Painted From the Inside Out; Thrift Store Vases

I am so inspired by all you thrifty DIYers out there.  Here is my most recent creative venture set into motion by my new blogland friend,  Vanessa at Nifty Thrifty Things.  You may have seen her featured on last week's Thrifty Thursday.  She recently posted a painted vase project (here) that I just had to incorporate into my decor.   To keep my illusion alive that winter is gone and spring is here, I chose a shades of pink.  I love how they turned out, and they go great with my kitchen color palate.

Here are the vases I bought Saturday at Goodwill; Originally $0.99, but only $0.50 each.  I love 50% off day, which Goodwill is now having on the first Saturday of each month.  YAY!!!

Vases from Goodwill before painted

I used acrylic craft paint because I will not be putting water in my vases.  They are for a purpose that will be displayed in a future post (involving yarn... be excited).  If you plan to put live flowers with water, you will want to use Oil based paint, like Vanessa did in the above linked tutorial.
I squeezed a small amount of Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint 2 Ounces Napthol Crimson Artist Pigment FA-435; 6 Items/Order mixed with cream colored latex paint leftover from when we painted the trim in our house.  I wasn't concerned with each vase being exactly the same shade, so I didn't measure the amounts of pigment and cream paint  I mixed together.



The perfect frugal, quick way to add a splash of spring to any room!!
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