I found a glass pear canister for a dollar at the thrift store and thought it would be a nice companion piece to the pear shape terrarium I have. I saw that it was really dirty, but I assumed that I could wash it up when I got home. I was wrong. After washing, soaking, CLR , Oops, and a number of different methods of cleaning, it would not come clean. That would explain the 1.00 price tag.
Oh well, or so I thought.
I was watching online episodes of House and Home and noticed a video in the DIY section pertaining to painting bottles. I clicked on it and watched as the gal demonstrated how to paint bottles, not in the traditional sense (spray painting the outside), but in a way I had not thought of. She demonstrated pouring paint into the bottles, sitting them upside down to pour out the excess, and after drying, had beautiful bottles that looked like milk glass! I loved it! I decided to try the method on the pear canister. If it didn't work, I was only out a dollar.
I poured in white paint, let it drain, and dry, and it worked! The only thing I did different than the demo...I used acrylic Craft paint, not latex paint as they showed. It worked just fine! I was so happy with the result! I also try it on a Dollar Tree votive holder, but used color paint (Jamaican Sea), loved this too! Because the paint is on the inside of the vessel, the outside is still shiny and no worries about scratching off!
You've got to try this! Change the look of any glass container! You'll be amazed at the result! It is almost as addictive as spray painting! :)
Check out the video here
P.S. In case you didn't notice, I FINALLY was successful at creating a button, thanks to my husband! If you would like to grab it, it's going to stay at the tippy top for a few days, I'm just so darn proud of