geo­met­ric painted vases

Be in­spired by the mod­ern retro look and add in­stant wow-fac­tor to drab vases us­ing this sim­ple yet ef­fec­tive spray-paint­ing tech­nique

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Add retro style with this easy spray-paint project

Do you have any plain vases that need bring­ing to life? Fol­low our step-by-step guide to give them a splash of colour. This make is per­fect for begin­ners and can be done in just a few hours.

Be sure to use goodqual­ity mask­ing tape to give you crisp, sharp lines and re­mem­ber to work out­side on a dust sheet, as it can get very messy.

1Work­ing out­side on news­pa­per or a dust sheet, spray a layer of white primer over the en­tire sur­face of the vase (ex­clud­ing the base) and leave to dry. For a smooth, even fin­ish. be sure to hold the can ap­prox­i­mately 20cm from the vase and move it slowly across the sur­face as you spray.

2Spray a layer of white satin over the sur­face and leave to dry. Once to­tally dry, use mask­ing tape to make an in­verted V shape on one side of the vase. Cover ar­eas not to be sprayed with news­pa­per and cre­ate crisp lines with the mask­ing tape. Spray, then re­move tape while the paint is still wet.

3Once this layer is dry, tape an­other line to cre­ate a seg­ment over a dif­fer­ent part of the vase. Cover ev­ery­where you don’t want to spray with news­pa­per and then ap­ply a con­trast­ing teal colour to the ex­posed area of the vase. Re­move tape and news­pa­per, then leave to dry thor­oughly.

get cre­ative and ex­per­i­ment with dif­fer­ent geo­met­ric de­signs on each vase. choose a colour combo to suit your ex­ist­ing pal­ette

post­card from a selec­tion at paper­chase. Turquoise sky can­dle, £10.99, yan­kee can­dle

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