Hello and welcome!
Today I made this beautiful gold and twine vase.
Honestly, it started out as a FAIL, but now I'm
with the result.
I'm one of those people whose ears turn bright red when they lie, or who rub their noses incessantly if they're stretching the truth. So, I'd feel guilty if I didn't tell you exactly what went down.
Here's the sad truth of how I just HAD TO save a 1$ vase, no matter what. I hate giving up.
I had a clear hurricane vase from the Dollar Store, which I bought sometime last year. I decided to tape off the top of the vase, and paint the bottom 2/3rds of it gold. I had to paint 4 coats to get a good cover of paint, without streaks. It took a bit of drying time, but it looked great in the end. Well, it looked great until I pulled off the blue tape, and pulled away chunks of the paint.
I even tried to fix the paint by using a small paintbrush. I didn't want to throw the vase away.
(I know, it's ridiculous - the vase cost me a dollar, a year ago!)
Determined to save the vase (and my dollar!), I realized I could use jute. I sat down and wrapped the top with twine, and kept wrapping until the twine covered the messed up paint.
All I had to do was wrap the twine, using thin lines of hot glue, little by little. (If you do this, you will notice the glue leaves little strings - just let them dry and they pull right off when you're done.)
Wrapping the twine is fairly time consuming, but look how pretty!
Now I need to figure out where to put my vase - and what to put in it.
For now, it's got sticks - I love sticks!
I love the gold with the twine.
I love that the twine covered up the bad paint.
And I love that the paint covered up the boring vase.
What started out as a loss, ended up a win!
Tell me - do you put time and money into a project just because you refuse to give up?