Lately, I have been seeing a ton of aged vases and I love them! So I set out to make some of my own.
Thrift Store Lamp Turned Aged Vase
On a recent trip to the thrift store, I came across these old lamps that looked like they would be the perfect shape to turn into vases.
The top easily came off, which is what drew me to them in the first place.
Step 1 - Spray Paint Lamp
The first thing I did was give them a base layer of paint by spray painting with a white primer.
Step 2- Paint
Next, I painted the vase with a combo of paint and baking soda. This is where you are able to add some texture.
The more baking soda you add, the thicker the paint will be therefore the more textured it will be.
Make sure you combine well and use it right away, as it does dry quickly.
Step 3 - Age With Coffee
Here comes the fun part! Once the paint was dry, use coffee grounds to age the vase.
Make sure to rub it in there deep, the more coffee grounds you add the more aged it will look.
There is no wrong or right way to do this I just kept adding it, stepping back and looking and then adding more where I thought it needed it.
Step 4 - Seal
After I was happy with the way it looked, I used this clear coat to seal it.
Last but not least, add some greenery to the vase and you are all set!
I hope you enjoyed this project, I had a blast doing this one.
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