White vase DIYs, I see them everywhere. They are all over Pinterest and so many bloggers use them for pretty, clean displays on mantles, tables, etc.. I’ve also seen so many transformations with spray paint. Honestly, it’s been years since I’ve spray painted anything but the results I’ve seen, amazing! Could it be true, could it really be so easy? Well, I figured I would try!
I headed to the dollar store to find some inexpensive glass vases. Actually, I ended up buying 6 really heavy glass drinking glasses. At least that’s the section they were in. They just seemed so heavy to me to have a glass of water with. So, I bought those with plans of making some pretty white vases. Have you seen the Pinterest ‘before’ and ‘afters’ of the really ugly glass containers? They take something ugly, spray it white and voila, it’s beautiful.
Wellllllll, I don’t think I bought ugly stuff, but I certainly wouldn’t have used them as is.
Do you see how heavy and solid it looks? A white vase diy prospect!
I figured the reason the spray painters I’ve seen were so successful is they bought good quality spray paint. Why bother with the work if you don’t use quality paint! I am assuming it’s a waste of time. I figured with glass, a spray paint with primer would be appropriate. Here is what I used:
Here we go:
I was actually pleasantly surprised at how well just one coat covered. I was spraying lightly from the recommended distance. I wanted smooth, even coverage and no running so I was careful and patient.
I turned it around after letting it dry for about 1/2 hour. Then I waited about 45 minutes and turned them upside down to spray the bottom. I’m glad I did because some of the grooves in the glass weren’t covered with paint.
Yes, I am happy with my white vase diy!
They look so different from when I started. I have plans for them. You will see them again soon!