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A simple DIY idea to give your old crockery an instant glow up

Looking for a quick DIY project for the weekend? This hack is a great way to update your old vases, bowls, mugs and more...

DIY vase idea
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We love a good ol' DIY project, especially when it's cheap and takes very little effort, for maximum effect. So when we saw this fab step-by-step, we just had to share it. Here we have upcycled a vase, but the basic premise of spray painting an object can work for lots of old crockery that you have hanging about and that is in need of an upgrade too. And, how cool this would look on a table lamp?

The secret behind this super easy hack is stone effect spray paint, yes that exists, and it instantly gives cool, unfinished look that's bang on trend at the moment. Keep on reading for a really easy step-by-step guide and for more weekend projects make sure you check out our hub page. 

You will need:

Step one: prep your vase 

DIY vase idea

(Image credit: Rust-oleum)

Wipe the vase with a clean, damp sponge or cloth and allow this to dry. Using masking tape, mask the bottom of the vase, ensuring you create clean lines.

Move the vase to a well-ventilated space and place on top of a large dust sheet or some old newspapers. You may want to cover the surrounding area with additional dust sheets/newspaper to protect from spray mist.

Step two: get spraying 

DIY vase idea

(Image credit: Rust-oleum)

Take your can of Rust-Oleum Stone (we used the colour Pebble) and shake thoroughly until you hear the ball rattle. Hold the can approximately 30cm from the surface of the vase and spray in bursts. Apply several light coats a few hours apart. Leave to dry in a well-ventilated place for 24 hours.

Step three: remove the tape

DIY vase idea

(Image credit: Rust-oleum)

Next, carefully peel away the masking tape to reveal the unpainted base of the vase. You can leave it at this point if you like that unfinished look. Or...

Step four: paint your vase

DIY vase idea

(Image credit: Rust-oleum)

Using Chalky Finish Furniture Paint (we used the colour Coral), carefully paint the bare part of the vase with an artist paint brush. Once dry, take your newly decorated vases and give them pride of place on your shelves.

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