Spray paint a dark vase as a quick DIY update

April 1, 2014 0 By EngineerMommy

I’ve talked before about my obsession with light and bright things around me! Dark décor just doesn’t do it for me. I need my space to feel cheery and uplifting and for me, that means my furniture and wall art needs to be on the light side. I love light neutrals, like taupe, beige, cream, light gray, etc. with accent colors of light blue, turquoise, etc. And that’s the palette of my living room currently.

I’ve had this dark vase on the stairway landing for years now, but it’s so dark! It has always bothered me. I wanted to update the space by brightening this vase, but I’ve always felt like it would be a nightmare to take a paintbrush to this piece. It has so many nooks and crannies, that I always feared it would look ugly.

The last time I walked through the paint section of Walmart, I noticed they sold spray paint cans for 97 cents! I was stunned! I immediately thought of this vase, and said “Hey, I have nothing to lose!” So I came home and sprayed it a few times.

I was impressed with the final result. Indeed it still has a few dark spots that come through the white spray paint, but I could easily get rid of that by spraying it once or twice more. But I won’t do it. I love the way it looks now. I stuck some light wooden décor sticks inside and the vase sits on my landing again. It has an antiqued, white wash finish now. Now when I walk by it, I smile.

And think of all the other things I can spray paint around the house! 🙂

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