This has got to be one of my favorite thrift flips to date! I’ve been loving the “aged pottery” trend and have been wanting to incorporate it into my own home decor. I love natural textures and knew I could make something that I loved for cheap! I picked up a vase at my local thrift store and with just a few supplies, decided to create my own DIY Textured Plaster Vase.
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- Vase. I thrifted mine – there usually are plenty of options at thrift stores!
- Perfect Plaster
- Primer Spray Paint
- Black Chalkboard Spray Paint
- Measuring Cups
- Latex Gloves
- Plastic Bucket
- Stir Sticks
- Putty Knife
- Tin Pans
Step 1: Prime the Vase
First, spray your vase with a coat of primer. This will help the plaster better adhere to the vase when you get to that point.
Let the primer dry for at least a few hours.
Step 2: Plaster the Vase
After the vase has dried, it is time to mix the plaster. The ratio is 1lbs of Perfect Plaster to every 1 1/3 cup of water.
Using a scale, measure 1lbs of Perfect Plaster and add to a plastic bucket.
Then, add in the 1 1/3 cup of water and mix until it becomes a paste.
If you feel like it’s too watery (like I did), add some more of the Perfect Plaster little by little until it becomes a paste-like consistency.
Once you have it at a good consistency, start applying it to your vase using a putty knife. Don’t be afraid to really apply it thick and to move it in every direction. This way, you will end up with a great texture at the end!
Let the plaster dry overnight.
Step 3: Spray Paint the Vase
Once the plaster has dried, spray paint the vase. I used a black chalkboard paint and I loved how it turned out!
The chalky finish was just what I was going for, which I feel like gave it a more vintage look.
Step 4: Adding More Texture
To give the vase even more texture and color variation there are a fews things you can do.
I mixed a little bit of Perfect Plaster with some soil and created a paste by adding some water. Using my fingers, I rubbed the paste over the vase until I had it how I liked it.
Another technique I did on my vase was to simply dampen some soil and rub it all over the vase.
This technique made a huge difference and really made the vase look old – which is the goal!
Step 5: A Quick Sand
The final step is to give your vase a quick sand. I used 150 grit sandpaper and this helped to get rid of any sharp points that were created when I applied the plaster.
Sand as much or as little as you like.
You’re done! This was such a fun project which ended with an awesome result. The texture the plaster gave was exactly what I was going for.
I hope you enjoyed this DIY Textured Plaster Vase and hope it inspires you to try this technique!
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