I recently completed a DIY thrift flip project that I'm excited to share with you. I transformed a balloon-shaped vessel into a stunning piece of home decor. This vessel has a unique texture that I absolutely adore. It's rugged yet soft to the touch, and I believe this is due to the plaster or filler used in its construction. The result is a beautiful contrast between the smooth and textured areas of the vessel.

Thrift store decor flips are a great way to give old items new life, and this project was both easy and satisfying. By repurposing this vessel, I was able to create a one-of-a-kind statement piece that adds character and charm to my home.

If you're looking for a budget-friendly way to decorate your home, consider heading to your local thrift store and getting creative with some DIY projects. With a little bit of effort and imagination, you can transform thrifted items into unique and beautiful decor pieces that reflect your personal style.


DIY - Plaster/filler finished vase






25 September 2022

DIY Aged Vessels - Thrift Flip - Faux Stone & Antiquing Effects

I had so much fun with this week's DIY project! I got lost in the creative process and had a blast experimenting with different mediums. The finished pieces are absolutely fabulous, if I do say so myself.

One of my favorite items from this project is the balloon vase. It's made from gib wall or plaster filler, which gives it a unique texture that I love. The jug was another fun project - I used multiple layers of baking soda paint to create a beautiful, rustic look.

But perhaps my most ambitious project was creating concrete vases out of a glass vase and a wine bottle. The end result was stunning - I'm thrilled with how they turned out!

This DIY project is just one of many in my growing collection of home decor projects inspired by popular shops like West Elm, Anthropologie, Magnolia Home, Restoration Hardware, and Pottery Barn. With a little bit of creativity and ingenuity, you can create beautiful, high-end decor items at a fraction of the cost.


The Jug - perhaps my favourite of these DIY's

The paint/baking soda layers on this are nothing special I think


DIY - Paint /Baking Soda finished vase


what makes this one is the dirt rub and the fake moss/grass and golden acrylics gold/green

Spray Black

Add a layer of baking soda paint


Add a layer of baking soda paint

Paint layer - Tan (as I did not like the reddish colour below)

Golden acrylics gold/green dabbed in places

Lime Wash and fake moss

Lime Wash and dirt

Spray matt varnish



Donna O'Donoghue