I loved this vase from Adonde but at $205 it’s way out of my price range. On a mission for furniture, I stopped by The Mill Store in Malden, MA. While there I picked up (among other things) two wood bowls for $3 each and $3 acrylic paint from Michael’s and got to work.
Tools & Supplies
- two wood bowls– try your local unfinished furniture store, but I see them at thrift stores and stores like Target & TJ Maxx may have them too
- neon pink acrylic paint
- a small flat brush
- painter’s tape
- Dremel and sanding band
- clamp (optional, I didn’t use one but you might feel more comfortable with one)
- gloves and safety glasses
- miller high life (optional)
1.) Attach the sanding band to the Dremel and sand your edges down. You may want to use a c-clamp for this, but I used the medium setting on the Dremel so it wasn’t necessary. It’s really hard to get it even all around, so you can either embrace the organic (uneven) quality or sit there for an hour doing this first step. If you choose the later, congratulations, yours will come out great, but I didn’t.
2.) Tape off the outer edges of the bowl with painter’s tape. I over estimated my abilities and initially didn’t tape off the inside, but I did later.
3.) Get painting! It’s going to take quite a few coats, especially if you buy the cheap acrylic paint that I did. If you want a matte finish like mine, I’d stick with this or a nicer brand, but if you don’t mind gloss, look for enamel or maybe latex if your hardware store carries small test jars in neons. It should come out more opaque, but it’ll highlight the uneven edges.
4.) After it dried, touch up any smudges with a Q-tip and non-acetone nail polish remover.
Now, place on your dresser/ coffee table/ desk/ counter and use to catch your small things.