Of course, this was a Pinterest inspired project. And since I have two dozen of these in my attic leftover from Ann Marie's wedding reception, I just had to give it a try.
I was going to my daughter's house for a few hours and told her I was bringing along a project. Hobby Lobby was the only place I could find the one supply I needed. Looking Glass Mirror Like Paint.
First we sprayed a light spritz of water inside the clean vases. Then one light coat of the spray paint.
At this point I was bit worried. But, that is what the blog post directions said too, so I forged on. My daughter was busy decorating her house for an upcoming baby shower she was hosting for her sister-in-law. So this was a one woman project.
I let the first coat start to dry and then layered on others. Sometimes rolling the dripping spray paint around the inside. Sometimes adding a tiny bit more water, tiny is the key. Each coat took less than 10 minutes. You can speed up the process with a hair dryer. Whole project was done in about 30 minutes. I painted six hurricane vases.
An tadaa! It worked. Kind of. Since, then I have read you can rub black and gold paint lightly on the inside. It rubs off a bit of the glass paint and ages the look more.
I am happy with the results and I think a candle will look great in them too.
Paper guest towels were hard to find. I wanted specifically black and white or a simple K initial.
No TJMaxx, no Marshalls... Thanks Tuesday morning, large selection there.
By the way, you can buy the same vases at Pottery Barn for about $20 each.