7.07.2014

DIY Painted Glass Vases {$100 Gift Card!}



I've come to realize over the years since becoming a homeowner that painting doesn't always have to be thought of as such a draining task, and it also doesn't always mean time consuming. At first, I dreaded painting anything in our home simply because I had this idea that it would be horrible, but I was wrong and I've grown to love it (as I'm sure you've noticed with all my crazy DIY projects!) because of how easy it is to transform even the smallest of items in your home that result in dramatic differences.

I love being able to put my own creative touch on items in our home to fit our style and it's so easy to do so by just adding a couple coats of paint. Giving something a complete makeover by just adding some paint and being done within a couple of hours? Count me in.

 
before their pretty makeover...
Much like how most of my projects start, I first turned to Pinterest because I have been hoarding this collection of clear vases and wanted to try and get some color inspiration for giving them a makeover with my favorite Glidden paint (the swatches are easy to pick from and color goes on smoothly). I was pretty much sold on a gold + turquoise blue combination for these vases after pinning only a few items that inspired me (you can see my full board full of inspiration for this project here).

So, my newest project was born: DIY Painted Glass Vases!
I promise that any of you can do this project, and your new pretty vases will be so happy you did! They are just begging for a makeover. 

You will need:
-Clear vases of your preference (mason jars would be great too!)
-Plastic cup
-Glidden paint (my personal preference because of their color selection-you can purchase at Home Depot) 
-Clear lacquer

Step 1: Instead of brushing the inside of the vases, we used a swirl and coat method. Pour the paint in the bottom of your glass container.

Step 2: Tilt the glass from side to side and let the paint swirl around in the vase until you get it completely covered. You can turn the vase upside down and use the plastic cup to let any excess paint drip out.


Step 3: Allow your vase to drain upside down on a paper towel (I recommend doing this somewhere outside for obvious reasons) and make sure you wipe off any paint that may have got on the outside part of the glass.

Step 4:
Place vase upright again to let dry in a warm area. Check your paint can for drying time. Once the inside is completely dry, spray a water-based lacquer over the painted area to protect it. You won't want to miss this step if you plan on putting any kind of liquid inside!

 

From here, all you need is some fresh flowers and voila!


At the last minute since I loved using these Glidden paint colors so much I decided to spruce up some old ceramic planting pots I had in our garage. I just wiped them down first with a wet paper towel and then painted them with a foam paintbrush... easy, 10 minute project!


And last but not least, if you aren't wanting to keep your vases outside, you can always style them inside. I love how these vases look in our family room, much more appealing than the old clear ones!


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129 comments

  1. I enjoy painting furniture the most. I have done dressers, desks, dressing tables, an armoire, a HUGE railroad storage unit, coffee tables, etc. I can't stop!

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  2. https://twitter.com/tammigirl/status/486150393383378944 - a tweet about it.

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  3. I love painting and repurposing mason jars. We used them as centerpieces for my wedding and then I have reused them for all kinds of things in my home.

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  4. I'm not a seasoned painter, but being new homeowners I see a lot of painting of walls in our future.

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  5. https://twitter.com/hedgypenguin/status/486160458294898688

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  6. These are so cute! Painting is definitely not one of my best skills, but I don't think I"d be able to screw these up haha ;)

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  7. I love those! I think I know what my next DIY project will be... SO cute! I love painting everything but my favorite project so far has been refinishing and painting an end table that I got from my great grandmother! It looks great after it's facelift but still is a treasure from her :)

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  8. I think my painting skills are still stuck at spray painting hahaha but let me tell you, I've got spray painting things gold down to a science ;)

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  9. Here's my tweet!

    https://twitter.com/lhein92/status/486163904477663232

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  10. I love painting the walls in our house. It's a big task, but it's amazing how you can transform a room with just a little paint. I also painted a ton of items for our wedding. It was great to take a bunch of inexpensive, mix-matched items, and make them all work together with just a little white paint. It really pulled everything together, and would have been so much more expensive and time consuming if I would have tried to find items that matched already.

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  11. Love this!!

    Tweeted : https://twitter.com/mariannadunn/status/486174467928756225

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  12. Oh my gosh, love those vases!

    I definitely DONT love painting rooms, that gets old and wears me out, but I do like little DIY projects like this. I love the small things that reall spruce up the place and make a difference!

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  13. Those turned our beautiful & look perfect on the end table!

    Jennifer
    Www.jennifersblogbook.blogspot.com

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  14. I enjoy painting furniture, like end tables and dressers. It is amazing the transformation that can happen with a new coat of paint.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  16. I love painting small spaces accent colors, like the back of a bookshelf. It adds a pop and takes no time at at all!

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  17. I mostly enjoy painting walls and old furniture! Now I want to try vases. Thanks for the idea!

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  18. Love this idea! Thanks Katie!!!

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  19. I enjoy painting walls, I find it therapeutic!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. Wow, your vases came out amazing! I will have to check out that paint, the colors are stunning.

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  21. I enjoy the finished product of painting a room the most.. but I do not enjoy painting an entire room! :)

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  22. I enjoy painting frames and anything I can get my hands on with chalkboard paint. Those painted vases look great!

    -Rosy

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  23. Love your vases! I have a few spray painting projects on my agenda right now, so I'll probably stick with those for the moment :)

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  24. These are adorable! I love sprucing up the walls in a room by changing the paint color. :)

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  25. Ah! I have been wanting to redo my bookshelf in my bedroom! I want to paint the entirety of the bookshelf (color undecided) and then line the back panels with a printed wallpaper. So cute! :)

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  26. I like to paint pictures. But I love how paint can change a whole room!

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  27. I love the idea of sprucing up old items with a fresh coat of paint!

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  28. https://twitter.com/AshleyCarole/status/486249861608534016 Twitter post

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  29. Being in the midst of wedding planning I am having a love/hate relationship with painting and diy projects! I hope to grow to love painting.

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  30. I most enjoy repainting old, rather beat up pieces of furniture.

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  31. I have been thinking about how much I have wanted to try painted vases! Your directions make it look simple!

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  32. I really enjoy painting small rooms such as my bathroom. I paint it a different color at least 2x/year.

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  33. I tweeted publicly about this promotion and my twitter id is @yarbr012 https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/486298923988811777..

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  34. I like painting the bathroom.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  35. tweet--https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/486300595746136065

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  36. I like to paint little pieces of furniture.
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  37. and a tweet: https://twitter.com/AnnaZed/status/486323913039687680
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  38. I like to paint the backyard fence. It's pretty easy

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  39. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/486334450922291201

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  40. I enjoy painting old frames. A fresh coat of paint in a vibrant color make the frames pop.

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  41. I love repainting old picture frames and adding a different color to them to spruce up my home for a change.

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  42. tweeted- https://twitter.com/lil_lady_dz/status/486413776502026240 lil_lady_dz@yahoo.com

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  43. i need to paint my bedroom

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  44. tweet: https://twitter.com/akronugurl/status/486471088776302592

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  45. Although I am not confident in my painting skills, painting out master bathroom was my fave project thus far. It's amazing what a new color can do to for a tiny room! :)

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  46. Tweet, tweet! :) https://twitter.com/ErinLFF/status/486501116499066881

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  47. Since we are building a new house, I am going to enjoy painting walls here very soon ;) Eventually would love to do some fun DIY projects like those vases sometime too though!

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  48. So pretty! It's amazing what a coat of paint can do!

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  49. I like to paint the walls. It completely changes the look of our house.

    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  50. https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/486592138063269888

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  51. tweeted
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  52. Not sure what happened to my comment!

    I like to paint old chairs, but I'm gonna try some glass painting!

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  53. I like to paint old furniture that I find at sales

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  54. i love painting the walls, always wanting to change them

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  55. https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/486891185215377408

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  56. I have several vases just sitting around collecting dust, now I know what to do with them. Love the idea of not using a brush also.

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  57. I often look at multiple items in my home and wish I could paint them. My number one wish would be an old dresser

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  58. Tweeted https://twitter.com/mummytotwoboys1/status/486947550323167234

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  59. old furniture found at my in-law's garage

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  60. I am not a painter, but I LOVE to watch my husband paint

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  61. tweeted https://twitter.com/BeeBubbaBella/status/487005232086257664

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  62. I like painting walls

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  63. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/487016472330260481

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  64. I love repainting the walls in my house. We have plans to paint our master bedroom this summer.

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  66. My walls -- makes such a difference!

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  67. I'd like to spruce up our bedroom and bathroom. We tend to decorate everywhere else first. So I'd enjoy that!

    chambanachik(at)gmail(dot)com

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  68. I am not much of a painter now, but I think I'd enjoy painting mason jars for different holiday themes!

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  69. I like painting dressers. vandenbossche3@hotmail.com

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  70. https://twitter.com/618mom23boys/status/488391284747288577 vandenbossche3@hotmail.com

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  71. I enjoy painting kitchen table set the most in my home.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  72. -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/488892383199637504

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  73. I love painting furniture! I painted a sewing desk that I found on Craigslist and I love it now!

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  74. I love to paint furniture- weathered and reclaimed, the better. I recently just painted a shelf I found on the side of the road and used it as an outdoor gardening bench! -Heather McKenzie Carter

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    1. my email is CarterFamilyof8@aol.com in the event I might win

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  75. I have tweeted! :) https://twitter.com/11_CrazyCarters/status/489226464060256256 -Heather Mckenzie Carter, CarterFamilyof8@aol.com Thanks for the opportunity!

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  76. I enjoy painting furniture. i love white color, so i like to paint all the furniture white.
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  77. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/490322332104146944
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  78. My favorite thing to paint right now are items for our nursery! It's an ongoing project for me

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  79. I enjoy painting our walls - love the accent ones!
    thank you

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  80. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/491065984229191682

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  81. I love using a roller and painting walls -- and it makes such a difference in a room to have fresh paint.

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  82. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/SavingForLater/status/491321921900773376

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  83. I definitely love painting old tables, i love seeing the transformation, and OH MY GOSH your glass vase painting is FABULOUS! I have to try it! periwinkleamy at gmail dot com

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  84. I am not the greatest at painting anything but I love choosing a nice color of paint to give walls and other things a pop of color.
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

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  85. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/cshell202/status/491405742067302401
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  86. I love painting my bedroom walls! We recently moved back into our condo and we had to re-paint two bedrooms and our entire garage!!

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  87. I like painting furniture like dressers and tables. It's nice to see than rejuvenated
    s2s2 at Comcast dot net

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  88. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/492041799918055424
    s2s2 at Comcast dot net

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  89. I have seen DIY for these before and have been wanting to try it myself... I have a few glass vases too! I love your color combo though!

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  90. I love painting walls..it's a lot of fun.

    prettyinhotpink6 at gmail dot com

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  91. https://twitter.com/PrettyHotPink6/status/492823516681867264

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  92. I like painting the walls.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  93. I would love to paint the wardrobe in my entry room.

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  94. I shared on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dandidaffyhill/status/494225284661391362

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  95. I recently painted our bathroom, and then stenciled an all-over wallpaper pattern on top. It was a LOT of work, but I love it!
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

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  96. Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/496260362753150976

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  97. Wow! They look awesome! I've only painted the walls in my house...pretty proud of that though!

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  98. Painting thrifty finds is satisfying!

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  99. Painting the walls in our home! it adds such a special touch :) I do love painting/staining any extra DIY projects too though like the desk & shelves we have made!

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  100. I like painting small furniture
    neiddyruiz@gmail.com

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  101. shared on twitter -https://twitter.com/neiddy_ruiz/status/499677344231985153
    neiddyruiz@gmail.com

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  102. I painted a china cabinet and distressed it to match our dining room table. I was so proud of the way it turned out!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  103. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/500051128281612291
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  104. I liked painting the kitchen.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  105. i liked it when we removed our old wallpaper and painted our kitchen! Really gave it a new look

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  106. I posted a tweet:

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/500772031248744448

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  107. I always enjoy painting picture frames to give them a bit more pop and color.

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  108. https://twitter.com/electricstar/status/501057490831044609

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  109. i like painting walls because a new color makes such a huge difference pryfamily5@gmail.com

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  110. i tweeted https://twitter.com/thepryfamily5/status/501134575792185346 pryfamily5@gmail.com

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  111. I love doing small things like picture frames, vases, or baskets. Things that add just a bit of style to every room!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  112. Tweet: https://twitter.com/coriwestphal/status/501194878123261952

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  114. Wow - I can see that I'm definitely not creative enough. Just about the only thing I paint is walls :)

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  115. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/501258836603600896

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  116. I like painting my walls for a change!
    POKERGRL8 AT GMAIL.COM

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  117. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/501361277634363394
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  118. We're actually in the middle of a paint redo in our upstairs bathroom. Looking forward to the clean, white walls again!
    westiemks5 at yahoo dot com

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  119. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/pixel_berry_pie/status/501460491861262336

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  120. I like painting old furniture.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  121. https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/501468779537502208

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  122. I enjoy painting old looking wooden mirror frames.

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  123. I enjoy painting bookcases

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  124. tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/501504887910191106

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