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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

UPCYCLED VASE

This wasn't a terribly complicated project, but I really like the way that a new coat of paint totally changed the entire look of this vase.  I had been wanting to do something for a long time and finally found the time to get it done!
BEFORE

AFTER
I had put the clear vase together best I can figure, about 6-8 years ago.  You can see at the bottom of the vase the acrylic water solution (found at your local Michael's or Hobby Lobby) that is designed to make it look like the arrangement could actually be real, since the stems were submerged in water.   What I didn't realize was how dust collects (despite your best housecleaning efforts) on the acrylic and you just can't remove it.  So much for looking real!
 
So, I decided since I still like the arrangement, I would just re-paint the vase and update it a bit.   I covered the stems with a kitchen bag and went to town in the garage.  Have I told you how much I love Frog Tape?  It is awesome....totally held the line for me when moving between the stone and gold paints. 

Love how this turned out!  Guess I can keep it awhile longer and not have to cover my eyes when I walk past it!

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