How to Get the Kate Spade Look (Without the Kate Spade Price Tag)

Kate Spade Inspired Vase

Please raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by the high-priced accessories at Kate Spade. I absolutely adore Kate Spade, but I simply cannot justify spending $150-$225 on a vase. My husband and I purchased a starter-home November 2013. When you spend thousands of dollars furnishing your home, the last thing you want to do is spend hundreds of dollars decorating it.

I’m embarrassed to say we’ve been living in our home for nearly a year and a half now, and we have yet to decorate it. Before you gasp in disbelief, our time (and money) was spent turning our dream wedding into a reality. The day has come and gone, and it’s time to start making our house look like a home!

The first thing I did, of course, was consult Pinterest like a mad woman. I fell in love with this amazing gold bar cart I found on the blog, Haute Off The Rack.

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I told my husband I wanted to spray paint our bar cart gold and he was less than thrilled with the idea. He made a fair argument that we did not have any gold in our home and that it wouldn’t match a thing. Thus began my quest for gold accent pieces. After I give our living space the finishing touches of razzle-dazzle, his argument will have no validity against painting our bar cart gold!

The inquisition led to this gorgeous black and gold Kate Spade sunset street lux cylinder vase, with a price tag of a whopping $150!

Kate Spade Vases

Here’s how to get the look without forking over the Benjamins, baby!

Here’s what you’ll need:


1. Spray paint vase black

Black Vase

2. Stick gold dots on vase sporadically

Kate Spade Inspired Vase

3. Finish with a clear coat of lacquer

Confession, I was eager to start my project and after two failed attempts searching for the gold dots, I purchased white dots and spray painted them gold! I wouldn’t recommend it as you may find yourself smoothing the dots (technical term) with a foam brush, leaving the gold spray paint to smear over the black spray paint. On the bright side, you can always face the imperfections to the back of the wall! A cylinder or square vase would probably work best since the gold dots tend to wrinkle if not placed properly.

There you have it, a Kate Spade-inspired look without the Kate Spade price tag. I can’t wait to complete our home with other gold accent pieces. If you see any accessories that compliment the vase, please send them my way!