Rusty Route 66 Metal Flower Vase5:00:00 AM
Never over look thrift store and garage sale items
that may look hopeless at first...
This old metal tin had a ripped, old fashioned,
paper label on the front of it. The inside however had a lovely
rusted patina... I saw right through the ugliness
to the beauty it would soon be.
I peeled off what was left of the outer paper, gave it a good sanding
to remove any residue, then gave it 2 coats of
When the paint dried I pulled out one of my favorite stencils
from Old Sign Stencils...
For this project however, I didn't stencil with it, I traced it....
Using a sharp pencil and wrapping the stencil around
the tin, I traced inside the stencil holes.
Stenciling onto this round tin would have been a little more difficult due to the size of the stencil and the curve of the vase.
I re-thought the process and got the look I wanted.
Once the stencil was drawn onto the tin I used a Sharpie
Oil Paint Stick to color in the design.
When the black paint stick dried I gave the vase
a quick sanding to distress the image.
No need to seal this project with
I'm using faux flowers in my vase pocket but you
can drop in a small jar and add fresh flowers.
Using Old Sign Stencils is a great way to
quickly update any painted project!
Don't miss the Coffee Station Table using
Old Sign Stencils Coffee Stencil...
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