How to Easily Make a DIY Textured Vase With Joint Compound

by Wilsonfarmandhome

I'm excited to share how I gave a plain $3 vase a stunning DIY textured makeover. With just a few simple steps, we'll turn this inexpensive find into a unique decor piece. It’s one of the easiest vase makeover ideas I’ve ever seen.

Tools and materials

  • Inexpensive vase
  • Joint compound
  • Sandpaper (medium grit)
  • Paint (base coat color and top coat color)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Cloth or sponge
  • Gloves (optional for protection)
diy textured vase, Applying joint compound
Applying joint compound

1. Applying joint compound

Using a putty knife or your fingers, spread a thin layer of joint compound onto the surface of the vase.

diy textured vase, Sanding rough spots
Sanding rough spots

2. Sanding rough spots

Once the joint compound is dry, use medium-grit sandpaper to gently sand the rough spots. Sanding will create a smoother texture while preserving the textured effect you've created.

Wipe off any dust with a cloth or sponge.

diy textured vase, Applying the base coat
Applying the base coat

3. Applying the base coat

Apply a base coat of paint to the vase. Choose a color that complements your decor and personal style. Use a paintbrush to evenly cover the surface.

Allow the base coat to dry completely before moving on to the next step.

diy textured vase, Adding a rough top coat
Adding a rough top coat

4. Adding a rough top coat

For a rustic and aged look, it's time to apply a rough top coat. Choose a contrasting paint color that will highlight the textured areas. Using a different paintbrush, apply the top coat in a haphazard manner. Don't worry about precision–the goal is to enhance the textured effect.

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DIY textured vase

DIY textured vase

The joint compound gives this vase a beautiful textured look. I hope you had as much fun following this DIY journey as I did. If you have any questions or want to share your own vase makeovers, feel free to leave a comment below.

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