Cement Look Vase Makeover

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Things have been crazy busy for me the last month or so with the kids school holidays, umpteen different projects on the go and enormous amount of work I have behind the scenes on my blog re-design (very exciting!).

So I thought I’d take time to quickly share a little vase upcycle / makeover that I managed to get done during the holidays using some cement look structure paint.


Images of large vases before and after a makeover with cement look paint


Last year we bought a second hand static caravan on a lovely holiday park in Friesland.

The caravan was in quite a good state and we were lucky enough to get the complete contents thrown in with the sale.

The decor however is a little bit dated so I am on a mission to revamp it without spending too much money so I am trying to use the things I already have.


Cement Paint Vase Makeover 2


I inherited with the caravan a pair of lovely big vases.  I really liked the shape and the size of the vases but with regard to the design it desperately needed bringing up to date!


Old Fashioned Vases Before Makeover


I already had some cement look structure paint which I bought a while ago from ‘Action’(a discount store here in the Netherlands).

It was only around €2 for the bottle so I was curious to see how it would look.


Cement Look Structure Paint

Image of Home Deco Cement Look Structure Paint

Cement Look Structure Paint


First I took the vases and gave them a good wash!


Close Up Image Of Cracked Old Vase Before Makeover


I debated whether or not I should try to fill the pattern on the vase but decided in the end just to paint straight over it.


Image Showing The Painting Of An Old Vase With Cement Paint


The paint went on super easy but it did take me a total of 4 layers to get complete coverage.  I allowed about half an hour drying time between the layers.


Image Showing Second Layer Of Cement Paint Being Applied To Vase


To paint the 2 vases (inside and out) I used about 3/4 of the bottle of paint.


Image of upcycled vases displayed in window with foam flowers


I was pretty happy with the end results.

The flowers also came with the caravan and (upon closer inspection) area a little tatty around the edges so I still need to look for something to replace them with.


Cement Paint Vase Makeover 10



Now I just need to see to the upholstery!




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4 thoughts on “Cement Look Vase Makeover

  • July 3, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    That’s a neat way to update vases! Would probably look great on old flower pots too! Pinned to try this later 🙂

  • July 18, 2016 at 9:48 am

    That looks great, I wonder if they sell something similar in South Africa. I need to check. I’m glad you didn’t fill in the pattern, it adds a lovely touch to the finished vases.

    • July 22, 2016 at 2:29 pm

      Thanks again Michelle 🙂 I think if you can’t get the same type of paint it would probably work with either acrylic paint or chalk paint with some sand thrown in to give it the texture.

  • July 28, 2016 at 2:44 am

    Sam, What a great project! I’m going to have to look for this paint! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Brag About It! Pinning to share.


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