How I Fixed a Broken Vase

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It's story time!

Close your eyes and picture me walking through a used shop.

Alright, now I'm walking and out of the corner of my eye, I see a broken Capodimonte porcelain vase sitting on a shelf...

All of a sudden, ninjas blast through the walls, because they want the broken Capodimonte porcelain vase too...and I'm also Batman, so I beat them all up..and oh' yeah, I can fly, so I fly the vase back to my workshop.

Yeah, true story! I also pronounce it "vahz" like Mrs. Howell from Gilligan's Island.

The fixed vase!

So, Capodimonte vases are gorgeous!

They're handmade and usually have bunches of large raised flowers all over them

This vase had a crack in the side and was missing pieces, but not beyond saving. I've been looking for a vase to paint too, so this was a big find.

This is the unbroken vase and it took me forever to find this pic!!

What do you think?

Kind of wild, right?

So, this is the broken vase I rescued from ninjas after some paint. I painted on a base coat of Annie Sloan Graphite Chalk Paint.

I need to come clean. I didn't beat up 100's of ninjas.

It never happened! I'm just a regular Batman who can also fly.

I really liked the original colors of the vase, but wanted to create a textured look to display faux flowers in the corner of a room.

Chalk paint is perfect for a project like this, because you can skip the primer.

The crack!

Missing flower and leaf.

I'm going to add another vine for balance.

A chipped flower.


-Air-Hardening Modeling Clay

-All purpose super glue

-Bamboo skewer

-Chalk paint

Air-hardening modeling clay will dry just as hard as the porcelain.

I sculpted the missing pieces using only a bamboo skewer.

They clay took about two days to dry.

When it was dry, I superglued the pieces in place.

Nice sculpting Michelangelo!

The turtle, not the Italian.

Depending on the super glue you use, they can typically hold up to 15 pounds.


What do you think?

Just me enjoying the vahz.

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  • Marcia Marcia on Feb 25, 2022


    CAN that fabulous vahz really hold 15 pounds Couldn't resist!!!

    Awesome job on the rescue of the vahz and thanks for the very clever, funny and entertaining description!


    the Skipper and Maryanne

  • Syntha Syntha on Jul 16, 2022

    Pretty vase done in a beautiful color. Well done Batman...