Can you easily paint on glass without tons of prep work? Yes, you can when you use Fusion Mineral Paint! In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create this Pottery Barn Color Block inspired vase for a fraction of the price using a thrifted vase and this incredible paint!
This complete tutorial is fun, easy and affordable, because who doesn’t love getting the look for less?!
What Is Fusion Mineral Paint?
Mineral Fusion Paint is an amazing DIY furniture paint that caters to all skill levels and delivers amazing results! This mineral paint requires very minimal prep, exudes virtually no order, is water-resistant and has the topcoat built right into the paint!
Frequently Asked Questions
What surfaces can you paint with Fusion Mineral Paint?
Mineral fusion paint can be used on virtually any surface, which is what makes it so amazing! Depending on the the surface, you may need to alter your prep work to fit the appropriate application. However, Fusion Mineral Paint provides a super easy to follow paint prep guide to point you in the direction for each and every surface!
Can you use Mineral Fusion Paint on glass?
Yes! Isn’t that amazing?! You can even use Mineral Paint on slick surfaces such as glass! Simply paint directly onto your glass without any prep! All you need is your paint and a brush!
Pottery Barn Vase Inspiration
When I spotted these cheerful Color Block Glass Mason Jar Vases from Pottery Barn I was in love, however not so much in love the price. At $149 per vase, I knew I could create this look for a lot less!
Being that I thrift often, I know that there’s typically an abundance of fluted glass vases for mere dollars at almost every thrift store. The only difference, however, is they obviously lack the cheerful color block as seen on the Pottery Barn vases. That is until you paint them!
Fusion Mineral Paint Coverage
Ok, let’s talk coverage for a moment, because this project requires very little product. Fusion Mineral Paint delivers seriously amazing coverage! The first time I used it, I was blown away and will find it hard to go back to using any other paint (and I have tried a lot from painting with leftover paint samples to concrete paint). So know this… while you may spend $28 on a seemingly small paint pot, you’ll have enough paint left over to use on many more mineral paint projects, including furniture painting projects and more!
As a reference, this Pottery Barn Vase DIY used approximately 1 tablespoon of paint, while my mauve desk makeover used roughly 1/8 of the pot. Amazing, right?! Needless to say, I have plenty of paint left over to use on my next few paint projects!
Materials Needed to Make A Pottery Barn Inspired Color Block Vase
- Fusion Mineral Paint
- Paint Brush (my favorite brushes are the Zibra brushes. They are amazing, especially if you plan on any furniture painting projects).
- Painter’s Tape (I recommend using a high quality tape such as Frog’s tape)
- Glass vase (easily found at most thrift stores or try your local dollar store)
How To Make A Pottery Barn Inspired Color Block Vase
- Clean your vase so it is free of dirt, dust and grime
- Use painter’s tap to tape around your the circumference of your glass vase
- Paint your vase below the tape line using Fusion Mineral Paint
- Wait for the first coat to fully dry and apply a second coat
- Use a high quality painter’s tape, like Frog Tape, for cleaner and tighter paint lines.
- For the most crisp line, apply the first coat working swiftly and remove the painter’s tape before the paint is fully dried. Doing so will prevent the paint from pulling up with your tape. Once the first coat has fully dried, line up a second piece of tape to the existing paint line and continue to paint the second coat.
- If you prefer not to line up the painter’s tape a second time, you can use a steady hand to cut into your existing paint line, using it as a guide.
- Eliminate any brush lines or unwanted texture by gently sanding with a sanding block in between coats.
- Disposable Party Cups
- Plastic Eyeballs
- Green Hawaiian Punch
- Coordinating Paper Straws
- Hot Glue Gun + Glue
- Open your bag or eyeballs and heat up the hot glue
- Apply hot glue to the backside perimeter of the plastic eyeballs
- Quickly adhere the plastic eyeball to the front and center of the cup
- Pour, drink and enjoy!
- Make a Monster Jar to display your straws by adding a plastic eyeball to a ball jar. It coordinates and makes for spooky fun Halloween table decor!
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