Rusty Route 66 Metal Flower Vase

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Never over look thrift store and garage sale items
that may look hopeless at first...

Rusty Route 66 Metal Flower Vase and Stencil

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 

Rusty Route 66 Metal Flower Vase and Stencil

When the paint dried I pulled out one of my favorite 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.

Rusty Route 66 Metal Flower Vase and Stencil

When the black paint stick dried I gave the vase
 a quick sanding to distress the image.

No need to seal this project with 

Rusty Route 66 Metal Flower Vase and Stencil

I'm using faux flowers in my vase pocket but you 
can drop in a small jar and add fresh flowers.

Rusty Route 66 Metal Flower Vase and Stencil

Using Old Sign Stencils is a great way to 
quickly update any painted project!

Rusty Route 66 Metal Flower Vase and Stencil

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Old Sign Stencils Coffee Stencil...

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  1. You did a great job on the Route 66! Great project!

  2. Susan - great job on this project!


  3. Great job Susan. I love your creative use of this fun Route 66 stencil!


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