see what we are doing (Oh trust me, we are always doing something)
Im a DIY fanatic and a crazy christmas loving gal , which you will find out! I’m the type of gal that will put my hand to absolutely anything and my moto is, if it works it works! and if it doesn’t work ,don’t worry i’ll make it work!
Being in Australia for 6 years!, yes 6 whole years! I just cannot believe it, since we original only came for a 6 week holiday, wowser! Me and my one and only have decided its time to stop renting and time to buy our first home in Aussie land.
We just bought this little fixer upper and I’m so super excited to start renovations and styling my new nest in just the way I want it to look.
Today on Decorate with us for Christmas we are doing a coffee table and side tables.
I only have a coffee table and a little fold up table that’s not much of a side table to be honest! It’s really a sad case but let’s see what I can do with it anyhow ummm!!
I’ll be joining
Terrie from decorateandmorewithtip.com/. Tammy from patinaandpaint.com/ and Corine from https://www.facebook.com/JunkToGems. Make sure to click on their links below so it will take you to their blogs to see how they are styling their tables!
Mine is going to be the traditional reds and golds . Most of the other rooms are whites blues just simple but in this room I’m going all out with the reds and want it to be a classy tradition Christmas!
Here is how I started off
That completes the coffee table so we can move on and decorate my side table , I mean fold up table .. It’s purely for decorative purposes 😊
So all thanks so much for dropping by and I hope you got a little inspiration from my table decor..
Until next to time , stay safe and stay blessed!!!
We are already on our guest bedrooms in our decorate with us for Christmas series . It’s already day 12 and I’m feeling the crunch now to get all the inside of my house ready for Christmas and then I need to start on the outside before December 1st
But before I think about the outside let me just say “woh the horses” and pull back on the rains and concentrate on todays reveal!
I’d like to begin with a big shout out to our host Terrie for once again planning and putting this series together.
At the end of this post you can. Jump over to Terrie >>> decorateandmorewithtip.com. Tammy>>> Patinaandpaint.com.
Don’t forget you can watch our videos on Facebook also!
So all thanks for dropping by and checking out my finished for Christmas guest bedroom . I hope you all liked it and I hope it’s inspired you to do your bedroom too .
Dong forget to check out my friends below to see how they decorated their guests bedrooms.
Hi all , welcome to another day in our Christmas Serious decorate with us where today we are doing our laundry .. My laundry is still under construction but I thought I’d show you anyways! I don’t have much going on in it right now!
I’m teaming up with our host Terrie from decorateandmorewithtip.com. Tammy patinaandpaint.com. and Corine from Junk to gems. I’ll put all their links at the bottom of my post..
Here is a before pic below!!
I started with a wreath and then it escalated from there , just simple nothing special!!
So all , I don’t have much going on at the moment and to be honest, I didn’t think I was going to decorate the laundry but how and ever something is better than nothing when it comes to Christmas decorating!!
Don’t forget to jump on over to my friends below where you will be inspired without a doubt
Welcome back to $10 on the 10th. I’ve teamed up with our host Tammy from patinaandpaint.com and also some other inspired bloggers. Today we share our diy projects for $10 or under. I’ve added all their links are at the bottom of my post .. Be sure to check them out…
Everything we do today is budget friendly. It will help to have some stuff in your stash. I usually keep everything from bits of ribbons paints glues etc sometimes things come in handy.
Today I’m going to do something simple.. I have a container of beads, like forever now .. I really need to put them to some kind of use so I’m going to make some Christmas decorations with them.
List of items you will need.
Needle ( sewing)
Glue gun or glue
Faux pine cones and greenery ribbons or what ever you have on hand
If you don’t have the faux pine cones or greenery don’t worry you can just use ribbon , I added pine cones and greenery just so you get the idea of how you can use other stuff to glam it up .. I’ll be making lots more and I’ll just be using ribbon .
Here are some of the items that I’ll be using
First I gathered a few different sizes of beads
See below for all the different one’s I made … I made 5
So all , everything you see here I already had in my stash! Sometimes you just need use what you already have and the kiddos can have fun join in too!!
Don’t forget to hop on over to my other friends blogs below and see how they will inspire you with their under $10 Christmas diy. Don’t forget to give them a thumbs up!
Hard to believe it’s Christmas decorating season again…
I’ve teamed up again with the girls , Terrie Tammy and Corine to take part in the Christmas decorating series. I’m jumping in at day 3 because I had a huge house party , lots of quests and I still have a lot of fall decor around the house.
Once again a huge thanks goes to Terrie from decorate with tip and more for hosting this series and putting it all together!!
I’ve never decorated any part of my house for Christmas this early before. But I wanted to take this time to show you how I’m decorating so you can grab some idea’s and will give you time to get out and get some stuff before Christmas is upon you..
So my hutch is going to be more on the vintage style!
So I started off by getting my Garland out .. I couldn’t find the one that I actually wanted to use as I’ve sooo much stuff , it’s unbelievable! But I must say that everything I own I love it all!!
The next thing I usually do is spread out the lights. I fold them in half to get the middle point then I Centre them in the middle of the garland . ( Little tip) get a ribbon or string and find the middle of your garland place and tie your string so it’s unnoticeable and then each year you won’t have to measure or bend it in half to get the centre point! Easy peasy!!!
I evenly spread the lights across the garland by weaving them in and out
These are some of the items I’m using to trim the garland!
Below I have all the trimmings placed
Next step is hang the wreaths on the doors. Below is the wreaths I’m using
I grab a command hook but I hang it upside down and place it on the back of the door. You can measure the door to get an accurate centre part, or just do what I did and eyeballed it..
I then hung the wreaths
Here is the finished product, I hope you like my vintage take on a garland I’m pretty happy with it.
So thank you all for stopping by and I hope this post has given you some sort of inspiration.
Noooo! Come on really, already. It’s hard to believe that I’m almost one year in my new house. Last year we moved in just two weeks before Christmas so I only got one tree up! This year I’m planning on putting up six .. Yes you heard that right, six!!!
let me get started by thanking our host Terrie from decorate and more with tip! Who once again is hosting our series in Christmas decorating room by room..
I will be a little late to the party this year as I can’t start decorating until the second week in November..
First off , we will kick off this series by letting you in on our colour schemes! Meanwhile Terrie works on and comes up with our week. by week plan , and us other girls just hang around and wait , drinking wine or champagne. We really don’t have to work anything out our host Terrie does all the planning !! Terrie is awesome and is a wonderful host and coordinator. I feel blessed to be jointing in with her and the other girls to share in this years Christmas series.
How exciting is this y’all.. I know that I’m excited!
Here’s a few of my favourite colours that I have planned for Christmas 2022!
So all the baubles below where purchased three years ago for a project I have wanting to do for some years!! All where still in their wrappings!
Can you quess what it is I want to do? Ummm!
A HANGING WREATH! Yay and yassss!!!
Please note!! Only one bauble got broken in the making of this post!! Soooo sad
I will be also putting up a traditional tree and decorations.
So my dear friends I’ll leave all here and as we enter into the Christmas season .. I’ll be taking you all along with me as I do my Christmas decorating!
As always don’t forget to hop on over to my friends below and you can follow them for some great inspiration as they will be sharing their colour schemes too!
Have a great day all and stay tuned each week as we share our homes and ideas with you all!
Friends you may have gathered by now on this series of the master bedroom refresh that the excitement of buying this bedding has got the better of me and the day Is finally here!!
Let me just remind you of the bedding before I change it!
I always like to iron my sheets but sometimes I take the lazy option s
So my friends I hope you like the new look and hope you get some inspiration here!!
So don’t forget that tomorrow is reveal day.. where you get to see the whole room and I have a bit of a surprise in the room for you and to be really honest it took me a few days to decide on wether or not to do it, but you will need to come back tomorrow to see it!!
Please pop on over and see the other three girls who I’ve teamed up with in this bedroom refresh series.. I’ve provided all their links below below!
Hi friends, we are back again with a one room at a time makeover / refresh
This time we will be working on our bedrooms for the next week.
Each day we will post our before pictures. We will also focus on a focal wall decorate our furniture style our bed etc and on Friday July 29th we will post our reveals.. Videos will be posted on our Facebook pages.
Big thanks to Terrie for hosting and always coming up with a great plan.
So I’ll Be joining up with Terrie from decorateandmorewithtip.com. Tammy from patinaandoaint.com. and Corine from Junk to Gems and you can find Corine on Facebook. I’ll be posting their links at the end of my blog so please skip on over and see what they are up to.
This is my mood board for the room.
My bedroom isn’t fully ready for a full makeover and I have a few plans for this room so for now I’ll be doing a refresh ..
Ok friends Come back on Monday , I will be sharing the focal wall and what I’m doing with mine!!
Don’t forget to hop over to the girls below and see how they transform their bedrooms.. I’ve added their links.
Hi there, friends! It’s that time of month when I join some blogging friends of mine to share some of our ideas where we create different projects each month for under $10. Yes! that’s what I said under $10
The theme this month is Christmas in July!
Can I just say that I’m a little excited . I just love love love anything christmas so this challenge was not getting by me!!
I have a huge Christmas wreath that I always wanted to add some vintage Bells on to it but to be honest I just can’t afford or justify paying the money that they want .. So here I am making them myself!
So basically , the deal is that we can’t spend more than $10 dollars on the project and mine basically cost me nothing! because I already had the paints , glue gun etc all I needed was to save up some bean cans.
Why Bean cans!
The reason why I’m using bean cans is because I want to be able to use them outdoors at Christmas, but my main reason is they are free , tough , durable and not easily broken when stored away. I was going to use soda drink cans but opted for the tin cans instead.
If you don’t usually buy product Items in tin cans you can get your friends to start saving them for you now so that you will have them for Christmas. I used two different sizes in this project. Also , a while ago a good friend of mine gave me some champagne corks tops that he saved up because he knew that I do crafts , so sweet of him.. Funny at the time I had no idea what I’d use them for but they came in handy for this project!
Friends! let me walk you through what I did!
I gathered up my cans, 2 different sizes and peeled off the paper and washed them in soapy water.
I want to mention that the baking soda and bi carb soda is the same product so please do not use baking powder as this product is different
NOTE! Also guys . bi Carb Soda takes 4-5 hrs to dry ( don’t panic it dries rock hard, don’t keep poking at it like I did lol! ) Plaster of Paris dries in an hour and can be sanded right away
You can always do another coat so the can texture is completely gone, I didn’t have the time right now but on my other cans I will do two coats ..
Two different methods!
The list of items you will need!
Empty bean can
Glue gun or E6000 ( or any type of glue you have on hand)
Plaster of Paris or Bi Carb soda
Gold paint or your colour choice.
Cover for your work station as it’s messy
Spatula for mixing
Drill if using corks instead of beads
Let me know what you think and if you do happen to use this tutorial please drop me a line and a photo of your Christmas Bells!!
Well my friends here is my take on Old Vintage Christmas Bells.
At the end of my post I will leave the links to all the other girls who I’ve teamed up with and are participating in this challenge so be sure to hop on over to their blog pages to see what they have done and I’m sure you are bound to get lots of inspiration !!
Below is what I’m going to Dupe!
My dupe is a faux indoor magnolia tree! I have been wanting to do a faux plant for ages and when I picked up the magnolia stem at TK Maxx for $20 each . I knew that I was going to love this challenge so much!
What I needed for my project!
Magnolia Stems x 2
Pot (Black is what I used)
White Paint (any type except gloss)
Knife ( to cut styrofoam)
Let’s get started!
I had everything I needed already except for the magnolia stems so basically the whole dupe costed only $40 out of pocket!
I grabbed my old plant pot from the garden and gave it a good wash and hose down so it was clean enough to apply the paint..
Then I used some white paint .. Any paint will do once it’s a latex or water based paint .. You don’t want gloss as you will need to be able to smear and wipe it so it has an aged look. To be honest I didn’t have to wipe off much I just kept wetting the paint brush to make the paint more watery.
After the paint dried I cut the styrofoam into pieces so it would fit into the plant pot.
Next step was putting the two stems into the plant pot and then filling around it with more broken pieces of styrofoam.. I pressed firmly wedging the styrofoam in tightly..
Next thing I did was secure the stems with wire. I messed around with the stems until the stems lined up and looked good I secured it with the wire in a few places.
When I was certain I like it I snipped of the wire so it couldn’t be seen
I used a natural sphagnum colour moss as I wanted the natural look to suit the room.. I placed as much sphagnum moss as I could fit around the bottom of the pot to hide all the styrofoam.
I then lightly and gently pulled the stem branches and flowers out a bit so it looked fuller.
So here is my magnolia pot plant dupe. I placed it around the house in a few different areas to see where I wanted it it to be placed and decided I’d keep it for now in my entry way ! Here in Australia faux pot plants are not cheap!!
So if you really love something don’t be afraid to challenge yourself. You can pick up the items pretty cheap and most of the other things needed are most likely hanging out in your house somewhere!
You may just surprise yourself with what your capable of achieving!
I hope you have found some tips and inspiration here.
Be sure and check out the other girlos below and see their amazing dupes too!
Finally made it to week four of the half bath one room at a time makeover challenge! How exciting!! One more room off the list!! To be honest , if I hadn’t have been asked to join along in the one room at time makeover , this half bath would have been left till next year!! It was nice and tidy as it was but not as stylish as it is now! Thank you to Terrie and Tammy for inviting me to join in this makeover challenge!
Prepped and trimed wallpaper to get ready for the chair rail.
This week I added chair rail trim and painted the bottom half of the wall and decorated!
I usually keep to whites but I decided to change it up and paint it in an off white light grey tone!
Let’s get this week started
First thing I did was measure the length of each wall.
I had my hubby set up his chop saw for me , so I could do the cuts on the chair rail trim.
After I cut it to size I took it back inside and put adhesive on the back.
Then I attached it to the wall.
I then used my hubbies nail gun for extra security. For this part I also used a level so I could keep it straight while nailing it, once the glue goes on it will have a tendency to slip. The spirit level assures that you don’t let it slide and believe me, I let it slide , even with the level. You really have to multi task here and if I can do it so can anyone else!
Here is just a reminder of the start of the project
I hope you got a little bit of inspiration and it will motivate you to do a job that you have been putting off for a long time. Once I begin to visualise the finished project I think that it motivates me to move quickly on a project .. I usually keep putting things off but once I get going I’m on a mission!
Well friends as usual please jump on over to my other two friends blogs Terrie from decorateandmorewithtip.com and Tammy from Patinaandpsint.Com and you will get to see their half bath reveals.. To make it easy I’ve provided their links below. So you can go straight to their half bath makeovers.
Welcome back to One Room at a Time Half Bath makeover
If this is your first time here , no problem I can give you a quick recap on what we are doing.
I joined up with Terrie from Decorate and more with tip and Pammy from Patina and Paint.. The four week makeover is a Half bath makeover . I jumped in at week two and played catch up.. You can check it out here https:/throughavintagedoor.com/powder-room-makeover-one-room-at-a-time-Friday/
Installed sink and toilet
Installed pendent light
Added a towel holder
Added a toilet roll holder
This week I hung the wallpaper.
I’ll walk you through what I do when hanging wall paper. first I measure the wall and eyeball the height that I wanted the papers length at , in this case I’m only doing half as I want to do wainscoting on the bottom half of the room so I’m only wallpapering the top!
Just a quick tip .. When I get the join just right , I start brushing out the air bubble from the middle of the paper and work outwards and upwards , then I work on brushing outwards at the end .. The paste makes the paper slippery so it’s easy to move around and get it in place at the joins.
I hope this tutorial helped you get a bit of an idea of how to hang wallpaper.
Stay tuned for the reveal week.
Stay tuned for week 4 of the half bath makeover! This will be the final week and you will get to see the final reveal. Next week I will be doing the wainscoting and decorating!!
If you have been following each week , Hop on over to my two friends Terrie and Pammy and see where they are up to on their half bath makeovers.. I have provided their links below.
Hi all and welcome to my week one of my half bath makeover..
Over the next three weeks I’m teaming up with some friends to do a half bath bathroom makeover..
My team buddies are Terrie from decorateandmorewithtip and Tammy from Patina and Paint . I’ll add their links at the end of my post so make sure to pop on over and check them out, y’all get to see what they are up to on their challenge
I wanted to bring in some greys gold and silver tones into this little half bath room, I know it sounds a little mixed matched but I thought , what the hec I can always change it if I don’t like it, right ?
Basically the room was a blank canvas and we got the professions in to do what we weren’t aloud as here in Australia they have strict compliance rules. Things we can’t do ourselves are as follows
Tiling in certain areas
Here is our powder room as a blank canvas
So the first thing we installed was the vanity
We managed to get a mirror put up over the vanity and the plumber came to install the Taps. Bonus!!!
As the room stands today
I hope you liked the beginning of my half bath makeover challenge. Don’t forget to pop over to Terrie and Pammys blogs
I’ve put the links to my other two friends below so check out their makeovers . I’m pretty sure they will have some great tips and lots of inspiration for you all!
I found this piece on Market place and immediately fell in love with it.. I was scrolling through my phone at 6:30 am and by 2 pm it was in the back of my truck going home with me. I knew exactly where it was going (temporarily ) and what I was going to do with it.
This project had me a little tiny bit reluctant in its makeover.
Why is that you may ask , well you see I’m a white girl and love white furniture and can say with my hand on my heart that I’m not a dark furniture girl at all!! But with this makeover I just had to do something completely different..
In our new build I promised my hubby that he could have some say in decorating the media/ cinema room .. So I had to try do something that was not so girly but yet have a classy look while still having some masculinity to it..
Let’s get started
So the first thing I did was , get my sanders out and completely sand the top and get it ready for stain and waxing.. I find that doing this has a great durability and makes the piece look so much classier and richer ( in my opinion) But this time I decide to paint strip it first ( just the top only) and this made life so much easier 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻 happy dance!! So I seen this technique used on YouTube and thought umm!! I’m gonna give that a try.
Here it goes!
Put your paint stripper on
Then put cling wrap on it
Wait for the recommended time on the tin..
Then , while the cling wrap is still on use your scraper to strip the varnish/ paint off
Don’t do what I did and do the entire piece at once , do it in sections maybe half and half as it dries fast..
Then I got my belt sander ( sorry not shown in the pictures ) Then I used my orbital sander with a medium grit and then I used a finer grit for the final sand.
I filled any holes , which to my surprise , had very few! Then lightly sanded the areas I filled..
Moving on 💃🏻
Something I’ve never done before is spray paint yay!! So much easier when your dealing with shelves etc .. I taped up the top of the tv console where I had sanded and also taped up the glass on the two doors and started to spray. I did leave the handles on as I intended to keep them. But , at the end of the project I decided to change them out for something more timely looking on the piece .
The doors had a metal insert behind the glass ( hated the colour) so I took those out and sprayed them also.
I then peeled off the paper from the top
I actually debated with myself wether to white wash the top or give it a bleached look so after stepping away for an hr or so I decided to keep the top dark. After all this I’d fit my hubby and not me.
So out comes the Java gel
I gave it about two or three coats . Just randomly all over the top until I liked the look .. Always apply it in the same direction as the grain.
These are the door handles I decided to use (awesome)
This months diy challenge is going to be a diy home improvement or can be anything that will spruce up your home inside or out!! I chose to do a room spruce up!!
My challenge is my media /movie room!
Just so you all know , even though this house is a new build there are lots of things we are doing ourselves!
Basically in a nutshell, the media room or movie room as some call it, is actually one of the last rooms on our agenda to style. It actually become a dumping ground and we just couldn’t use it , so when our host Terrie from decorateandmorewithtip.com came up with the challenge , I just couldn’t say no and decided to join in.
Here are some before pictures of the room
All that knows me knows that I’m not into colours too much , I love everything white and nuetral.. but in our new build I promised my hubby that he could have some say in decorating the media/ cinema room .. So I had to try do something that was not so girly but yet have a classy look while still having some masculinity in it..
The first thing I did was add curtains.. especially for privacy !! Our ceiling are 2.6 high and I wanted them to hang high from the ceilings . Being a media room there could be no light seeping through unfortunately they don’t make curtains that high and it would have been thousands to get them custom made. I had two sets so I joined them together and made them longer adding a ribbon at the seem join! I also change out the pleating tape an I also bought material at half price for the black backing!
The room had no where to put our new 86” TV and our solos system.. So the second thing I had to do was buy a tv console table so that’s the very first thing I started with started with was make over on this tv console that I picked up last week on market place. You can click the link here https/throughavintagedoor.com/tv-console- https://throughavintagedoor.com/?p=2492 to see how I did the makeover on this.
Now that I had curtains and a tv console table I could move on and decorate! 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻
So I started rummaging through my garage I and opening up boxes to see what I had. I hung a few pictures and my huge clock that I love.
The sun was shining so photos where hard to catch .. But this room is a movie room so It will need to be dark.
Over all this room has become a lot better than just being a dumping ground.. It’s actually cosy now!!
This is not the style I had planned out for the room , but however , it’s now functional and looks so much better than a dumping room. So for a temporary fix to an unwelcoming room I’m thinking this looks pretty cosy!!
I hope you enjoyed my quick room makeover. Don’t forget to check out the links below to get some more inspiration from my blogging friends.
Today is Under $10 on the 10th! Where a group of bloggers get together and share ideas that cost less than $10.00.
A few months ago I purchased an old wicker chair from our local thrift store that was probably just fit for the bin. But hey, at six bucks , I was definitely going home with it.
So , the look I want to achieve will be sort of a greyish look, like it’s been outside in all types of weather, and then the sun hits it and bleaches it.. Not sure how it will turn out but hey, it was only $6
What you will need
Old wicker chair
Any type of white paint except chalk paint (I used exterior white )
Some paint sheets (I used old curtains )
Tbd first thing I did was washed the chair down with soapy water, and boy was it dirty. I actually ended up lightly hissing it with the power hose. Very lightly tho , as not to take off the varnish. You will not want to take that off or you will get wood bristles and they don’t look good
I then began mixing a little water and very little paint in the bowl and then taking a rag and rubbing the paint on the chair.
I just kept rubbing on the paint and rubbing it back off again. With tbd watered down paint .. On tbd edges of the chair and wherever it had some detail I put full paint and didn’t water it down as I wanted these parts to slightly stand out .. Then I began scrubbing the chair again with tbd diluted mix. I have to say that this part of the process does take a bit of time so make sure you have a free day before you start your project
As you can see below that I decided to paint all the legs and cane with a neat paint and let it dry off a little bit because I’m using exterior white paint I had to be careful not to fully leg it dry otherwise I can’t wash it off to get that lime look bleached effect.
I actually went inside and made myself a cup of tea ( my favourite thing when I’m doing a project ) 😊
After a few minutes and before it completely dries , get your cloth and keep rubbing as much as tbd paint of as you can. At this stage you will need to keep adding and taking off the paint .. Everyone has different taste so this will be exactly up to you and how far you want to go..
This is as far as I wanted to take the piece
As you can see it’s looking more weathered and bleached. I’m happy with the stage it’s at so once it’s completely dry I’ll start decorating it with a simple cushion and a throw
When your doing a new build a lot of your money has to go on landscaping driveways ,walls , fencing and so on. Luxuries like patio furniture and garden decor gets put on hold. So that makes me a great believer in thrifting stuff and refurbishing it and just trying to make the space look pretty until I can afford what I really want.. So for six bucks I think I may have just achieved that here..
Check out the finished project and let me know what you think.
Every evening I watch the kangaroo’s coming out of the forest and it’s so beautiful to see! I thought I’d give you a quick shot of tbd view that I have from my new chair!
Later on in the evening I decided to switch on my outdoor tv , tgrab a glass or two of wine and just cuddle up and chill out on my own.. I lit all my candles and cuddle up in my throw and just chilled out for a while.. So glad I joined in on this challenge this week otherwise that chair would be still in the back of the garage.
Check out all the other ladies crafts. You can click on all the links provided below.
I had this old gold plastic or type of resin vase that I purchased at the thrift store for little or nothing .. I’ve carried this around Australia with me from house to house as I liked it at the time .. This pot has been in my bathroom , hallway and even out door collecting dust as it became so grubby. Now it’s a display piece in my new house on my countertop and I am loving it..
I know I did a lamp for my last project but that project is what inspired me for this one.. here is the piece before I did anything to it
What you need
Plaster of Paris
White chalk paint or white latex paint
(Chalk paint spray optional)
Old vase to work on
Start the project
Grab your vase and wash it down with soapy water
Get your paint and give it a coat or two so you have a base for the plaster to bind to
Grab your bowl and add a small amount of water and start to mix your plaster of Paris . I added a spoon or two of my latex paint but this is optional! You will need to move fast as it dries quickly , you can add water to loosen it up and it up.
Begin to spread it on the vase in strokes and try create some lumpy bits as you can sand these off later. You will notice it gets hot as you work it around and hardens quickly on your hands but it’s easily washed off.
Let it dry , which will dry fast and then get your brush and paint your piece randomly .. begin your sand it how you want and repaint it all over or just in places that you like . I didn’t paint the complete piece and I sanded it randomly.