So I try to stop by our local Goodwill atleast once a week, usually on Fridays, but I NEVER have luck! I see all these neat things on Pinterest and other blogs and dream of a sweet little lamp or wooden “thing” waiting on me at Goodwill. Well…a couple weeks ago I finally had my moment!! I found a fabulous little glass jar that I loved. I liked the detail and loved the idea that it had a milk glass look to it, but it was clear!
After picking up the little guy (he was only $.99) I continued to look and found the exact same jar for $.49! Of course I bought the cheaper one, but now am kicking myself that I didn’t get both!!
After my large purchase I was able to run next door to Hobby Lobby and grab some fab blue paint, which I was planning on using for a larger DIY Canvas (pics to come soon)!
So I am not sure if there is such a thing as blue milk glass, I am actually sure there probally isn’t. But…here is my version! ENJOY!
I had read about several techniques but decided to use what I call the “pour and roll” technique! Pour LOTS (and by lots I mean I used atleast half a small bottle, which was maybe too much, but I wanted good coverage) of paint in the bottom and start rolling and swirling and rolling until the entire bottle is covered. NOTE: I chose to paint the inside, so the outside would have its natural glass shine and it would not chip as easily. To dry, I let it sit upside down for several days. I would have let it sit outside, but we had random rain and I didn’t want it to get too sticky!
And ta da! I had to finish up a couple spots inside and on the top trim of the bottle with a brush! I was a bit worried that the brush strokes would show, but to my surprise they don’t! I LOVE it and am now saving EVERY jar I can find with plans to paint!