Milk glass is crazy on trend right now and what isn’t to love? It can fit into contemporary style, shabby chic style, anything really. Plus, It’s just plain old cool looking. Antiquing this weekend, I totally fell in love with the stuff. What I didn’t fall in love with is the really high price tag. $12 for a tiny vase? Seriously, people?
Since I had some cheapie vases at home and some white paint I figured I’d try out a little experiment. Could I make something that looked as good as traditional milk glass? If I couldn’t, would I at least be happy with the results? Because I’m currently redoing my guest room in shabby chic pink and white, I figured this would be just about the best time to try out this little idea.
The first vase I took some left over white wall paint and using a plastic spoon, carefully poured paint inside. I took the vase and rolled it all around so that the paint would fully coat, poured out the excess and allowed to dry. The vase to the left in the photo below shows this technique.
The second vase, I took a can of white spray paint and primer in one and gave it a good 4 coats, following with a coat of matte polyeurethane. To spray evenly, I jammed a dowel into an old and unused pot of soil and turned the vase onto it. The vase on the right shows this technique.
So, what do you think? Are you happy with either of the results? I’m still not sure which I prefer. The one on the left, I think I like the look of best, but I won’t be able to put real flowers in it. The integrity of the one on the right is pefrectly fine, so it can still be used for flowers… Hmmm.
Maybe I’ll place them both and put flowers in one and just like the looks of the other. Let me know what you think in the comments! I’d love your input! Happy Thursday, folks.Written by Allison Murray - Visit Website