DIY Party Makeovers {Pink Vanity & Painted Vases}

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    Here’s some more eye candy (no pun intended ;)) from Emmalyn’s Pretty in Pink party. I had SO much fun making everthing for her 1st Birthday! Some people may think I went a little over board {okay maybe I did ;)}, but I loved making it all! I’m all over throwing a DIY party… and hey what if she’s my only girl?! I absolutely love all things girly and pink and my little diva does too!

    { Pink Vanity – DIY Party }

    When I found this nightstand at Goodwill’s 50% off Saturday sale for only $2, I knew had to have it! I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but I loved the curves! I had tons of leftover pink paint from when we painted my daughter’s nursery pink (here), so I decided I’d paint it pink for the party.  Why not, right?! ;)

    I gave it a good sand, light coat of primer and 2 coats of pink paint. You can find more tips on painting here.

    DIY painted vases and table on iheartnaptime.com

    { Painted Vases – DIY Party }

    I saw this super easy and inexpensive idea for painting vases in the BHG magazine. I found some vases at the Dollar Tree and Goodwill for $1 {score}! All you do is pour some paint inside the vase and swirl it around till it covers the inside. If your paint is thick you may want to dilute it with water first.

    After the paint covered the vase I poured the excess back into the can. Then I wiped the rim of the vase with a damp paper towel and let it dry for 48 hours. These vases are seriously SO easy to make and make ALL the difference! You must try them!

    DIY painted vases and table on iheartnaptime.com

    These vases added the perfect touch to the party and for a buck… you just can’t beat that!

    And I must say…this little candy station was a big hit at the party! Even the boys loved it! ;)

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    Jamielyn Nye

    Lifestyle expert, Pinterest tastemaker and blogger at iheartnaptime.com. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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    Comments

    1. Amy @ All In A Day posted on November 29, 2011 at 6:18 am (#
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      Everything turned out sooooo cute, girl!! I just love it all. All those little details make all the difference in the world! I just threw a DIY first birthday party for my baby girl, too! I did owls & polka dots with LOTS and LOTS of pink! I had a candy bar that looked almost just like yours! I just loved doing everything myself and seeing it all come together! Check it out: http://amyallinaday.blogspot.com/2011/11/emilys-first-birthday-party.html

      xoxo

      • Jamielyn posted on November 30, 2011 at 10:57 pm (#
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        Thanks so much Amy! Your girls party turned out SO cute! Ah, I love pink! :)

    2. Samantha posted on November 29, 2011 at 9:20 am (#
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      How absolutely precious is this! Perfect! And I am definitely going to have to borrow that idea for painting the vases. That is THE perfect way to make a cheap vase look not so cheap! Doing this THIS WEEKEND!

      Great job!

      • Jamielyn posted on November 30, 2011 at 10:50 pm (#
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        Thanks Samantha!! It definitely is a cheap and fast way to upcycle some vases. Would be fun with some apothecary jars as well! :)

    3. poppyinpink posted on November 29, 2011 at 7:47 am (#
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      Go all the way over the top, for her sake! It is precious to appreciate your children and there are no limits on the things we do for love(..sounds like a song?) Just give your darling girl the time of her life and a birthday is a great opportunity to do that. I love these pics!

      • Jamielyn posted on November 30, 2011 at 10:55 pm (#
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        Awe thanks your for your sweet comments! I totally agree! :)

    4. Amber D. posted on November 29, 2011 at 8:45 am (#
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      I’m so anxious to see the rest of it! How in the heck do you have enough time and patience for a party that glamorous?? I envy you Jamie.

      • Jamielyn posted on November 30, 2011 at 10:54 pm (#
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        Thanks Amber!! haha-nap time and bed time! ;)

    5. Andrea Worley posted on November 29, 2011 at 9:14 am (#
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      So pretty! Good finds repurposed!

      I’m with you..go over the top! It’s their birthday it should be special and fun!!

      • Jamielyn posted on November 30, 2011 at 10:51 pm (#
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        Thanks Andrea, your so sweet!! It was a lot of fun!

    6. Megan posted on November 29, 2011 at 11:47 am (#
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      Super fun (& cheap) idea!! i love! totally gonna make some white ones!! I just started a blog about all things hair/hairstyles! come check it out!

      • Jamielyn posted on November 30, 2011 at 10:44 pm (#
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        ooo white would be SO cute! how fun, i’m going to check out your blog. I’m a hairstylist as well. :)

    7. kara posted on November 29, 2011 at 1:20 pm (#
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      HOW STINKING CUTE!!! LOVE all of it Jamielyn! What a lucky princess you have!

      • Jamielyn posted on November 30, 2011 at 10:41 pm (#
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        Thanks Kara!! I had so much fun with the party! :)

    8. Olga@StardustDecorStyle posted on November 29, 2011 at 3:17 pm (#
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      Wow! It turned out great! And the color is perfect!
      Olga

      • Jamielyn posted on November 30, 2011 at 10:40 pm (#
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        Thanks for commenting Olga! I love pink! xo

    9. Rowena@ Custom Suits posted on November 30, 2011 at 3:44 am (#
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      You have outdone yourself by renovating that simple nightstand for your baby’s party. You are indeed a very creative mom. And who won’t love that pretty in pink stand with candies as well?!

    10. Vicki Bensinger posted on November 30, 2011 at 4:57 am (#
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      How adorable. I always did DIY parties. They were always such fun and I enjoyed turning them into spectacular parties – which they were. Yours looks like fun. I love the paint in the jar idea plus I never thought to go to Goodwill to find things. I will have to check that out. Glad everyone had a great time.

      • Jamielyn posted on November 30, 2011 at 10:38 pm (#
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        Thanks Vicki!! I love DIY parties too! Goodwill is perfect for finding things. Have a good one! xo

    11. Megan posted on November 30, 2011 at 6:53 am (#
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      WHERE DID YOU GET THE PICTURE FRAME?

    12. LINDA PAYNE posted on November 30, 2011 at 6:53 am (#
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      don’t worry about what other people say – enjoy your daughter while you can, before you know it she will be too big to want all the fun stuff you did for her. Just have fun!

      • Jamielyn posted on November 30, 2011 at 10:36 pm (#
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        Thanks Linda!! They do grow way too fast! xo

    13. tina posted on November 30, 2011 at 8:41 am (#
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      You did a fantastic job on this whole set up – good for you and all the time it took.
      I am a huge fan and don’t leave too many comments but this really deserved one this time. Way cool.

      xo
      tina

      • Jamielyn posted on November 30, 2011 at 10:34 pm (#
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        Thanks Tina for commenting and you sweet thoughts, I really appreciate it. {hugs}

    14. Trina posted on November 30, 2011 at 9:31 pm (#
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      Great job on the finds and making a beautiful candy station. A birthday is a one time a year event when the person is celebrated for being alive, so NEVER stop going big for birthdays for your little girl. I give my girls a party with friends, a treat for classmates, and a family party on birthday date. Celebrate always without apologies.

      • Jamielyn posted on November 30, 2011 at 10:32 pm (#
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        Thanks Trina!! That makes me feel a lot better! I couldn’t agree more! xoxo

    15. Jessie posted on December 2, 2011 at 5:06 pm (#
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      i LOVE the pink!

    16. Ashley @ Mommy By Day Crafter By Night posted on December 2, 2011 at 9:08 pm (#
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      This is so darling! Love everything you did for her party:)

    17. aimee posted on December 2, 2011 at 10:44 pm (#
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      So beautiful! I love the idea of simply painting a glass vase.

    18. Michelle Sexton posted on December 4, 2011 at 8:30 pm (#
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      so so so fun!! i love all the pink. :)

    19. Nikki posted on December 5, 2011 at 10:16 am (#
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      So so pretty in pink!! I love it. Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party going on right now :) http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/12/bedazzle-me-monday-11.html

      Have a great week!!

    20. Latoya @The Scotts Crib posted on December 6, 2011 at 2:13 pm (#
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      That is so cute! I may have to try this for an upcoming baby shower I’m planning and my daughter’s birthday! Thanks for sharing…too cute!

    21. Mayra Duffy posted on December 9, 2011 at 6:57 pm (#
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      Celebrate always without apologies. Thanks Linda!!

    22. Marta Yates posted on February 20, 2012 at 1:22 am (#
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      Would be fun with some apothecary jars as well! Jamielyn Thanks Tina for commenting and you sweet thoughts, I really appreciate it.

    23. Ty posted on February 22, 2014 at 8:45 am (#
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      Can you please tell me where to purchase or how you did the water bottle labels?

    24. Don Nelson posted on April 2, 2015 at 3:33 pm (#
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      I really like your vases and would like to make some for gifts.  Can you tell me what kind of paint that you use?  For example is it house paint, hobby paint, etc.  Thank you for your time on this matter.  Sincerely, Don Nelson