Every so often, I get a weird idea and it becomes my obsession until I can see it to fruition (or failure, either one, I just have to give it a go to satisfy my curiosity). To give you a bit of background, Steve and I were married last fall, and through the process acquired a LOT of glassware (and not fancy china or anything, stuff for centerpieces). Nathanael and my sister brought us the glassware down with our gifted fridge and now it’s sitting in the corner of our basement. I have gifted some of it to friends and family getting married and now I am left with about 10 boxes of glassware. They are all clear glass and I haven’t really known what to do with them.
On another note, I recently ordered some paint from Valspar. They were giving away free samples, and I really wanted an awesome green. The color in my head and the color that arrived on my door step are 2 different colors. Luscious Green is not something that would EVER work on our walls.
Last night, I got a wild hair and decided to try my hand at painting some glassware. I had seen this before and just filed it somewhere in my brain…but lo and behold, last night, it came to fruition.
I headed down to the basement to pick my first “victim”. I settled on these:
The luscious green ready to decorate
So here is the process….dump in a blob of paint, roll the paint around to finely coat the inside, and then finish the top rim over the garbage so not to leak Luscious Green on the floor (which probably happened much to my husband’s dismay, but thank you easily wiped up latex paint). The last part takes a bit because you have to do it really slow. The important thing to note is that you can’t touch the paint in any fashion or the marks will show up. One jar took me probably 5 minutes, so we’re really not talking about a LOT of your life…
Rolling oh so slowly and carefully
I love the opaque glossy finish the paint/glass combo gives these little globes.
I haven’t really decided where they will live permanently, but for now, they are hanging out on our mantle place giving our otherwise undecorated house a little bit of springy goodness. I have SEVERAL more paint samples I will be re-purposing this way and plenty more glassware as well. If you are new to arts and crafts, don’t worry, this is so easy anyone can do it. Steve helped and thought it was actually pretty fun!
Cost Breakdown of this project:
7 Globes- Free (they were originally $.25 each)
Paint sample- Free
I love $0.00 projects!
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