So this is a great way to bring new life to some tired accessories or to create beautiful objects from some glass bottles hanging out in your recycling. There are two ways to do this: paint inside or paint outside. If you are working with clear glass bottles a neat effect which adds depth is to take some paint and swirl it around to cover the interior. This method, pictured below, is borrowed from one of my favorite blogs Bodie and Fou
If you have colored accessories that you would like to make over, obviously you will have to paint the exterior. This gives a nice matte finish. You just need to use a primer first.
- primer (Make sure it bonds to glass. I already had the Glidden, but try a low or no VOC version.)
- no or low VOC spray paint in desired color
- paint brush if your primer is not spray
Here’s a picture of my finished vases mixed in with some other turquoise blue vases that I love. I have also included some images done by photographer Bonnie Tsang also via Bodie and Fou. If you would like to learn more about the turquoise vases, visit my site at Forma Living.