The Perfect Boho Thrifted Faux Terracotta Vases
UPGRADE YOUR OLD AND THRIFTED VASES TO AN EARTHY BOHO LOOK
Got old, dated, or ugly vases? I have a solution for you! These faux terracotta vases look so great in your space and allow you to reuse something you’re not using anymore!
If you’re interested in DIY Fall decor, be sure to check out this Fall DIY Wheat Wreath and these DIY Scrap Wood Lanterns.
- Thrifted/outdated vases
- Sample size paints in a range of terracotta + cream colors
- Baking Soda
- Paint Brushes
Honestly, once you have everything together, there really is nothing to it! I have this 5lb bag of baking soda but you really DONT need anything this large for this project. The sample paints were pretty easy to grab at The Home Depot and the brushes were cheap throw away brushes from Ikea.
The ratio is up to you! If you do less baking soda, the paint will just be a little gritty. If you want a thick, clay look, you will have to add more. Mix thoroughly to make sure there aren’t any clumps of baking soda.
Paint vases with the thick paint! Keep in mind that the paint will dry slightly darker. I applied multiple layers, one to get the vase covered, and 1-2 more to create texture.
IF I WERE TO DO IT AGAIN
If I were to do it again, I would’ve sprayed a self-etching primer or I would have tried to rough up the glass surface with sanding. I fear that the paint is barely hanging on to the glass and that it will chip. At least I’ve got leftover paint to touch it up.
To finish it off, I applied a clear matte polyurethane. This is because of what I said above, I fear it’s going to chip. This is to help prevent that. Even if I had properly prepped the surface, I would have still applied the clear matte polyurethane.
Once the faux terracotta vases are sealed, group them in your home with some dried and bleached plants for the perfect boho look!
Wow! These look awesome. Great idea. Thanks for sharing.
These turned out awesome. I love that idea. Thanks for sharing.
aw thanks so much! I’m so glad you like them!
These look amazing! I have a couple of old vases in my donate pile … I may have to resurrect them and give this a try! xo
Another great diy and they turned out amazing
aw thanks so much! I love that I was able to repurpose old vases to get an expensive look!
These are perfect for fall and will match with so many decor styles!
Those are so cool! What a great idea!
What a great look! Baking soda is such an easy solution…
Loving these! I love how they turned out. You did great!