Got old, dated, or ugly vases? I have a solution for you! These faux terracotta vases look so great in your space and allow you to reuse something you’re not using anymore!
The Perfect Boho Thrifted Faux Terracotta Vases
- Thrifted/outdated vases
- Sample size paints in a range of terracotta + cream colors
- Baking Soda
- Paint Brushes
Honestly, once you have everything together, there really is nothing to it! I have this 5lb bag of baking soda but you really DONT need anything this large for this project. The sample paints were pretty easy to grab at The Home Depot and the brushes were cheap throw away brushes from Ikea.
The ratio is up to you! If you do less baking soda, the paint will just be a little gritty. If you want a thick, clay look, you will have to add more. Mix thoroughly to make sure there aren’t any clumps of baking soda.
Paint vases with the thick paint! Keep in mind that the paint will dry slightly darker. I applied multiple layers, one to get the vase covered, and 1-2 more to create texture.
IF I WERE TO DO IT AGAIN
If I were to do it again, I would’ve sprayed a self-etching primer or I would have tried to rough up the glass surface with sanding. I fear that the paint is barely hanging on to the glass and that it will chip. At least I’ve got leftover paint to touch it up.
To finish it off, I applied a clear matte polyurethane. This is because of what I said above, I fear it’s going to chip. This is to help prevent that. Even if I had properly prepped the surface, I would have still applied the clear matte polyurethane.
Once the faux terracotta vases are sealed, group them in your home with some dried and bleached plants for the perfect boho look!