Thursday, April 26th, 2012
Orange Milk Glass Vase w/ Wildflowers
I highly doubt you remember this, but a couple of Weekend Wrap-Up‘s ago, I posted a picture of a milk glass tutorial that I found in a magazine. A few weeks later, I got ‘er done. I had leftover orange paint from when I did Travis’ recipe box and I had a few glass vases stored away in a cupboard. I just grabbed one that would work the best and got to work.
All you need is:
- Paint Color of Your Choice (use latex based paint, it works better than what I used)
- Glass Vase
- Rubbing Alcohol
Side Note: I used 2½ bottles of paint, (1½ of which I already had) so this project only cost me under $2.
Clean the inside of your vase really good with the rubbing alcohol and then let it air dry for a day. Once it’s dry get ready to paint! I used the color called “Carrot” out of the Martha Stewart line of paint.
To coat the inside of the vase with paint, I started from the top and let the paint drop down to the bottom. Gravity is your friend. I did do a lot of shaking, though! Travis was probably wondering what the heck I was doing. I was standing in the kitchen and shaking a vase in the air; it most likely looked like I was dancing with it.
Once the entire inside of the vase is coated, you want to flip it upside down and set it on a piece of wax paper so it can dry. I left it sit for three days just to be sure that it was dry.
In the meantime, I went to Hobby Lobby and bought some fake flowers (since living flowers wouldn’t last long in our window-less kitchen) for only $9.99. I really loved the wildflower bouquets. I will definitely have one of these when I get married one day. (*cough* Travis *cough*)
I finally cleared off the kitchen table then (that sunburst mirror has been sitting on that darn table for months, literally, months!) and set the vase on it. Take a look!
P.S. In case you try to follow my tutorial: I haven’t tried putting water in the vase. So, I don’t know if it’s water friendly or not! You’ve been warned! :-X