DIY gilded geodesic vase

I spotted this vase at Value Village several months ago. The colour was pretty boring, but the shape reminded me of some geodesic accessories I'd been coveting (spotted here) and I figured I could easily spray paint it.

So I took it home, put it on a shelf and forgot about it until the weather was too cold for spray painting. Dammit, self. Luckily I had discovered gilding by then and in less than 5 minutes I had this beauty (well, more like 10 if you include transplanting time).

I used the same bottle of Martha Stewart's bronze liquid gilding that I used here and here (I also used it on a picture frame - not the one seen here - and still have plenty left, so I'm going to go ahead and say the tiny bottle is well worth its $11.99 price tag). 

{Are we the only people who still have a landline?}

I wanted to apply a clear gloss finish, but Adam said he liked the matte look so I left it (I think he was right anyway). I also re-painted my thrifted wooden tray and finished that with my clear gloss spray (I needed something glossy). I liked the blue, but the white works better in our living room now that I've switched a few things around. I need to take some updated pictures for you guys, but I'm waiting for a certain giant rug to arrive first :)

BTW, I just looked back at my pictures when I first put my DIY message center together...what happened to all the pens?!?!


  1. It looks like something from West Elm, I love it.

  2. Looks great! Very modern. :)

  3. This is fantastic! I must get my hands on some of that - I was out in the snow the other weekend spraying my flower pot gold (and I got it on my coat - no good). This looks amazing - what a good eye you have!

  4. Thank you! I made the mistake of doing a little spray painting inside - my husband was ready to kill me over the smell!

  5. Cute! I love the hit of gold on the newly white tray. I was jealous when your pens were all orderly and uniform. Mwahaha. Mine are always a jumble of freebies. I won't buy any, until I use up my giant bag of freebies but they just never seem to run out . . . lol. Good luck with the spoons!! (Don't forget, handwash only).


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