Thursday, September 29, 2011

When one thing Leads to another!

If you have been following along, yesterday I was working on 'dipping' something as this technique seems to be my new love.  I was sure there was something in my house that I could 'dip' so I no longer had to just admire this look online but could have a little of its loveliness right here at home. 

I have been working on a huge house and yard fall clean-up list this week so have been refraining from any 'projects'.  I decided it was time for a little break and this would give me my 'quick fix'.

These vases sitting on the shelf in our 'water closet' were definitely in need of a little life.

A little measuring,

A little taping,

A little spraying,

Dipped Look.

But wait,  still fairly lifeless.  In hind sight I should have chose a color to spray the vases rather than a silver metallic.  My options were pretty limited though, as I only had white, black, Oil Rubbed Bronze, and silver on hand and I wanted to do them TODAY!!! (or yesterday).  So silver it was. 

This corner still needed some help though so off I went on a little tour to see what I could find to add some more dimension.  The box of leftover twigs from my twig wreath was the first thing I came across.  I sprayed a couple branches with my Oil Rubbed Bronze paint (they needed to be a little darker so one quick coat gave me the color I wanted but still left all the natural goodness showing).  Although a little better, still not quite enough.  I then stumbled upon some pallet wood cut-offs from another project.  Sanded them.  Glued them together.  Put a coat of polyurethane on. 

I love wood.

Needless to say, I never crossed one item off my fall clean-up list.  So much for just a 'quick fix'.


  1. I like em! They look modern and clean! :)
    I love the twigs!! I just did cherry blossom branches with some twigs! Love the natural look!
    You should check it out here:

  2. I really like the silver. I'm really liking the dipped look. You made it look so easy. I may have to try it.

  3. What a great update! I am going to "pin" this on my Pinterest board...I think this would be a great party idea too for table decorations. Thanks for sharing. I saw your post over at Frugalicious Friday.

  4. These are so cute!! I love them. I would love for you to link up with at I hope to see you there!
    New follower,

  5. Cleverly done! The dipped vases came out great and your additions really styled up the whole area. The orchids laying in the curled tray are gorgeous.

  6. Awesome Idea, I've GOT to try it! Thanks for visiting us at

  7. I love the simplicity of this project and I just LOVE the results as well! I may have to try it! I am your newest follower.


  8. Love the results, even if it was one of those wayward projects that just seem to get away from you!

  9. wow that is a really really cool idea, I love how they turned out!

  10. these look great!!! really like how they turned out!

  11. Marci, thanks for stopping by my blog to see our kitchen today...and for the record, I think your vases look pretty awesome too! I wondered how you'd go about getting that dipped look...

  12. you're a flipping genius! just pinned this =) can't wait to try it out with some old vases!!!

    thanks! xoxo