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Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Vase

Chalk Paint Vase

I've been looking at all the painted vases and bottles on the blogs and wanted to do something with a jar or bottle myself. I had these vases hanging around, you know the ones that you put flowers in and find at every tag sale.

I had bought a quart of white Annie Sloan chalk paint in the summer so I had that on hand and I went to Home Depot and bought a sample jar of a darker aqua paint than I wanted (because I knew I was going to mix it in the Annie Sloan paint and I didn't want it to be too light) for $3.

Chalk paint and Behr sample

I poured a little of the white chalk paint in a paper plate and then mixed in a tiny amount of the dark aqua sample paint I'd bought until I came up with a color that I liked.

 I didn't prepare the vase in any way, well, except to wash it and dry it.

The paint glided on and dried very fast - within a half hour. Then I put on another coat.

I left that to dry overnight.

The next day I lightly sanded the ridges.

Then hot glued on a vintage brooch.

This is as simple as it gets, people.

This is a very satisfying thing to do. That's probably why everyone is painting on Mason jars and all kinds of jars. It IS fun.

See the candle showing through?

blue painted vase with candle

Vintage brooch from a tag sale...

I love this aqua, don't you? It's such a light creamy aqua....

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Find a jar and go paint it!! It's a great gift item, too. 

Happy Christmas Season, everyone...



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  1. Linda, your vase is stunning! I love the color and the vintage brooch! What a lovely addition to any room! Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I'm thrilled to stop by your blog and see your fantastic vase!

  2. I love shabby painted glass with glam....beautiful!

  3. Hi Ladies, thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving the sweet comment for the crochet christmas wreaths that I made! I am now following your blog with bloglovin. Have a wonderful week. I hope you will follow me too. Thanks again, Julie at Julie's Lifestyle julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

  4. What a great way to makeover an old vase! I've always wanted to try the Ann Sloan chalk paint. Great to see your beautiful results!

    Debbie @ One Little Project

  5. Very creative! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  6. Awesome! Love ASCP! Beautiful vase! (Visiting from the link-up at A Dash of Sanity - hello!)

  7. Would love to see the before vase.

    1. Too late. Just a clear vase. Good idea. Maybe I'll put some pictures that are similar though. That could work. Thanks for the advice. Linda

  8. I love your vase! That brooch is so pretty on it. I have a couple of ridged vases...I feel more projects coming on! Found you at Ivy and Elephants and am a new follower. Have a very merry Christmas!

  9. Love the color. It would look great in my living room :) The brooch is a charming touch. Thanks for linking up to Get Inspired!

  10. What a great idea--thanks so much for sharing. I just chalk painted a wooden candle stick and cake pan to glue together and make a cake stand. You're right, it was so much fun to do! I just followed you on blog lovin'. Stop by and visit me at Adirondack Girl @ Heart, when you get the chance:)

  11. We love this vase also. You are doing some beautiful work. Thank you so much for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Link Party. We love having your join the fun.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  12. this turned out perfect. i love the look of it. i am going to try this as a statement piece on my bookshelf. thanks for linkning up to the all thigns pretty party