Dollar Tree Vase Makeover

Have you ever done a DIY that had a lot of potential but you just didn't love it?

Did you ever think about making it over again?

Here at Homeroad I try to do projects that will apply to many styles... even if it isn't mine. 

Today I'm changing things up with this crazy post and making over a makeover... 

If you missed that makeover you can read all about it in this story where I give you all the DIY details.

green and terra cotta bumpy vase

I began this project with clear vases and a bag of glass gems from the Dollar Tree. 

bag of glass gems

Cute and I loved the terra cotta painting effect but it just wasn't the neutral style color I need for my home.

So I mixed myself up a mixture of 3/4 cup of off white paint and about 3 tablespoons of baking soda. 

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You can use a light grey paint to get a cement look too. 

I dabbed the paint mixture all over the green vase using a stiff paintbrush.

When the paint dried I mixed a tiny amount of brown paint into my off white paint and dabbed it on for more dimension. 

white antiqued looking vases

You can add more color for a darker effect. 

antiqued looking white textured vases with greenery

Ok, this is what I'm talking about! 

Now these dollar store vases are perfect for my house! 

2 textured vases on a shelf

They are almost like this chenille dot vase I made to match my bed comforter. 

chenille vase with tulips

Never worry about making over a project if it isn't exactly what you want. 

Paint fixes everything!

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painted bumpy vases with texture

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .