Trash To Treasure Painted Vases

Hello friends!  Wow has it been a whirlwind of a week.  So so many exciting things going on here.  I will have some GREAT news to share with you soon.

Let’s focus on the today, though, because it’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday!

I have a fun, easy, and cheap project to share today.  If you’re an avid thrift store shopper like me, then you know that there is no shortage of interesting vases on the shelves of your favorite place.

Now, you may be thinking…”Kimm, there is no shortage of vases in my cupboard, either…” and that may be true, but if they are just sitting there, waiting to be loved, then you need to do something about that.

For this project, I bought two $1 vases at the thrift store because they had some amazing texture, AND I pulled one out of the cupboard because it also has amazing texture, but the color was boring.  See?

I bought this vase at Target last year, but because it is “white white”, it doesn’t really fit anywhere in our home.

My first step was to spray paint this beautiful texture with flat black paint.  I wanted black to be my base.  Then I brushed on a coat of chalky paint, and after it dried, sanded well to bring out the black and the detail.  

I really love how they turned out, the finish looks a little like painted iron that has weathered through the seasons.

Vases this pretty should sit out even if you don’t have flowers for them.

If you love them, put a pin in them!  😉

Trash To Treasure Painted Thrift Store Vases from Reinvented

If you’d like to know more about that cute little table, click here.

Thank you so much for visiting Reinvented!!  Have a fabulous day!!

Hand Painted Thrifted Glass Vase

Welcome to this month’s Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge!  I’m extra excited this month, because I have a project to share that is SO SIMPLE!  And SO BUDGET FRIENDLY!  And SO EASY!  It involves a ordinary thrifted glass vase. 

So many of my favorite projects involve a thrift store purchase.  Check out all of my thrift store decor ideas HERE.

Have I piqued your interest yet?  Let’s go!

Think you can’t decorate your home with thrifted finds? This simple hand painted glass vase project is proof that you can have your style at your price. Thrift Store Decor Upcycle ChallengeSave


Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.

There’s no monthly theme.

There’s no budget to stick to.

Meet the Hosts

Amanda | The Kolb Corner    Kim | Made in a Day

Pili | Sweet Things

Debra | Shoppe No. 5    Jeanie | Create & Babble

Kimm | Reinvented    Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home

Shirley | Intelligent Domestications    Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela

Michelle | Our Crafty Mom

Michelle | Michelle James Designs     Kimberly | Farmhouse Made

Molly | Just a Little Creativity    Lora | Craftivity Designs

Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek     Toni | Small Home Soul \


I started with a simple thrifted glass vase that I had previously painted with a single gold stripe.  I tired of that quickly and the vase had been in my basement holding paint brushes. This week I started dreaming in red, white, and blue and began to plan for our 4th of July decor; and a simple plan hatched.

You might recognize that spot in our side yard; it’s my painting spot.  😉  I covered the vase completely with Heirloom White spray paint to create a clean canvas.

Next I pulled out the navy blue, Americana Decor Chalky Paint in Honor.  I free hand painted on come stripes, aiming for a perfectly imperfect painted look.  After the paint dried, I did a little distressing with my sanding block. I’m pretty sure this fun vase will be a prominent part of our 4th of July mantel decor.  Be sure you are following me on Facebook, because I will be decorating our mantel and sharing my best tips this Sunday at 7pm LIVE!

My Facebook Live videos are full of fun, sarcasm, and the occasional good idea, so you don’t want to miss it.

If you love this quick and easy thrifted glass vase makeover, would you be so kind as to Pin and share with  your friends?  Thank you so much!!

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