I hope y’all had a great weekend! Ours was just what we needed – relaxed but still productive. I got a few projects done over the weekend including one that was really easy and fun – painting gold dipped vases! 🙂
I was cleaning out the attic and found some extra 4″x4″ square vases that were left over from our wedding. I wanted to put them to use in the house and for them to bring something fun and a little bit out of the ordinary to otherwise normal potted plants. I skimmed the Pinterest board I made for crafts with glass (is it crazy that I have to get so specific?). I loved the look of gold-dipped vases and my favorite was from Two Twenty One. I went to Lowe’s and bought some gold spray paint and before you know it I had two vases painted!
The plain vases were beautiful but just not the fun pop that I wanted.
The first thing that I did was to use painter’s tape to make a straight line around each vase. I just eyeballed it to get it straight and when the tape didn’t quite match up when I got back to where I started, I had to adjust; I ended up taking a few tries on each vase but it didn’t take more than a few minutes. I decided to make one vase’s gold “dip” higher than other so I didn’t worry about trying to get the lines to match up.
When I had the straight lines done, I taped some old newspaper onto each vase before I got to the painting step. I overlapped the tape with the straight line to make sure that I was only going to get paint on the bottom half of the vase.
I painted both vases with two light layers of spray paint. I maaaay have gotten a little bit on my thumb! 😉
After I got both layers of paint done, I let them dry overnight and then brought them inside to peel the paint off.
I was so excited when I got the tape off! It looked so crisp!
I planted aloe in one of the vases. Doesn’t even aloe look fancy with the gold? 🙂
I put a little succulent in the other vase. I think that I”m going to take this little guy to work with me because I know my cube could use a little more life!
So that’s it! What do y’all think? Have you tried something like this? Or have you done the “dip” treatment in anything else?
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