Vases are a dime a dozen so if I get tired of one I often donate it but on occasion I find one whose shape and/or size is so unique that I have to hold on to it. So what to do when the colour isn't working anymore? Well you paint it and silver leaf it of course.
I had this brown vase that worked really well in our last home but has never really found a place in this home. It's a unique shape and I think it can fill in an empty space when something oversized is necessary. Here is the colour before with a teensy bit of spray paint applied. Yes, I forgot again to photograph before starting the project!
I gave it a couple of coats of blue spray paint. It looked good but I thought it looked too shiny and it was kind of hard to deal with that amount of bright blue.
So I pulled out the stain. I applied a coat and immediately wiped it off. It still has the colour but the black helped to tone down both the colour and the shine.
Nex I pulled out my trusty silver leaf. Check here for instructions on how to apply silver leaf. I wanted something that felt completely organic and rough so I just tore the leaf and applied it to the top and botton. As I was smoothing out the top I noticed that little flakes were falling and I loved the way it looked so I added more until I was happy.
The best part is I have 2 new vases because I can turn it around when I want a simpler look.
Hope you have a happy Monday! I personally hate Mondays but I will try to endure with a smile on my face:)