Decoration Diary (update): DIY Golden Vases

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When I showed you How was the decor of my living room here at home, I said that one of the next steps would be to paint some pots that I had of Ikea in golden.

These vases were bought two years ago, when we decorated the living room of the other apartment. Since then I had the idea of ​​decorating them or placing them inside other more decorative pots. When I had some painting left from the living room table DIY, I already knew what to do: it was time to take this task from my list!

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So I took advantage of a sunny day to paint the vases on the porch. I wasn’t that difficult, I just lined the table and protected the railing so I wouldn’t have to solve stains problem later!

Ikea pots have an artificial grass that can not be removed. My solution was to cover the grass with plastic (yes, I used the dog’s poop bags) before applying the spray.

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I wore latex gloves and held the vase some 30 cm away, avoid getting too close to this because otherwise it could get too much paint and start to drain.

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It was very quick to do, the vases needed only a coat of paint and then dried in a few hours in the sun.

The result was even better than I expected. The ink layer was homogeneous even with just one application.

I highly recommend this DIY to anyone who wants to modify simple pots and turn them into decorative pieces. They got a lot nicer on my shelf.

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