National Thrift Shop Day – A Celebratory Bikini Vase DIY

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Did you know August 17th is National Thrift Shop Day?  I tend to celebrate daily, but apparently today is THE day. There is something addicting about the intermittent reinforcement of thrifting. Some days it is a total bust and other days you come home with a set of glasses that have a bust.

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I tend to thrift with up-cycling glasses on. In other words everything I see I’m thinking; “what else could this be”. On a recent trip I scored some lovely headless ladies that I knew were beaming busty options.

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First things first, these girls needed a tan. Well maybe not a tan, but at least a little color. I poured peach paint inside and spread with a brush.

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Allow to dry completely. Another coat may be necessary.

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I used paint markers to give the girls brand new bikinis because honestly the old ones sucked.

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Now I needed something to put in my vases. Luckily on the same thrifting adventure I picked up some tacky plastic foliage. Nothing a can of coral colored Krylon can’t fix.

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These lovely ladies were born to grace my dining room.  Just the right amount of kitsch and whimsey.

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So on this glorious and sacred holiday that is thrift store day please go out and find something fun.  Something frivolous.  Something whimsical begging for a makeover like these bikini body vases.  Remember almost everything is better after a can of spray paint and a once over with paint markers.

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