Transform Cast Off Glass Containers & Vases Into Tuscan "Heirlooms"

How to transform inexpensive glass jars, cast off, mismatched vases and other containers in a Pottery Barn Tuscan Urn & Cachepot like style.
I absolutely love upcyling cast off containers, pottery pieces, vases and jars into unique new pieces. When a friend of mine decided to do away with some of her containers in a move,  I jumped at the chance to see what I could create with them. I browsed many sites and brainstormed for days on exactly what I wanted to do with them.  While browsing Pottery Barn's website, inspiration struck when I saw their Tuscan Urns & Cachepots. I instantly challenged myself to transform my friend's hand-me-downs and also some inexpensive glass containers from a dollar store in an "old world" style.
First I added a layer of primer to each piece.
I then painted a base layer using textured and acrylic paints and allowed to dry.
I applied ripped masking tape to create paint lines and spots.
I then added a top coat & crackle medium to add to the “old world” antiquity look.
Finally I removed the tape, allowed it dry over night and I was done.
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  • Mcgypsy9 Mcgypsy9 on Apr 05, 2015
    WAY TO GO!! You did a fantastic job on these and you are very creative coming up with this idea! I love when people really use their minds like you have and come up with really creative ideas! Kudos to you for a job well done!

  • Doreen Schreiner Doreen Schreiner on Jul 02, 2016
    They turned out real cute. You have inspired me.

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