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Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Re "Vase" alized!

How's that for a new word?!
Pretty good considering it's near midnight right now.
My sister gave me this vase as a gift several years ago.
My colour scheme was a bit different back then.
I didn't want to get rid of it, because of course, my beloved sister gave it to me.
So I decided to make it work with my colours now.
My sister Renita and I (a few years ago but we still look the same!)
I painted it with Annie Sloan's Old Ochre Chalk Paint.
It needed a few coats.
I painted the bottom black, just using folk art paint from Michael's.
I applied a clear wax to the whole vase.
I applied Annie Sloan's dark wax to the raised design on the vase.
When the vase looked satisfactory, I applied two coats of Mod Podge
so that it would be easy to wipe if it got wet,
since it is a vase.
Re "Vase" alized!
The dictionary meaning for re·vi·tal·ize is:
imbue (something) with new life and vitality.
I went to Michael's in search of some type of floral wonder
to grace this revitalized creation.
I don't know the name of these flowers, but they were 50% off
and they totally match the vase!
I found the flowers to put in the vase, but where to put the vase?
On another one of my painted projects of course!
This little table was another thrift find.
I painted it with homemade chalk paint using Lowes colour of Brandied Pears.
It was covered in clear wax.
I love doilies and I love the tatting (I think that's what it is) on this.
Overall, it came together nicely.
I added a piece of jute to tie at the base to hide the imperfections there.
It may or may not stay.
And that's the story of a vase that became re"Vase"alized!
Have yourself the most wonderful day!
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  1. Oh...Diane! What a stunning vase...I love the design! Your creativity is so inspiring and you did a wonderful job of re 'vase' alizing this vase!
    Aww! What a sweet picture of you and your sister...how kind of her to bless you with this vase - sisters are the best, aren't they...?
    And I love the painted table and the doily covering it...so dainty and lovely! The vase of flowers looks perfect up there...smiles...a delightful new addition to your home!
    Many blessings and much love!

  2. Great job re-vase-alizing. I have a few vases needing a creative makeover like this one. The blooms were worth more than you paid - I thought they were real :>)))

  3. A very nice transformation. The Vase looks wonderful. Great job. The flowers look great too!

  4. Love the word and love the redo! You really did give it new life! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  5. I love your up-cycled vase, Diane! Really cute and would go with many decor designs. Great little table as well. Have a wonderful upcoming weekend! Blessings, Cindy

  6. Great job! Love the vase and table!

  7. Both are wonderfully remade! Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!


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