Thrifted Vase Makeover + Sculptural, Nordic Vase Roundup

Modern Scandinavian (and Nordic) Vase Roundup

Sharing a quick makeover I did on a thrifted $0.40 vase. Plus, update your space with my sculptural, Nordic vase roundup!

Did I need another vase? No, I most definitely did not.

After all, we’re selling our house. As a result, I’m decluttering. So going thrifting definitely felt counterintuitive. But I did it, so here we are. Don’t judge me. Or do – I don’t care.

The majority of vases at thrift stores are those generic, clear glass, florist vases – don’t buy those; they’re terrible.

But every now and then I’ll come across one that is a real statement piece and cannot be passed up – like the textured bottle-neck beauty I found yesterday for a whopping $0.40. Thanks to its texture, it looks like sculptural art that doesn’t necessarily even need flowers but can be displayed as is.

Vases are one of those items I’m always on the lookout for when thrifting. I’m typically drawn to unique, geometric shapes and interesting textures, which are defining features of Nordic, Scandinavian or Danish style. Basically my rule of thumb is if I can display it without flowers, and it looks intentional then it’s coming with me.

The only issue with yesterdays’s find was that it was turquoise. But that’s nothing a little spray paint couldn’t fix!

I knew that if I didn’t paint it immediately after I brought it home, that vase would stand in the garage for the rest of eternity. So I dug around in my leftover spray paint collection and found some matte white primer and went to work. I didn’t even bother sanding it; this was just one of those “let’s see how much we can improve in the next 15 minutes” scenarios.

I shared the vase transformation on Instagram, which, of course, prompted me to search the Internet for something similar to link to for those interested in this look. Hence, the sculptural, nordic vase roundup below. Most of these are under $20, too! My favorites from the roundup are numbers 5, 8, 9, 13 and 14.

Modern Scandinavian (or Nordic) Vase Roundup

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