Friday, March 26, 2010

The Little Trio

Recently I've been searching for some small white ceramic bud vases but haven't found any that I really love. While at Ross the other day, I picked up this little trio:

(you can tell I still haven't done anything about my patio table!)

I love the different textures on each vase and the sweet shape, but wasn't crazy about the blue colors. I mean, the blue is nice but not quite right for my style. 

So I headed for Home Depot and picked up some glossy white spray paint. 




I picked up some sandpaper too and just gave a light rubbing over the vases so the paint had something to grab onto. And then I sprayed. I have to be honest and say I think I was a little overzealous with my spraying. I should have done lighter coats because I got a few drips here and there. I was just so darn excited. But the textures hide the drips a little bit and I'm far from a perfectionist so it's all okay. 




Also... I totally should have done this on the grass. 


Whoops. Sorry Chris. 

 I left the little guys to dry overnight before setting them on my black shelves. (At least I did something right!)




I love them. Do you?

Have you tackled anything with spray paint recently? 

6 comments:

  1. cute! have you seen the ones I have in the downstairs bathroom? they look JUST like those and they're white!!! I got them from Ikea when we visited in december. we both have good taste :)

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  2. Looks lovely! I am curious, what is your plan for getting the spray paint off the patio? I cant wait to see the pictures of it all cleaned up!

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  3. i love them!!! you have become quite the little decorator, my love!

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  4. Lindsay- I would tell your husband that by the time he is home, it will all be rain-washed and sun-bleached away. And then just cover the area with a nice picnic table and have picnics there for the first two days he is home. I t doesn't matter that its not an appropriate place for picnics. He won't care as he gazes into your face. No problem from where I sit. Aunt Susan

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  5. Aunt Susan, he doesn't really care about the patio, he was just teasing. It's actually under an overhang so the sun and rain don't get to it, and we have a lovely patio table out there now, but I'll probably go get some kind of cleaner at Home Depot. :)

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  6. Oh Lindsay. They are lovely. I'm inspired.

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