Monday, March 30, 2015

From dollar store to shabby chic

Talk about a case of the Mondays! Today was a struggle for me! But I did manage to get a craft in with a vase I picked up from the dollar store probably about a year ago! Not sure if I love how it turned out but that's the beauty of paint! You can always change it! 
Here is what the original vase looked like, nothing special but for a dollar you can't go wrong!
 Here are the materials I used to do this transformation. First I painted 2 coats of primer, then I put one coat of the folk art white paint and then brushed on the dark wax. Last, I took a lint free rag and wiped the wax off to get a distressed look.
I put this topiary in the vase, I bought it from Michael's but I am hoping to do a tutorial on how to make one from scratch soon!
Here is the finished product! I tried to match the lantern as good as I could! Not perfect but that's life!
Thanks for stopping by!!
Be sure to checkout these link up parties:
The crowned goat
Show and Share
Home Stories A to Z
 My Salvaged Treasures 


  1. Wonderful job! It complements the lantern so well. I'm a sucker for the dollar store, especially since its just across the street from me. So many goodies! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks much! And I agree the dollar store is the best!

  3. That turned out beautifully...a lovely transformation! I need to visit the Dollar Store! Hopped over from the Vintage Inspiration Party...

  4. That turned out lovely, and I think it goes perfectly with your lantern! I need to stop by the dollar store more often.

    1. Thank you!! They have a lot of goodies!

  5. Wonderful transformation and it looks perfect with your rustic lantern. Thank you for sharing your makeover at Vintage Inspiration Party.

  6. This is so cute! I love the way you mixed so many different textures and transformed the vase with paint. I've been painting for a long time and the power of paint never ceases to amaze me. You nailed it girl!