Easy "cement" vase DIY using baking soda


DIY baking soda paint vase transformation


Okay - so I know my last DIY was a vase transformation. Am I sorry? Uh, N.O.


This vase transformation was definitely in my head for MANY months now as this particular project was trending for awhile last year (baking soda paint transformations, anyone?)


HOWEVER - another fellow DIYer here in NL approached me to participate in a DIY baking soda paint vase transformation duo challenge AND I COULD NOT SAY NO. I mean, it's seriously one of the cheapest & easiest vase DIYs I've tried so far - and the results speak for themselves! (Literally cost me LESS than $5!)


A huge shoutout to Heather at www.newfoundexplorer.com for including me in this DIY challenge! Head to her site/Instagram (@newfoundexplorer) for some more amazing DIYs & inspiration!


 


What you'll need


Firstly, you'll need to gather the following items:


DIY baking soda paint vase transformation

  1. A thrifted or dollar-store glass/ceramic vase

  2. Black & white craft paints (I got mine at the dollar store!) P.S. avoid any oil based paints and stick with acrylic/water-based!

  3. Foam brush

  4. Old plastic container

 

Steps to complete



  1. Add your white & black paints to your container. To make a lighter grey shade (such as concrete) be sure not to add too much black to your white paint.



2. Mix until you get the desired shade




3. Add equal parts baking soda and mix through.


Note: I did NOT measure my baking soda - I simply eyeballed it and made sure the consistency was that of wet sand. It shouldn't look clumpy, but instead thick & grainy looking.





4. Start painting! Be sure to lay down some newspaper (as it will get messy!).


DIY baking soda paint vase transformation

5. Once your first coat is complete, allow to dry before finishing a second. I do recommend a second coat as for a concrete look, you want it to appear rough & textured. Also, if your vase is glass and see-through, you'll want to be sure to cover up any areas where you can still see through it.


DIY baking soda paint vase transformation

6. Apply your second coat once the first is fully dry.


Note: My first coat did not take very long to dry (perhaps 1 hour, IF that!)


DIY baking soda paint vase transformation

 

Once all the coats are finally dry - it's time to show off your beautiful new "Hey look, I actually painted this myself even though it looks like I bought it on Pottery Barn" vase!


('Cause seriously - if you can manage to make your decor look like ya paid $79.99 for it at Pottery Barn... then girl, bravo)



DIY baking soda paint vase transformation

DIY baking soda paint vase transformation

DIY baking soda paint vase transformation

DIY baking soda paint vase transformation

If you've completed this awesome DIY - I want you to let me know! Send me a DM on Instagram (@thisismemerisalee) and show me how yours turned out!


There are also variations of this project that you can complete to make your vase look like terracotta (using oranges & red colours rather than the grey concrete look) - so I think next time, imma try that instead!


ALSO - this ain't my first rodeo, or, should I say, vase transformation! Be sure to check out my DIY "aged" stone vase tutorial as well!


Until next time guys, happy DIYing!


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