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!!


  1. I saw that idea floating around the blogosphere. Yours turned out so lovely! It's always nice when you can add a little punch to your house for free or close!

  2. JannyBee says:

    What a great Idea!!!

  3. Thrifty Mom Spot says:

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  4. Oh! So you paint the inside They came out great, good job!

    Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment on my blog, I'm here returning the follow. I can learn a lot hanging around here I see, smiles. Happy Sunday!

  5. Marjory Steele Skousen says:

    Love those vases. What a great idea. I plan to try a few myself now.

  6. This is a great project! I have tons of mismatched clear vases that we bought at Goodwill for our wedding centerpieces so maybe I'll try this with some of them!! I'm a new follower! – Amy

  7. Cranberry Morning says:

    Nice!! What do you mean, involving yarn? I AM excited to find out! I've been knitting this winter and have lots of yarn about the place.


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