A Quick And Easy Fluted Tin Flower Vase Refresh

I've got such an easy peasy project to share with you this today. It was so easy that I'm almost embarrassed to share with you but it's too pretty not to. I'm hoping my quick and easy fluted tin flower vase refresh makes you think twice about walking by those dated metal decor items you see on thrift store shelves. I mean, look how pretty this is!

Tin flower pot refresh with chalk paint

A quick and easy fluted tin flower vase refresh

This pretty but dated tin vase has been collecting dust in the corner of the workshop for almost a year. The original retailer's price tag read $24.99 and I think we paid $2.00. I loved the pretty feet and fluted top but wasn't a fan of the patina.

Tin flower pot before

It never ceases to amaze me how a fresh coat of paint can completely transform a piece and this was no exception. All I did was brush a couple of coats of Simplicity White chalk paint on it. Easy peasy, right. After the paint dried I hit the embossed details with 220 grit sandpaper for a distressed look.

Distressed white painted tin flower pot

The exterior was protected with clear wax and the inside with two coats of  Rust-oleum Ultra Cover Matte Clear spray.

Chalk painted flower pot inside view

I slipped a dollar store glass cylinder inside and filled it with Spring flowers that were on clearance at our local grocery store.

Painted tin flower pot and Spring flowers

It was the perfect addition to my simple dining room Spring vignette.

Tin flower pot refreshed

Have I inspired you to keep your eyes peeled for tin vases or flower pots on the thrift store shelves? This would make a lovely Mother's Day gift or would be pretty on a wedding guest book table.

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  1. I love the look of this! Thank you for sharing

    1. You're very welcome, thank you for visiting! I'm glad you like the quick and easy vase update. 🙂

  2. Amazing what paint can do! This vase is gorgeous and comes to like with those beautiful 🌸🌸🌷🌷 have a great weekend my friend! 😘

    1. Right! It never ceases to amaze me how white paint can instantly add gorgeousness to tired decor. I hope you had a good weekend! xo


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