A Beginners DIY Project to Complete This Weekend…
I’ve been wanting to do this DIY faux stone vase project for ages, ever since my husband put me on a budget for our home makeovers. These stone vases are gorgeous, but boy, do they cost a pretty penny. I absolutely love the texture they bring to a home, but if I was going to make it happen in mine, I was going to have to recreate it.
There are many tutorials on how to create this DIY faux stone vase on Pinterest and YouTube. Personally, you’ve got to find the method that works for you. Mine is similar, but I went with emulsion paint rather than the favoured chalk paint.
This DIY project is so quick and simple to do, you’ll be able to crack this out in a weekend. I did mine in under 24 hours and was styling it within two hours of it getting its final coat. I had most of the supplies in my home, only buying the vase once I had found the perfect one. So, if you’re stuck for something to do this weekend, why not give this DIY faux stone vase project a go?
DIY Faux Stone Vase.
For this project, you’ll need your chosen vase and the following:
1 tester paint pot, I used Farrow & Ball School House White
3 tbsp bicarbonate of soda
A handful of compost or dirt
1 can of sealer, in a matte finish
Firstly, you need to make the paint mixture. You’re looking for a paste-like consistency, so for me, three tablespoons of bicarbonate of soda was ideal. From there, you simply have to paint your vase. For myself, it took two coats and it dried very quickly. You may have to do the bottom of your vessel last.
Once you’ve painted your vase, now it’s time to make it look aged. To do this, you simply whipe the dit onto the newly-painted vessel. How you happy it is up to you. I went dark on the bottom and then patchy on top. To get the different colour varients, you can add a little water. To see how I did it, do check out the webisode.
Once you’ve added your dirt, now it is time to apply your sealer to lock it all in. From there it will be touch dry from an hour, but I left it a little longer to be sure. And that’s it. Your DIY faux stone vase is ready to dazzle in your home.