Quick Update with Paint (painted vase)

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Finding inexpensive home decor at the thrift store and/or garage sales can be a fun way to decorate your home! However, it’s sometimes hard to find the color or style to match your decor. Bring it home, add a little paint and you have a brand new look!

I’m sharing a quick little makeover today of a recent thrifty find. You can really decorate a large portion of your home with thrift store and garage sale finds.

But there is a catch.

A lot of times, you have to see it for what it can be, not what it currently is. That can be hard, I know.
But if you love something and it’s just not right, don’t leave it behind, bring it home and make it just right.
It’s usually not that hard as all that’s needed is new color (paint) or maybe new fabric, etc.
And as you can see around here, paint completely transforms a piece! Some more than others, but still, transformation indeed.

Quick Update with Paint (painted vase)

I found this vase at the thrift store recently and loved it….almost.

Thrifty find? Not the right color? Add a little paint and make it yours! This painted vase got a brand new look with a dash of gold paint. artsychicksrule.com #paintedvase #goldvase #blueandgold #craftymakeover #budgetdecor

The bottom….beautiful! The top, not so much.

So I figured I’d paint the whole thing just like I did on this gorgeous vase I gave a makeover to.
See the other vase I painted >>> HERE.

However, instead of painting the whole thing, I decided to just add a little gold paint at the top to cover the dark area I didn’t like.

Perfect!

Thrifty find? Not the right color? Add a little paint and make it yours! This painted vase got a brand new look with a dash of gold paint. artsychicksrule.com #paintedvase #goldvase #blueandgold #craftymakeover #budgetdecor

I simply added some gold paint with a chip brush to the top section of the vase. (I’m using a gold paint that is now discontinued but this one is similar)

Thrifty find? Not the right color? Add a little paint and make it yours! This painted vase got a brand new look with a dash of gold paint. artsychicksrule.com #paintedvase #goldvase #blueandgold #craftymakeover #budgetdecor

I applied it somewhat heavily on the top where the dark area was and then brought it lightly down the sides and “feathered” out at the end to give a natural look.

Thrifty find? Not the right color? Add a little paint and make it yours! This painted vase got a brand new look with a dash of gold paint. artsychicksrule.com #paintedvase #goldvase #blueandgold #craftymakeover #budgetdecor

You don’t want to use a lot of paint for this. Just enough to cover but not cover fully.
The ends where the paint stops need to look wispy and light.

Maybe you noticed it sitting atop my Aubusson Blue dresser in my spring post recently…

Thrifty find? Not the right color? Add a little paint and make it yours! This painted vase got a brand new look with a dash of gold paint. artsychicksrule.com #paintedvase #goldvase #blueandgold #craftymakeover #budgetdecor

Goes so nicely in here…and I’m sure no one would guess it was a super cheap thrift store find!

The gold goes so perfectly with the bottom half of the vase coloring.
It’s a keeper!

Thrifty find? Not the right color? Add a little paint and make it yours! This painted vase got a brand new look with a dash of gold paint. artsychicksrule.com #paintedvase #goldvase #blueandgold #craftymakeover #budgetdecor

PIN it to save it!

Thrifty find? Not the right color? Add a little paint and make it yours! This painted vase got a brand new look with a dash of gold paint. artsychicksrule.com #paintedvase #goldvase #blueandgold #craftymakeover #budgetdecor

Check back next week when I share what I did with these!

EDITED TO ADD! See them now, here!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! I’ve been working on our stairs this week.
Hoping to share what I did to them next week. :) Stay tuned to Instagram…I may share a snippet or two of them there!

xoxo

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16 Comments

  1. Oh Nancy, I really like this! Honestly, I didn’t see this coming. What a simple yet elegant makeover! :) It looks wonderful on the dresser with all the other blue and soft gold. Way to go!

    1. Thank you, Christina! It was so simple! I usually don’t share the crazy simple ones like this on the blog but I thought, why not? It just goes to show, you sometimes don’t even have to do much to change something up so completely! Have a wonderful weekend!! xoxo

    1. Aw, thanks so much, Paula! Yes, simple is sometimes best! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

  2. Beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration on this and the older post with the vase and sticks/seagrass. The thought never occurred to me to spray my sticks and now I will!

    1. Thanks, Lizzy! I paint everything!! Haha…nothing is safe around here. ;) And you are very welcome. I hope you have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

  3. Nancy, great eye. You really transformed that vase and added a little bling. I love that dresser. Don’t you have a tall boy dresser the same color? I am thinking about painting my dresser with Annie Sloan Aubusson Blue. Have a great Memorial Weekend!

    1. Thanks, Cheryl! Yep, I do have one painted a similar color, Giverny. You can see that one here. I do love Aubusson Blue though, probably my favorite! :) Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend. :) xo

  4. How sweet! I still think the Aubusson dresser rocks! The vase works so nicely with it.

  5. What a lovely makeover on this vase, Nancy. Love the touches of gold you are adding to your home… actually looks perfect with your understated coastal style, too! Hugs, friend!

    1. Thank you, Julie!! I’m so loving the gold too!! It’s been such a long time since I’ve used gold in my decor. :) xoxo

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