This DIY has been on my list FOOOREEEVER. Seriously! I have seen so many amazing marbled projects all around blogland and I had to try it myself. Who knew that pretty nail polish can not only make your nails shine, but a simple $1 store vase could look Ah-mazing after a little 2 minute transformation using some colorful nail polish.
Marbling the vase literally took a few minutes. I bought this glass vase few months ago at Dollar Tree because I loved the shape. I really loved it. It looked OK with fresh flowers, but overall it was pretty BLAH…so I decided to make her look fabulous with some fun springy colors.
My favorite season, SPRING, is right around the corner and I can not wait for lovely flowers to start blooming. I got a bouquet of gorgeous roses at Trader Joe’s over the weekend for $3.99.
Say What..? Yes, that is how much I paid for a dozen roses. #myfavoritestore
So here is my $1 – BLAH glass vase. Ehhh…looks ok, right ? But why not to make it look amazing?
As a first step, I quickly spray painted the glass vase to white. I only spray painted the outside and a little bit of the inside, only the top part as it would not be visible anyways.
I always have a bottle of white spray paint handy as I literally use it for everything. My favorite is the Rustoleum primer and paint.
Then I got my nail polish out.
In a big plastic bucket, (a bigger size bucket than my vase- so the water would cover the vase all the way when I dip it in.) poured water in.
I added 2 colors of nail polish into the water.
Note: Get ready, it will have really strong smell.
This is my very first nail polish marbling project so it was sort of like an experiment. ( I already have my next project in my mind so stay tuned:-).
Now I know that I could have added more nail polish into the water to have more colors shown on my vase. i only put a few drops into the water 9 see in my bucket, it spread in the water right away)
I needed to be quick. I dipped my vase in the water and removed it immediately.
The nail polish sticks on the surface of the vase, creating this beautiful marble effect. So easy and so pretty!
I placed my vase onto paper towel to dry.
Update: Reader’s Question: “How did you disposed the leftover nail polish…?”
As I put so little nail polish into the water, almost all of it went on the vase. The rest of the nail polish can be taken out from the water with a stick so you don’t drain it in the sink.
The yellow color is visible only in a few spots but it gives a little twist to the dark color.
$1 store vase turned into an expensive looking piece.
Isn’t it beautiful?
I never knew that it would be so easy to do marbling.
I hope I inspired you get those nail polishes out from your drawer and marble something gorgeous today.
Pin it to remember for it later
And “she” found her place on my nightstand, freshening up my bedroom beautifully.
Here you can see a little sneak peek of my next post:-)
Check out my Marbled Easter Eggs (fun)
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Happy marbling my friends!