Two weeks ago I shared with you, part one of my “Costal Collection”/Glass Makeover. Today, we will take a look at part two of my glassware makeover projects. I wanted to create a variety of coastal colors but also a variety of textures. It is never a good idea to overlook texture as it can do wonders for your décor or it can completely throw off your intents*. Remember the purpose of these Glass Makeover projects is to reuse what I have on hand. Here are some other techniques I have tried:
- Sand Glass
This technique is a must for anybody doing a Beach or Coastal themed décor. It’s beautiful, extremely easy to make and affordable! All you need is Rust-Oleum American Accents Stone Textured Finish spray paint (about $7.97) and your choice of glass. You could use a plastic vase but I would use glass, even though it says “Fast Drying” on the label, my experience was quite the opposite. Even on a sunny hot Florida day it took about 24 hours to fully dry. No complaints here though, the results where worth the wait! I’ll give you some good advice; don’t try to cover your vase with one coat, it takes 2 to 3 coats to get a good even texture on your glass. Lastly, avoid doing heavy coats to cut out time. Since this technique will provide you with a fully opaque finish, you should take advantage of it and cover up those vases you are not too fond of! Like mine for example!
- Metallic Glass
I saw this tutorial on Buzzfeed.com, they where decorating Drinking Glasses, and I loved the effect! Funny enough I didn’t realized it was a drinking glass until after I had done my vase since it looked like I tall vase on the picture! Meaning: I didn’t read the instructions. Something I hate to admit I do often; but the good thing is, you’ll learn from my mistakes! You can actually use metallic spray paint or metallic glass paint, either way you’ll get a beautiful effect. Don’t like the metallic look? No worries, your choice of color or texture paint will do just fine!
Materials needed: Metallic spray paint and painting tape
- Mercury Glass
Now this technique requires a little more of hands on time. It’s beautiful and well worth your time and money; the paint cost is about $12 for a small paint can and I have to admit I wasn’t driven to pay that much for a 6oz can. But compared to buying a Mercury vase, I decided to bite the bullet and I’m happy I did! For $12 I now have 4 Mercury pieces all different shapes and sizes, and I still have some left over for some Tea light holders I plan to make from baby food jars! Follow the link attached to the Tutorial Image, it’s simple and detailed. You must use Looking Glass Mirror-Like Paint from Krylon, metallic paint will not provide the desire effect. Try it, you’ll love the effect!
Materials needed: Krylon paint, water and vinegar
These are all less time consuming and labor intensive in comparison with our First Glass Makeover Post but they provide a beautiful texture and design to any room. *Texture can be anything from a pillow to a rug or a vase. Here are some good links to great articles about Texture and Decorating that will help you!
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