Plutonium Spray Painted Crystal Vase

So on Monday I showed you guys Ellie’s “temporary” bedroom makeover at my brother’s house, now I’ll be showing you guys some of the fun DIY projects that went along with it! First up… a fun tin vase makeover.

painted tin vaseI actually found this gray tin vase at HomeGoods in the clearance section for $3. I wanted something tall for on top of her toy organizer, but it wasn’t the right color. So in came Plutonium Spray Paint.

plutonium spray painted vaseI used this spray paint for Ellie’s book holder that I showed you guys a couple weeks ago. I truly loved the paint color and had some leftover so decided put it to good use! One quick coat and the vase was covered, dried in about 5 minutes as well. Love this paint.

spray painted plutonium vaseTo match Ellie’s new bedspread I added some crystal circle gemstones from Hobby Lobby.

painted crystal vaseI just kind of spaced them out as I went along, leaving out the center diamond (so it matched her bedspread a little more). Then I just filled the vase with some hot pink and white flowers.

painted tin vase

plutonium painted tin vase

Total cost of project…
Vase: $3
Crystals: $1.50 (50% off from Hobby Lobby)
Plutonium Spray Paint: leftover from old project!

DIY painted vaseIf you want to buy this spray paint, you can order it from Red Posie’s website.
They even have free shipping right now!
This one can lasted me the book case and vase projects!

plutonium spray paint tin vase

One Dresser, Six Ways

When I purchase a new piece of furniture I often try to imagine using it another way in our home: double duty furniture I say. I mean I switch things around so often I might buy a sofa table for our family room that will soon end up in our entryway instead.

Case in point, my white dresser (I chose this one from Sauder). I first bought it to go in our guest bedroom, but later decided to use Ben’s childhood dresser in that space. So what to do with this new piece? It now holds all of my supplies in my craft room, nicely organized and hidden away behind closed drawers.

craft room dresserBut then I got to thinking about how you can style a piece of furniture and take on a completely different look and feel. Change paint. Change accessories. Lots of options.

So here’s a couple different ways I can “upcycle” my white Sauder dresser


blue and gold dresserThis dresser can immediately get a facelift against a beautiful greige painted wall, a sunburst mirror, and two glamorous glass lamps. Great if you’re looking for an upscale look on a smaller budget! Maybe a master bedroom?


girly dresserHow adorable would this look in your teenage daughter’s bedroom against a pink wall with a beautiful painting above? Finish off the look with stylish lamps and a matching flower arrangement.


beach themed dresserI’m thinking it’s about time the boys got a turn. Give this dresser a masculine feel with rustic touches like a rope lamp, darker wall prints, and maybe even mod podge a map onto the drawer fronts?


funky dresserBecause this dresser is white, it’s easy to add huge pops of color without getting overwhelmed. I like to find a piece of art to hang above then pull colors from it for additional accessories, like a lamp and flower arrangement. If you’re going bold though, don’t go overboard with the knick knacks.


elegant dresserEven affordable pieces of furniture can get an upscale makeover with the right accessories. An elegant paint color, a statement mirror, and maybe even new hardware to match. Love the possibilities!

So there you have it.
One piece of furniture. Six styles.
Which is YOUR favorite?

dresser style ideas

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sauder. The opinions and text are all mine.