Friday, September 28, 2012

DIY: Painted Vases

For our wedding centerpieces, I wanted beautiful turquoise-color vases for a nice pop of color and to also tie in the touch of blue that we had from our envelope liners. However, I didn't realize how difficult it would be to search for vases in this color. They were always either the wrong shape or too expensive. As a result, I took matters into my own hands and did a small DIY project :)

I bought clear glass vases from the dollar store and two cans of spray paint (I used valspar's exotic sea in glossy finish). I was able to have the perfect vases for my wedding centerpieces in a few easy steps:

1. Clean and dry the vases thoroughly.
2. In a well-ventilated area, space the vases out on a drop cloth or newspapers (to protect the floors).
3. Follow the instructions on the can to properly spray on the paint.
4. Allow them to dry completely before using.

Extra Tip:
Remember to spray on a light coat each time and wait for it to dry before adding another coat. It took me 3 coats to have a nice opaque finish.

It was very simple and the whole project only costs me around $25 ($15 for 15 vases and $8 for 2 cans of spray paint). That's only $1.67 a vase! Pretty awesome, huh? I love how versatile this project can be. You can spray paint old picture frames, furniture, etc. in any colors you want. The color selection for spray paints are really amazing right now. They also have many different types of finishes like matte, metallic, stone, and velvet. I can't wait to do another DIY project like this. Time to find things to spray paint and give them a fresh look :)


  1. IMPRESSIVE!!! how'd u come up with the idea? I LOVE that shade of color! :)

    1. Thanks Carrie! The idea came from frustrations of not being able to find the right vase in that color. I love vases from the dollar store (cause they're a dollar!) and went to see if I can find one in the shape that I like. Once I did, I knew that I can spray them. Luckily, spray paint comes in so many colors now including turquoise :)

  2. WOW, you are truly a DIY genius and your DIY projects are always sooo pretty!!!! I simply loveeee the turquoise color and its actually one of my fave colors:)I know what you mean about you didnt think it would be so hard to find such a thing. I've tried that many times, thinking its easy to buy that product in certain color but then they end up being so expensive or looking ugly, lol

    Anyhow, your wedding truly looked special,romantic,joyful, and most importantly, filled with LOVE and HAPPINESS:) Bless ya both:)


    1. Thank you so much for your sweet words Cinz :)

      Turquoise is such a lovely color. It's somehow bright and fun yet calming at the same time. Trust me, I would have gone the lazy route and not do a DIY if it wasn't so hard to find! lol

      For the wedding, we focused on having a great time with our family and friends and not to worry about the little things that didn't go according to plan. Going in with that mindset let us enjoy everything so much more! We feel so lucky to have such wonderful people in our friends included!!! ♥