Thursday, May 6, 2010

PB Inspired Vase

My Pottery Barn Inspired Vase

First off, let me appologize for being mia for a couple days, I have been super busy, and super back to work :( But I'm back!
As I mention is a previous post, here. I have this vase(below)


that I'm just not diggin anymore. They have been sitting in my garage. And after a little inspiration surfing, I wound up at Pottery Barn (who doesn't end up there?) And was inspired by these...


So after some thought, I decided to texture my vase first with some tissue paper



once it dried for about 1 day, I took it out to spray paint it... (missed these pics, sorry) Well I painted it a dark green first, then a lime green.

There just wasn't enough depth to the color...so I brought the vase is and sponged some white craft paint randomly all over it, that was way too stark, so I took some espresso stain, and smeared it all over, then wiped it off. The dark color gathered in the cracks and crevices just right...and here it is...
Now to add the net...What made me decide on this design, was this fishing net decor I found at the dollar tree....


I was super jazzed when I saw it, and it worked perfectly. I stretched it across the vase, and cut...then tacked it on with scotch tape, until I got it how I wanted it,


then I used hot glue to stick each knot to the vase....this net ain't going anywhere :)


The whole thing came together real nicely! I like it alot!
Oh and Oh My Goodness!
I was featured on Life as Lori


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23 comments:

Nicole Maki said...

This is really pretty - I love how you explained the challenges you faced and how you overcame them.

Great tips on painting - I've often had the problem of not enough depth of color.

Love what you did :-)

Karen said...

i love it! i like the idea of the tissue paper...i have a ton of it, and am constantly looking for crafty ways to use it! :)

Melissa said...

Great job and inexpensive too...way to use what you got!!

Angie said...

There you go again!!! Another great one! Oh and can I just admit the minor blonde moment I had when I read the beginning of your post?
Me: "Mia? why is she calling herself Mia?" Then of course the light bulb went off and I quickly realized MIA as in M.I.A. as in Missing In Action. Ya- um I'm tired. Well tired and blonde ;)

Kelsey said...

this turned out beautiful!! Love the idea of using tissue paper for texture... I need to try that.

Meredith said...

stopping by from new friend Friday. hello new friend!!

a little lovely said...

thanks for stopping by a little lovely! good luck with your kitchen!!

Denise said...

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⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Nikki I am impressed! You did a fantastic job! I love it, and never thought of tissue paper....ahh the possibilities of all this crafting I am learning....so inspired by all you creative chickies! Have a great weekend.

Kel said...

That turned out great! Just visiting from Friday Follow. When you get a chance, swing by my place and check out some great giveaways! Have a great weekend!

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daniii♥ said...

good job on the vase, it looks great!

(visiting from nff)

Denise said...

Following you over from Friday Follow!

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Meg said...

I love what you did with this vase. How many people would have just gotten rid of it instead of creating a beautiful piece of art. I love it :)

Letherton said...

Cute
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The Cottage Mama said...

Great job - I'm very impressed!!

Stopped by from Friday Follow, so happy to find your lovely, lovely blog :-).

Have a great day,
Lindsay

Snuggly Monkey mama said...

How creative - it looks great. Stopping by from FF & your newest follower :)

Turning the Clock Back said...

Just stopping by from Friday Follow to check out the blog! Come follow back if you get the chance. Have a great weekend!

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Shel at Dreamy Nest said...

That's very, very cool! I loved it without the net - although the net is cool, too. :) Great job and great ideas!

THRIFTY CANUCKS said...

That vase turned out fantastic. Where do you get your ideas. I have absolutely no imagination when it comes to stuff like that.

I am also following you from FF on GFC as thrifty canucks.
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Momma Teri said...

Visiting from Friday Follow.
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Fawnda@Fireflies and Jellybeans said...

TOTALLY FABULOUS! it turned out great! :)

Shel at Dreamy Nest said...

I KNOW!!
I was featured, too! :) Yay, us!! I DO love your vase, girl. It's gorgeous and you deserve to be featured. Happy feature day!

Sheri@childmade.com said...

Well done! I really like the texture of the tissue paper. Thanks for sharing ... I've posted a link.

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