Thursday, November 3, 2011

Anthropologie knock off vase

My very own Anthropologie chrysanthemum vase!

I LOVE this vase (who wouldn't??)



I love everything about it.  Size, color combo (especially the color combo) but I'm to cheap thrifty to spend $28 on one.  I was in my favorite store (goodwill :) and found this obnoxious lovely number.  You might want to slip your sunglasses on.


I lucked out because it's a great shape, and has nice flowers, but seriously?  Pumpkin orange???  Don't worry, I fixed it.


Whew, better already.  Primed and painted with the aqua color.  At this point the vase itself is finished.


Then I hand painted the orange flowers with Gloss Enamel (found with the acrylic paints in the craft store).  I mixed some red with some orange to get just the right color.  Please pretend the mess in the background really isn't there. 


And here it in it's new home.  (Next to my new mercury glass chalkboard and my west elm knock off vase!)




Theirs


Mine












What's the verdict?  Like it?


Happy autumn!

29 comments:

  1. OMG!! So so cool! I love that Anthro vase and been wanting it since it came out. Your version turned out awesome! If I ever find a similar vase definitely will be trying this!

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  2. I have that Anthropologie vase and I love it but yours is just as pretty - love it!
    (Stopping by from Feathered Nest Friday.)

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  3. That is so very clever - and I am with you on loving that colour combo.

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  4. You rock girl! Way to see past the cornea-searing orange and see the potential that vase had to be freakin' awesome! Love the color combo - nice, nice knock off.

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  5. Very cute!! I love that vase too - your version is just perfect! Found you at TT&J! :)

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  6. wow, nice work!! i'm stopping by from tatertots and jello and would love for you to stop by my blog and checkout the huge giveaway going on. http://thelovelypoppy.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-follower-giveaway.html xoxo nicole

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  7. I've had my eye on that vase too! What a great Goodwill find - and you must have had some vision because I might just have passed it by. It's turned out lovely!

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  8. Oh my gosh - I seriously love that vase! I would love to find something like that and paint it like yours!

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  9. OK I am really impressed with this...talk about having some vision girl! I really love how yours turned out...so bold and colorful. It makes me happy just looking at it!

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  10. I might like yours a little better..don't tell Anthropologie haha..great job!
    Sarah
    www.budgetfriendlydecorating.com

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  11. Gorgeous!! I like yours better than the original!

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  12. Wow! Very cool. I SO admire when people are able to recreate for much cheaper. AWESOME.

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  13. I think I would rather buy yours!!! So cute!

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  14. Wow! What a lucky find! I love it :)
    http://www.lovelycraftyhome.com

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  15. I LOVE this! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too!
    OOH! AND, I'm your newest follower! ;)
    www.betweenuandme.com

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  16. YES! Love!! I saw that vase in Anthropologie too and wanted to recreate it!! Adorable! You did such a good job! I saw you on Be Different, Act Normal and am now following your blog! :) Have a great weekend! xo, Reannah

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  17. Looks so much better now. I love it. I'm your newest follower. Hope to see you at DIY Home Sweet Home.
    P.S. I have a link Party every Monday and would love for you to stop by and link up your .
    Jamie
    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

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  18. What a fabulous vignette! Love every item...you are stylin' it and I like your aqua vase/red/orange flowers better than the Anthropologie version! Super adorable.
    ~Pam
    pamspaintparlor.typepad.com

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  19. A great knock off and quite unique! The vignette is lovely.

    Thanks for linking your terrific idea to Potpourri Friday!

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  20. So very pretty! LOVE the color combo you used!

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  21. What a fun knock off! I love the colors as well. Very pretty :)

    I'd love for you to link this up to my link party, Your Whims Wednesday! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/11/your-whims-wednesday-32-and-features.html

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  22. I much prefer your version! Great job, your newest follower, Karima
    www.karimascrafts.com

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  23. The vase looks amazing. I like it better than the expensive version. I would love it if you would link this up to our linky party going on right now.

    http://junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com/2011/11/link-it-up-wednesday_08.html

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  24. I'm heading down to the basement to get the vase I've been wanting to redo. Thanks for all of your lovely ideas and encouragements!!!

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  25. I featured this post on my blog today! ;)

    www.betweenuandme.com

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  26. This vase is great!! Can't wait to read more! New follower!!

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  27. As a person who LOVES unique pottery, especially ones with fun vibrant colors that came that way on their own, I am sorry, but you RUINED it! I love USA pottery and a lot of the stuff you find at good will, is wonderful just the way it is. Anthropologie makes great vases, but theirs are new. Your vase could have been an old hand done vase and now it's no longer the unique style. I get what you were trying to do, but it's like when I find a beautiful piece of pottery and someone has colored on it or drilled a hole in the bottom. It's always so sad.

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