It’s all about that vase! I instantly fell in love with the curves of the vase when I saw it in the thrift store. It was so refreshing compared to the general vases you see lining the shelves in bulk. The striking in and out movement was just eye catching. Something about it instilled a sense of modern funk inspiration in my head. With that as my focus, I started my DIY – painting this clear vase gold!
I just uploaded a video on how to transform a thrift store vase, documenting how I transformed this clear vase into golden perfection. It’s so easy!
Someone pulling the strings of fate had lead me to find these unique, and truthfully really fun looking silk stems. Are they silk if there is no silk on it? I don’t know, but these fun little blue bubble branches are wonderful to work with. The texture between the blue branches and the smooth gold vase play so well together, especially with the gold studded runner underneath, acting as the inverse in texture combinations between the blue and gold elements.
To break up the gold and blue, I opted for simple and clean lines for the napkin and napkin rings. Clean off white napkins were paired with simple blue napkin rings so to best compliment the focal centerpiece and runner.
Believe it or not, this tablescape only cost me about $33 to make. Here’s where I found all of the elements for this funky blue and gold table decor:
- Gold tablecloth – had on hand
- Blue napkin rings – had on hand
- White napkins – had on hand
- Blue table runner with gold studs – $15 from TJ MAXX
- Vase (before being painted gold) – $3 from Goodwill
- Gold glass paint – purchased at local craft store for about $5.50 (with coupon applied)
- Blue bubble bead branches – 3 branches sets for about $3 each from my local craft store (seasonal section)
For a little over $30, that’s absolutely worth it for making my own funky, modern table decor in blue and gold. All those textures just delight the eyes when you get to look at it all. And as I always say, it’s important to think about what you have on hand already, and for what you don’t have: what can you find at your local thrift shops?
If you’d like to see more DIY tablescapes and table decor ideas, largely sourced from local thrift stores and clearance racks, CLICK HERE to see more of my tablescapes created for my 2017 tablescape challenge. There are some really incredible looks for surprisingly cheap prices!
Don’t forget to pin these for future reference:
Are you a fan of this color combination? Or do you prefer a dark blue and gold combination, instead of the lighter blue I used?
Lisa N. says
What a lovely decoration for the table.
Many thanks, Lisa! It’s simple but pretty 🙂
Those blue bauble stems are ridiculously awesome!
Right?! I hope next spring they have more in different colors, because I LOVE these things.