Have you ever wondered if you could paint ceramic vases or those vintage water pitchers? You most certainly can! Absolutely no reason not to paint them in my opinion. This one is definitely not my style and it’s getting a new and modern update. More of a Farmhouse Glam look. I can’t wait to show you how I did it.
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How To Paint Ceramic Vases Quick And Easy
What You’ll Need To Paint Ceramic
- Ceramic Vase / Ceramic Pitcher
- Slick Stick (bonding primer for slick surfaces)
- Drift Wood (chalk mineral paint)
- Cotton (chalk mineral paint)
- Spray Mist Bottle
- Gold Metallic Paint
- White Wax
- Wax Brush
Prep Before Painting Ceramic
Let’s get started! First, you will need to clean your ceramic vase/pitcher well. Use a mild soap and water and rinse well. Next, apply a bonding primer to the slick surface. This will allow the paint to adhere to the ceramic properly. 1 coat of the primer/bonder will do the trick.
I did not paint the complete inside of the vase/pitcher. Only just inside enough that the paint line could not be seen from outside. This will also allow the vase/pitcher to hold water for fresh flowers if you chose.
Next, chose a color you love. I used a chalk mineral paint for ease of use and I’ll be showing you a cool trick that involved a drippy modern look. Chalk Mineral Paint can be used in many ways to create unique and stylish looks on your home decor. Apply 1-2 coats depending on the color you choose. Lighter colors may need two coats. Allow drying completely before this next step.
Creating A Design On The Vase/Pitcher
For this design, chose a lighter complimentary chalk mineral paint color that you love for the painted ceramic project. Paint around the base of the vase/pitcher about 1/3 from the bottom. It doesn’t have to be full coverage. Just get it on there.
Next, while the paint is still wet, use a spray mist bottle with water and spray directly over the wet paint on the painted ceramic and watch the magic happen! This is very messy so make sure you have a good surface and plenty of paper towels on hand.
Next, repeat that step with another chalk mineral paint color. I chose Metallic Gold for this one. OMG! I’m in LOVE.
Sealing The Painted Ceramic Vase/Pitcher
Allow the painted design you created on the ceramic vase/pitcher dry completely overnight. Next, apply wax over the whole project and buff off with a soft cloth to seal and protect your newly painted ceramic vase.
The End Results
And… the bowl can be used separately for displaying florals or other items of home decor. BONUS! This will be a great addition to my staging decor items for my furniture makeovers too. So, whatcha think? I’d love to hear your opinion on painting ceramic vases. I know some don’t always agree with paint, but I believe it’s better to salvage than filling up our landfills and who doesn’t love a good home decor hack. Here’s another home decor project with an old picture frame. It’s a great way to layer your home decor on your walls.
Until the next project…