For my painted living room post I wanted something fun for my faux mantel. I made these cute gold paint stripe vases to put some beautiful flowers in. I had the idea because I knew I wanted do to something with a bit of glimmer on the mantel.
They were really easy to make using a multi-surface paint.
I washed and cleaned a glass vase and made sure it was 100% dry. I found some cute ones that had a pretty gold stripe around the rim, and I thought the gold paint would accentuate that.
To get the really rough paint stripe look, you actually want to use a super cheap paint or chip brush, you want the bristle texture to come through.
I found once you start moving around the outside it’s easier to carefully put it it on it’s top and work around it that way.
You may need to do 2 coats depending on how transparent you want the stripes to be.
I bought these beautiful Protea flower bouquets at my Whole Foods and thought they were just beautiful. I’ve actually never seen them before, I just thought they looked so beautiful, adn so interesting.
The gold paint stripe vases with the flowers looked perfect against the white background with the gold mirror. They added a touch of color.
I love how the striping on the vase has a very organic feel to it.
I only filled the water to just the base of the gold striping so you can’t really see it. I like how the flowers and stems look like they are just sitting in the vase.
They are really simple and I like how simple they are. They are also season-less, so I could leave them up all year of I wanted to.
I love that this could also be made with copper paint, or really any color at all! This would make such a nice hostess or housewarming gift!
You can also see how to make these faux gold leaf bottle with spray paint.