Yesterday my post went up on Vintage Indie for a DIY makeover project that I recently finished. Thanks again to Gabreial for inviting me. You can check it out right here. But I wanted to repost it here on paper and stitch too…
When I started thinking about what I could do for this post, I walked around the house a couple of times to gather up some goodies, and all I seemed to find was some house paint and an old, wooden toothbrush holder.
I really didn’t like the way the container looked, so I thought I would give it a little makeover.
I decided to turn it in to a modern vase, since I really didn’t need a fancy toothbrush holder (seriously what was I thinking when I bought that thing).
You can make one yourself too, with just a few supplies: wooden container, house paint, sandpaper, paint brush, and small glass.
So how do you make it?
Turn a Toothbrush Holder into a Vase
Give the wooden container a good rub down with some sandpaper and then wipe clean.
Once that is finished, you are ready to start painting. I painted the entire piece (inside and out) white.
Once the first coat is dry, apply one more coat to the entire surface.
If your paint job is looking a little clumpy, hit it with a little more sandpaper and then move on to another coat of paint.
Once that is finished, you are now ready to select a contrasting color for the detail areas.
If your wooden container doesn’t have any engraved details, you can paint a leaf or flower motif on it to achieve the same look. I would do a couple coats of this.
We’re almost done. But since we are creating a vase and wood is porous, it doesn’t exactly make a great vase by itself.
So, it is now time to find a small glass that you can stick inside the opening. I happen to have a vintage juice glass that fits perfectly!
Slip it in the opening, fill with water, and you are ready for some flowers.
That’s it for this DIY. I have some more in the wings for next week that I am looking forward to getting posted.