DIY Modernist Vase: Inspired by West Germany Matte White Porcelain c. 1960s
So you love Mid-Century vases – modernist – matte white porcelain, Kaiser, made in Germany circa 1960s. Are you okay with the ‘look for less’ concept? I am. You know I love my authentic MCM pieces, but I couldn’t resist this DIY temptation any longer!
I bought this vase a million years ago when Superstore was a new phenomenon and I was enamored with a $7.00 price tag.
I never really loved the colour, but at the time it fit my decor. Shhhhh, hush with the gasps!
Well, all that has changed. My less-than-a-look has turned into a look-for-less by using up part cans of spray paint, first a primer and then a gloss.
If I wasn’t using up paint I had on hand I probably would have opted for matte instead of gloss, but in the end the high gloss isn’t so bad.
What do you think?
This is how the transformation looks from all sides…
And from a distance in context…
I didn’t go out and buy anything for this makeover, and it took me about an hour from start to finish – most of that time was spent ‘watching the paint dry’ as they say!
I know the lines may not be exactly classic Mid-Century, but I’m okay with that for this faux variation.
How about you? What knockoffs have you DIYed lately?
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Photographs by Sheila Zeller. Please link and credit if you choose to use! 🙂