Monday, October 5, 2009

DIY Ceramic pitcher

Remember I showed you this little lovely yesterday?



Well this lovely had an imperfection. See it? It's right there, by the handle. It's a crack, an evil crack. It made it impossible for me to put the Kool-aid water and vitamins and everything good for children, in it.


But not to fear, it's still a quite lovely usable vase! Pretty as a clear vase is I knew with a few coats of white it would be even LOVELIER. I was going to go with Heirloom white but instead went with just a basic bright white. #1 Because I was all out of H.W. #2 Because I thought it might look kind of like Milk glass without the details and still be uber cool. This is what you get when you spray paint glass. Sigh. Something so pretty I could cry!



She needed a little ribbon to top her off.



Wait, what's that? Oh right! It's Halloween.



There, much better.

Now for all decorative purposes a vase really isn't a vase without something in it. I remembered the centerpieces my dear friend gave me from her wedding last Oct. 4th (Happy Anniversary Melissa) and unpacked them from the basement. These pictures are horrible, please excuse-- The lighting is horrible and it's late. Anyways, Melissa please avert your eyes as I rip apart something you loved so much.


So this is what is left. The pieces are pretty short, definitely not going to fit in that vase right?



Wrong.
Don't have any Styrofoam in the house? It's okay! Use that Hobby Lobby bag you have left over. Yup, just stuff 'er in, and arrange accordingly. The berries are foam so they are as light as air which means they wont push the bag down and to me they look pretty real.




Looks like something the girls would bring inside for me. I love it. True, it would look great with real flowers in it hint hint but it works. That's what matters. Thanks for stopping by!




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43 comments:

Jen said...

Found you from Between naps/met monday! Super cute idea. I love the way the white looks...and adding the ribbon was spot on! This will make me look at glass in a completely different way!

Your cool friend Cheryl said...

Great way to salvage it! I love the ribbon...I have a soft spot for anything gingham.

Delightful Dwelling said...

It looks very cute, great job!

Hattie said...

well, I had no idea you could paint glass like that! hmmmm... Oh the new ideas! Thanks for sharing :-)

Dresser Girl said...

What a GREAT idea!! How cute!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Very cute and so simple! I love how it turned out. The ribbon really adds a lot as well.

Richella said...

You clever girl! What a great idea!!

Don't you just love it when you have an idea and then it works out really well? :)

The Harris Family said...

wow the white paint really makes it look beautiful. Such a smart idea-I never would of thought to paint a clear vase. I just love it!

Mandy said...

very pretty - great idea!

Katie Kubler said...

Thanks for linking up to my party! Please attach a link on this post back to my blog or party! Thanks girl!

Sherri S said...

I love that you sprayed it! I'm on a paint kick lately too. Awesome project.

Amber said...

I love this! I think I will paint a little hobnail jar I had and turn it into faux milk glass. Great idea!

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

Ahhhh. Very, very clever! Way to go. Love it !

cindy@cottage instincts said...

Beauteous in the extreme :o) I will copy you because imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...so says Anne Shirley of Green Gables fame!
peace, cindy

Kathy said...

I absolutely love the painted glass!!!

Kathy :)

The Tidy Brown Wren said...

I am now running around my house trying to find some clear glass to spray paint. I love it!

Sue said...

I never thought to paint glass! How clever and how cute it turned out! Thanks for the idea.
:-) Sue

Cara said...

Absolutely gorgeous! great job!!

Cara

Holly said...

What a great idea! And I love the berries.

Jennifer Juniper said...

(rustle, rustle, bang, boom...) Oh, hi! Sorry, just digging around for a glass pitcher to paint! Great idea :)

carolyn said...

How fantastic is that?! Did you paint the inside too? And to think I recently threw out a very similar pitcher because it had a crack (sigh).

Lisa said...

Very pretty! Did you spray paint or hand paint? I have a pitcher just like that (sans crack) but it frustrates me because it doesn't hold much. Like one trip around the table and the liquid is gone and you gotta fill 'er up again! So, it sits up in the cupboard. Maybe it's time to put her to use as something else?!

Courtney said...

oh how cute! I wish I found this a few weeks ago, I had that same pitcher with a crack in it and threw it out, so lazy of me.

Jenn said...

Whoa! Definitely need to whip out the spray paint on some old glass vases I have stashed away! :) Great post!

Ashlee said...

That is so Cute! I love repurposing!!! Stop by my blog when you can!

Annie @ Birdcages n Butterflies x said...

Fantastic!!! It looks just gorgeous!
Love your blog!!
Annie x

Gina @ MoneywiseMoms said...

So simple and so cute! Thanks for sharing at DIY Day.

heidi @ Wonder Woman Wannabe said...

great solution! It looks so sweet!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I have spray painted a lot of things but never a pitcher...WOW...it looks GREAT...love your idea!

Blessings,
Linda

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

nice; and I was just wondering to myself today about painting glass!--I was thinking about a glass vase--and you did it!

The White Farmhouse said...

Love the look of your cute little pitcher. Really like the ribbon touch.

erin@my little creative outlet said...

gorgeous!

Leanne said...

I've never painted glass. It looks beautiful. Great job and thanks for sharing. I'll have to try that.

stefanie said...

what a gorgeous transformation!!!!

BLOG CRAZY! said...

Yay so cute what kind of paint did you use it looks so smooth. Also I am so glad I found a creative blogger in Michigan with me I would love to know what part you are from! Happy crafting!

Blessings Amie

shannon said...

This is such a great idea. I have been looking at a ceramic vase at pottery barn for sometime now, but maybe I should try this> certainly would cost less. Great job!

Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating said...

Brilliant idea! So simple, and it turned out stunning.

MotherhoodFilm said...

I really enjoyed looking around your blog! What great ideas!!
Eliza’s blog

Linda Stubbs said...

I was blog surfing and came upon your blog.
That is really a neat idea. I didn't know that you could do that on glass. Wow, when you added all the little extras it made it jump off the page. Really nice job!!
Blessings, Linda
Prairie Flower

Sarah said...

Love it! I have a pitcher with a crack in that I've been saving because I felt bad throwing it away . . . it may just have to be repurposed!

Best,
Sarah

Tracy Suzanne said...

That was a great save. I don't know why I've never thought of something like that. Even using the plastic bags was so smart!

Hugs...Tracy

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