What is milk glass you may ask?
It's basically milky white or coloured glass.
It's oh so pretty and very vintage.
Well, I decided to try to make my own milk-looking glass and here's how I did it.
Milk glass comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes and with a variety of purposes. I've researched it a bit and it ranges in price from the florist bud vases at .25 to rare pieces up to $200.
My piece was .25 from a thift store. I don't mind experimenting
on items when they are that price!
So I pulled out my handy dandy RUST-OLEUM and went to town.
In my make shift paint booth, I took my time
and painted 2 lights coats for a complete coverage.
Let it dry at least 24 hours - you'll see why!
See the difference between the two vases?
(Click on any photo to enlarge)
One vase has the inside painted, the other has the outside painted.
Now, real milk paint look likes the one on the right, but I prefer the
look of the one on the left, it has more depth and shine.
Which one do you prefer?
If you choose to paint the inside (a last minute decision of mine) allow the paint to dry for at least 48 hours before adding water.
I learned my lesson - I was a little impatient.
It's quick & easy to do, what are you planning on painting? You probably have a few of the inexpensive florist vases kicking around, give it a try!
Thanks for visiting!