Over the past few weeks I’ve been decorating my second guest bedroom. It was completely empty, so I’m basically working with a blank canvas. If you haven’t noticed from a lot of my home projects, one of my favorite colors is aqua. Of course I had to use it in the room, but I did throw a splash of yellow and gray in there also. This project was done on a whim. I was in my local Habitat for Humanity store and I saw a tall porcelain vase for just $10! What a steal, right? Well, come to find out it’s a base of a sink and the top of the sinks were sitting on the shelves next to it.
Since I initially thought it was a vase, I figured that’s what I’d use it for and it would be perfect for the guest room. So, I bought the entire sink and went home to paint my ombre vase. Enjoy!
First, I made sure there wasn’t any dust on the base. I knew that I wanted to use aqua, but I didn’t want it to be plain. I used one shade of aqua paint and added different amounts of black acrylic paint to get the varying shades. I also added a little unsanded grout to make it chalk paint.
I painted the top of the base with the lightest color, the middle with the second lightest, and the bottom with the darkest shade. I made sure that the colors barely touched at the edges, but didn’t overlap.
Once all of the colors were painted on, I used a brush to feather the paint from one shade into the next. I faded the bottom shade into the middle and the middle shade into the top shade.
I allowed the paint to dry and then finished the vase off with spray sealant.