Easily transform thrift store finds into these DIY Stone Vases with Spray Paint at a fraction of the cost!
It’s been a minute since I’ve done just a simple DIY project. I’ve been sharing this process on Instagram. If you want to see this project in action, check out my reels! As you may know, we recently moved into our new construction house. I’ve been slowly trying to get it all set up and feeling like home. We installed some Ikea Billy Bookcases next to our fireplace and now I have quite a few shelves I need to stage. Small little decor accents can add up quickly, and I honestly don’t have many things to put on these shelves.
To save a little money, I headed to our local thrift store, grabbed some not-so-pretty glass and ceramic decor pieces, and made these Easy DIY Stone Vases with Spray Paint. This is a very easy project that can be done in a day! Get all the details below! I also used this same technique on some Christmas Ornaments as well!
DIY Stone Vases
This project only requires a few supplies and a trip to your local thrift store. The post contains affiliate links. However, they do not affect the price, but they do help keep this blog running to provide free content!
- Old glass or ceramic vases, bowls, etc
- Spray Paint (I used gray, tan, and black)
- Rustoleum Stone Accents Spray Paint
- Drop Cloth
- Spray Paint Tent – These are pretty convenient at times!
How to Spray Paint Old Vases to Look Like Stone
Start by cleaning your vases or bowls and letting them fully dry
If you’re planning to have these pieces be heavily used, I’d suggest lightly sanding the surface to allow the paint to adhere better. However, mine is just sitting on a shelf so I didn’t worry about doing this.
Lay everything you will be spray painting out on a board to lift it up off the drop cloth. and then being to spray paint a base color. You will see this color through the stone paint, so keep that in mind.
Once you have painted both sides of the vases and bowls, let them dry according to the directions, and then begin using the stone spray paint.
For the stone spray paint, I find it best to use multiple thin layers and spray quick spurts of paint and move around often or it will push around the texture in the paint leaving you with bare spots. This paint takes a little longer to dry, but once it’s mostly dry you can begin layering with more stone paint. I like to layer different colors of the stone paint for more dimension, but this is optional.
Let everything fully dry and you can use a clear sealer if you want.
This is such a great way to get multiple decor pieces at a fraction of the price. I had spray paint on hand and spent about $30 on the stone paint, and about $17 on 5 vases and bowls. This means for under $50 I know have 5 new pieces of decor! Not to mention I have leftover Stone Spray Paint so I can easily create more decor!