Creations, Turn Something Old into Something New with Color

I’ve had this vase for years…it’s not a valuable antique, just a purchase from a Home Goods type store


I recently found it when I was Refreshing Spaces for Spring, and thought, why not…


Ever since I took the Home Goods style quiz and found out my style is SASSY, I’ve been going wild with color 😱

I brightened up the stems and leaves with yellow and green Glossies acrylic paint


I painted the pink and orange flowers with Glossie pink and red and left the blue grayish flowers alone except for their centers


I decided against trying to change the background color because I noticed it’s peachy tone was much less prominent once I added the bright pinks and greens.  I neutralized it even further by adding a sprinkle of black paint dots


And added a row of black dots around the neck of the vase


PicMonkey Collage

It is perfect for my Lady’s Retreat now

desk corner

So when I don’t have fresh flowers, I can decorate my table with this bright vase

updated vase

Just a few little color changes made a big impact, and now my tired old vase has a happy new purpose!

painted old vase

Get out your paintbrush!

Juicy Details

If you are going to paint something ceramic like this, be sure to use a glossy paint because a regular flat finish paint is going to look dull, and frankly like you painted over something.  I used Liquitex Glossies, it comes in 2 oz. jars, and has a perfect consistency for something like this.  It is not thick like acrylic paint from a tube, it’s more fluid and you can control it.  If you want to use a flat finish paint, then use a gloss spray varnish to finish it and change the matte look of the added paint.

Liquitex Glossies are available at Art Supply stores, craft stores, or on line at Dick Blick here

This Mermaid Pot was created by painting an old ceramic pot with Annie Sloan Old White chalk paint


and then embellished with glass stones and Glossie painted details

mermaid pot

So before you toss that ugly ole something, try painting it!


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17 Responses to “Creations, Turn Something Old into Something New with Color”
  1. Mary says:

    So fun and fearless Jenna! I love how you gave new life and color to your vase with your paintbrush and it’s perfect for your new space 🙂

  2. Ellen says:

    Aren’t you the clever one? How many of this kind of piece have I put in a yard sale because the colors were no longer current? Too many! I just thought of a big charger plate that I spent $$$ on about the time we married, which is the reason it didn’t get sold or donated. However, the colors are “off” — you have just given me a solution! If it turns out, I will show you. Ha!

    • I am so excited to see it! Everything in my house is trembling fearing my paintbrush! I know what you mean, I’ve given away lots of stuff I could have repainted! Go wild with your Vegas Baby style!

  3. Kim says:

    Your new vase is so much better – beautiful! Like you, it’s energetic, vibrant, and completely sassy. 😉

  4. Heather C says:

    Now this was the best idea I have seen on the internet in a long time, who doesn’t have one of these jars. Thanks

  5. What a great update! I am so jelous of how well you are able to use color, it is sassy!!!
    I would love for you to stop by my blog and join our Something to Talk about link party each week!
    Have a great day!

  6. swatkins827 says:

    Hi! Love the subtle touch to the small vase pottery. That small update makes a impact. I am stopping over from the Scoop. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Liisi says:

    I love this Mermaid pot. So nice!

  8. Laurie says:

    You are so clever. That turned out so pretty.

  9. plutrell says:

    I love the vase…what a great idea! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog hop!

  10. suzannebagheri2014 says:

    Perfect for spring! Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Friday!

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