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Pinterest Challenge– ORB Puffy Paint Vase

14 March 2012 23 Comments

PrintI’m super excited to be participating in my very first Pinterest Challenge today!  If you’re new here,  Welcome!  I’m so glad you stopped by.  Don’t be shy, introduce yourself.  And if you’re one of our regular readers, you already know that I’ve been seriously lacking the motivation to complete my puffy paint vase (originally pinned here and source here).  That was until I read about this challenge.  A huge link party on some pretty awesome sites?!  Hosted by four pretty amazing ladies!  Just the kick in the rear I needed to finish up this project.  And you’re probably a little confused because I totally asked for your vote on what colour to go with for this vase and you guys mostly voted white.  I was totally with you, until I wasn’t anymore.  I’m sorry.  The more I thought about where I wanted to place this vase, the more I started leaning towards an ORB finish.  It seemed like the right thing to do to balance the coffee maker on my new coffee station and the future ORB’d mirror and ORB’d hardware that will eventually call the kitchen home.   What do you think?  Was I right or was I wrong right?March 2012 076March 2012 064March 2012 105March 2012 099I’m so happy I decided to participate in this challenge.  Another item was just crossed off my to – do list.  There really is no greater feeling.  Ignore the fact that I added four items to the list as soon as I stroked out puffy paint vase.  And I know all of you regular readers are super observant and probably realize that the vase is sitting atop my newly painted furniture piece.  Stay tuned for the big reveal.

I’ve linked up at Bower Power Blog Link Party, Young House Love Link Party, The Great Indoors Link Party and Hi Sugarplum Link Party.  Check ‘em out.

How the ORB puffy paint vase came to be, in pictures. 
Supplies:  Vase, Puffy Fabric Paint, Spray Paint

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diana

23 Comments »

  • Elisa said:

    Love it! I think most people would paint it white and call it a day, but the ORB looks awesome in that space.

  • Girl (author) said:

    Hey Elisa! So glad you like it as much as I do. I agree white is a little bit more predictable – still beautiful just not quite right for this space.

  • Melanie @ Mailbox Journey said:

    Awesome job!

  • Brandi @ His Shabby Her Chic said:

    Wow! I would have never thought to ORB a vase, but it looks great!

    The vase actually looks like a completely different shape now that you can’t see the swirlies anymore.

  • Girl (author) said:

    Thank You Melanie! I’m totally doing the pinterest challenge the next time it rolls around too. What great motivation.

    Hey Brandi, I agree the vase looks a bit boxier now what you really see the shape instead of all of the chaos that was happening before. I’m thinking I might have to ORB an rhino after reading your post this morning – so fun!

    -Diana

  • Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication.com said:

    I think the ORB looks WAY better on the same table as your coffee pot. It really balances everything out and looks awesome!

  • Girl (author) said:

    Thanks Ashley! I hate how the coffee maker looks – but it’s a non negotiable so at least the vase helps tie it in to the decor.
    -Diana

  • Mina said:

    wow, it really does look great!!!

  • Amy@BuffaloRoam said:

    I am super impressed! Love how it turned out!!

  • Girl (author) said:

    Hi Mina,
    Welcome! And Thank You! I’m so glad you popped by!
    -Diana

  • Girl (author) said:

    Hey Amy! Thank you! You being super impressed is a huge compliment!
    -Diana

  • Gabbi said:

    Diana…it looks so fabulous! You did a wonderful job!

    And I definitely noticed that it was sitting on your new piece for the kitchen. I can’t wait to see that reveal too!

  • Whitney @ Drab to Fab Design said:

    Girl, you were so RIGHT! It looks perfect for that spot. Great eye!

  • Girl (author) said:

    Thank you Gabbi!

    Hey Whitney! Thanks so much!! You have a great eye too! Just look at your house!

    -Diana

  • Mindy@FindingSilverLinings said:

    I’ve seen this, pinned this, and now I need to do this! So many color options. Love!

  • michelle@decorandthedog said:

    Love it! I like the simple design with the puffy paint!

  • Deanna @ TheChangingHouse said:

    I can’t believe you made that! I’m so impressed. I would go into a store and buy that vase right now—that’s how professional it looks!!!!

  • Girl (author) said:

    What lovely compliments from everyone.

    Deanna, That’s so sweet! Thank You!

    -Diana

  • Kelly @ DTTDidc said:

    ORB was a great call – LOVE how your vase turned out :-) And I also love the picture of the pup in your vignette :-)

    Thanks for stopping by DTTD and checking out my gallery wall tutorial. The Pinterest Challenge was a great way to not only discover some cool projects, but to “meet” some new bloggers as well :-)

  • Girl (author) said:

    Thank You Kelly! The pinterest challenge was really fun. I will be participating in the next one for sure! I can’t take much credit for the puppy picture – I took it but he’s naturally photogenic. It’s pretty hard to screw up when your photographing him!
    -Diana

  • Boy + Girl Design » Blog Archive » Before & After–Kitchen Furniture said:

    [...] dent in the Mountain Smoke (I have plans for the rest) and the majority of the ORB was used for my puffy paint vase.  Well worth it if you ask me.  I’m so happy I was able to give this piece a new [...]

  • Erin @ The Great Indoors said:

    I love simple, beautiful projects like this. Looks great, and thanks for linking up with the Winter Pinterest Challenge!

    Erin

  • Girl (author) said:

    Hey Erin! Thanks so much for hosting the challenge. It was fun!
    -Diana

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