You won't believe how much this ACTUALLY costed! (I know - I sound like one of those click-bait ads)
I don't know about you - but I get a serious thrill when a DIY home decor project looks like I paid $97.95 for it at Pottery Barn. 'Cause firstly - there's no WAY in heck I'm spending that much on home decor - and secondly - as my hubby would so lovingly put it - I'm cheap AF.
SO, to tell you that this "aged stone" vase cost less than $15? Literal goosebumps.
Below I'll walk you through the steps on how I completed the project!
What you'll need for this DIY vase transformation:
- A glass or ceramic vase
- Black chalk paint (in spray paint format or brush-on format)
- White chalk
- Paper towel
I was fortunate to find this vase at the thrift store for ... wait for it ... 0.25¢ 😳
Yup! That's all this lil' sucker costed me - a quarter!
Although I do enjoy the aesthetic of a simple, glass vase, I knew I needed to transform this piece into something more.
Step # 1
First, you'll want to wet a paper towel and wipe down the surface of the vase so the paint will better adhere to it.
Step # 2
Grab your paint (I used Behr's Chalk spray paint in "Classic Noir") and give your vase a couple of coats of paint - or until it has all been covered.
Step # 3
Allow to dry completely. I left mine to dry overnight - however you can follow the estimated drying time as per your paint's label.
Step # 4
Grab your chalk and start drawing various lines over the surface of the vase.
Step # 5
Once your vase looks zebra-looking, start rubbing in the chalk with your fingers! You could also use a paper towel or piece of cloth to do this if you didn't want to get your fingers dirty.
While rubbing, try to go in different directions (not just in straight lines) to add more texture & variation to the look.
Step # 6
You're done! Such an easy, inexpensive way to add such a cool 'stone' vase to your decor! I always love adding natural style elements to my home - whether it be wood, fur, plants, or stone - so this DIY turned out UH-mazing!
I decided to style mine with some blades of grass from a nearby field, and some white chalk-painted pumpkins I made last year because its September and socially, somewhat OK to start decorating for fall now.... right? 😅
Anyway - I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy DIY! If you've made one yourself or are planning to - I'd love to see the results and how you styled it!
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Until next time!