Thursday, January 31, 2013
This vase was painted to accommodate a family room redecorating project I did for friends. When we had identified the color pallet for the room, I was concerned it would be tough finding the perfect soft blue/teal accessories that matched the paint color and curtains we found.
The solution - paint our own. We already had sample paint ready to go, leftover from the paint selection for the wall. This enabled me to locate vases of a specific size and shape regardless of color (which made bargain shopping even easier). The first vase was a smooth plastic (seen here) and the second a sort of textured metal. I figured both would accept paint quite well with primer as the base. After sanding each piece, I covered them in spray primer. I’m not sure if this step was completely necessary, but I typically opt for primer when I’m not sure how a unique material will accept regular paint. To me, the extra step with primer means I’m better safe than sorry.
Here's the vase in the room on the mantel...
If you are looking to paint a glazed ceramic vase - see my other post here.