Since I saw one of these ( YES, Pinterest rules!!), I fell in love with the many, many possibilities, with the many, many ways to do it and how simple it seemed!
Isn't that beautiful ? Take a thrifty store old glass jar ( don't get me wrong, I love them " al naturele " as well, but sometimes I need some colour around me, and I am in one of these moments now, I need colour!!) and transform it with any colour you desire, in the comfort of your home!!
There are so many ways to do it, one can pick whatever !
I decided to paint these old ones I had at home to how would it feel with some more colour around here
1. White craft acrylic paint
2. Food colouring- blue
3. A long paint brush
The most challenging part was to figure out what exact shade of blue I wanted. As I was aiming for a more milky glass look, the combination that, in the end, gave me that look, was one tablespoon of white paint and a tiny drop of food colouring. Gals, Watch out for spills, as this thing (food colouring) is nasty, almost stained my kitchen countertop!
Next, I mixed both with the brush. For my first glass I did not use a TBSP as I mentioned earlier, so the end result was a glass with a little more blue hue than I wanted, but still beautiful. So, at this stage, add more white ( or blue) depending of what you want as a final look.
Then, I started to paint the interior with the brush. If you do this delicately and patiently, the brush marks will me minimal. It may be tricky in the more curved vases, but the next stage will help cover the whole thing, do not worry. Next, I added approximately 2 TBSP of water, shook the glass and then, with a circle movement , tried to cover the whole interior of the glass with paint.
Finally, I turned the glasses upside down on a cookie sheet protected with tin foil ( you can use anything, I just used what was handy at the moment) to drain and finalize the covering.
I left the glass like that for 20 minutes and then turned them up again and left to dry for 1 hour.
READY and GORGEOUS!
READY and GORGEOUS!
Just to show you girls how I take my pictures in my, ahem , fancy and posh outdoor photo studio :0)
I LOOOOVE this combination of light pink and milky blue
My new colourful and romantic entrance hallway. "Sad" news, because I used craft acrylic paint I can''t pour water inside and use them as a flower vase, but who cares?????