DIY  Plaster Vase Makeover

Curved Dotted Line

Joint compound takes the center stage to turn this vase from looking brand new to century’s old, with a unique old chippy plaster texture. Let me show you how I did it!

I personally can’t help but feel this vase was the icing on the cake for our kitchen reveal. I struggled for so long to find just the right decor for on top of our range mantel shelf.

The Vessel

Joint Compound sticks pretty well to any surface. I would like to see if it would adhere to a glass vase, but I am not totally sure. But it stuck like glue to this somewhat textured vase. Definitely something worth experimenting on, but just find a vase with the shape you desire.

Joint Compound

We had some already mixed up, so I just used some latex gloves and my hands to wipe it all over the vase.

Sanding

Once the joint compound was very dry, I took it outside and sanded it down until it was as smooth as I wanted, and with enough remaining texture that I wanted.

Paint

I used a mixture of 3 colors of acrylic craft paint. I used a dark brown acrylic paint to cover the entire surface. I knew this wasn’t my desired finished color, but I wanted to be able to sand it down and have some dark show through.

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