My favorite thing about home decor magazines and catalogs, is finding projects I could recreate, but with my own twist. And most every time, it costs a lot less. Today’s project is my last in the Mustache series, and something I’ve been itching to do since seeing Jonathan Adler’s quirky vases.
He has an entire line of fun pottery, featuring body parts, but $100 is a bit steep, don’t you think? Since I’m on the mustache bandwagon, I decided to create my version of the Salvador Vase.
Fabri-Tac claims to permanently adhere to glass, so I gave it a try for this project. It holds really well if you use a thin layer, but it takes awhile to fully dry. I braced the vase on either side so it wouldn’t roll, causing the mustache to slip, while the glue was drying.
Once it was dry, I gave it a few coats of flat white spraypaint.
I stuffed the vase with newspaper before spraying so the inside would remain clean glass.
And since I had a 2-pack of mustaches, I made a flat black vase as well.
Looks pretty cute next to my Adler-inspired pillow (now on sale for $19), too!
The colors make them classic, but the mustache keeps them quirky. I think that’s the perfect combination, especially for small accessories that jazz up table tops and shelves.
Sure Mr. Adler’s version is made by skilled artisans in Peru, but mine was only $2. So when I finally jump off this mustache bandwagon, I won’t feel so bad about tossing it.
I had a little too much fun trying them out in different spots around the house.
Are you on the mustache bandwagon? Do you see random things at stores and think about gluing them to cheap glass vases?!