Goodwill Find Updated With Paint

Goodwill Makeover - Faux Test Tube Flower Vase

Over spring break I had time to stop in at a new Goodwill in my town and found several great items for the home including this set of flower vases designed to look like a test tube holder.  I though this would be a handy item to have for a quick centerpiece and the $2.95 price tag was quite affordable.

Faux Test Tube Rack Before

The top piece was nailed in place but coming apart.  I removed all of the nails so that it would be easier to fill the vases with water and also to clean them after each use.  After a few coats of light yellow spray paint, my faux test tube holder vase was ready to be adorned with spring blooms.

Spring Blooms in Faux Test Tube Holder

This arrangement look pretty from both sides.

Faux Test Tube Flower Arrangement from the other side

I’m so glad that spring is here and things are blooming once again.


Yellow and Purple Blooms in Faux Test Tube Holder

I think I’m going to enjoy using this new-to-me set of vases.  If I get tired of the yellow I can always paint it another color!


  1. I LOVE this!!! Being a former science teacher I think I better find myself a REAL test tube holder and tubes set for my spring flowers.

    1. I am always tempted to borrow a test tube holder and tubes when I see them in the prep room at school.

  2. I love this centerpiece! It is the perfect addition to any room in the home.

    I am always jealous of people who have such good luck at thrift stores, I never seem to find much of anything. Maybe I don’t go often enough?

  3. Hi Paula! Thanks for stopping by my blog. These look so cute with the pretty Spring flowers in the “tubes”. I love the sunny yellow color you chose too & you can’t beat the price. Great find!

  4. That’s so cute! I would have gotten that too for $2.95. The yellow paint was definitely an improvement =)
    Visiting from Serenity Now…

  5. Spring was here, and now it’s gone, we have a winterland and a ice storm warning. So the grass has completely disappeared under the white fluffy stuff once again!
    Those vases are exceptionally unique! And the fact that you don’t mind re-painting them another color whenever it strikes your fancy, is awesome!

  6. What a great find! I never find much good stuff at my GW. I think I need to go more often! Hope your weekend is wonderful…Ann

  7. Paula, this is just the sweetest group of vases…looks so pretty with your spring blooms! Great find that you have made perfect! Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday!

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