I took a tip from my friend Holly, and when I was at my local Lowe's running some errands, I decided to check out the mistint paint section. Boy I'm glad I did! I found two really great dark grays for only $2.50 each.
I was so in love with the color of that large painted swatch that I had to do something with it right away. I was searching all over the house trying to find something to paint. I finally found an old vase that I could spare, and did a little experiment. I painted the inside of the clear glass.
It turned out pretty cool!
I decided to put it on the sofa side table. I'll probably put a candle in it later, but I had to put it out asap because I just love the color so much!
Love what you did with the vase, but I would be careful putting a lit candle in there. I'm not sure how it would deal with the paint.
I totally agree- I'm afraid the flame will catch it on fire. I'll pick a candle that smells nice even when it's not lit :)
What type of paint was this? Did you do anything to prep the vase?
The paint was just your basic semi-gloss. It actually didn't prep the vase at all except wash it out. I painted with a paintbrush. You can see brush strokes inside the vase, so if you want your painted vase to look high-quality, I suggest using a foam brush. But I was anxious and didn't really think it'd turn out anyway, so I used a regular brush.
I saw a project recently (on Martha Stewart's website perhaps) where they painted the insides of ball jars and baked them on low (to set the paint I assume) and then they were votives!
Wow - I had no idea about the baking step - Maybe I'll try that? Or maybe since it's already dry that step is long gone? Thanks though!
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