crazy normal people, there are a few things in life with which I have a small obsession. Let me provide you a few examples.
1). Our couch barely has room for people because of the absurd number of throw pillows. 2). Matt will probably divorce me if I buy one more bottle of nail polish.
3). There is enough spray paint in our house to cover a small country. Twice.
So I have a tendency to load up on items when I find a great deal. So what! That being said, my love affair with spray paint has been going on for a while. I’ll spray paint anything. Furniture, hardware…your dog. Ok, I’m kidding about the dog.
Therefore, when Matt and I tied the knot I was looking for any and every excuse to indulge in my not-so-secret spray paint obsession. Even though I created these vases and frames specifically for our wedding, you can use any color spray paint your little heart desires, making this the ultimate DIY decor project. The best part? It’s super cheap and super easy (like it would be anything else). Salvation Army/Goodwill always has tons of vases and picture frames, and most of them are around the $1 mark.
Now, if you are planning on using these for a wedding, shower, etc. I get it, I get it, for some people using mismatched vases/frames would create a complex. In those cases, have no fear IKEA is here! I actually bought a portion of my vases from here for $1.99 & $4.99. In addition, my frames also came from IKEA. I love the little dot detail around the inside. It makes them look so dainty and classy. If you’re not up for spending more than a dollar or two another alternative is to make your way down to your local dollar store. In my experience, they always have a ton of options that will do the trick.
I started by washing and drying all the vases. Then used two different width painter’s tapes to create the patterns. When I say the sky is the limit, the sky is the limit. Here are a few tips from my experience.
1). Make sure the tape is sealed tightly to the vase at the edges. I had a few vases where a little bit of the paint snuck its way under the tape and created a bubble like effect. (That good for nothing sneaky paint!!!)
2). Peel the tape off while the paint is still wet. This allows you to get rid of those little bubbles I mentioned above (just in case you’re like me and not perfect)
3). Make sure to cover the opening of the vase with tape. If you leave the opening uncovered some of the paint will make its way in there essentially ruining your pattern.
4). These vases are HAND WASH ONLY. My dear little mother Pearl doesn’t have the same experience with spray paint as I do.
The picture frames are pretty self-explanatory. For all you blondes out there, just make sure you remove the glass. Anyway, I’m tickled…gold(?) with the results! Now go forth my friends and let your creative animal spirit flare!
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