Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thrifty Thursday.....Enamel Glass



On my last hunt I pick a few little items for a grand total of $1.29 .
I have few projects in mind for them. For the first project I decided to try out using some enamel paint on the small glass jars.This project was easy & had such a dramatic result!


Just pour a small amount of paint it to the jar.

Using a small paint brush push the paint around the bottom of the jar & along the sides.




Once covered, follow direction on bottle for cure time. My bottle required 1 hour air dry & 30 mins in an oven set at 350.


I just love how it turned out : How pretty would it be to collect bottles all shapes & make them cohesive with the same color?! Great way to hold all of springs small blossoms.  I'm off to collect some right now : )

Inger just pointed this out to me...in the forth pic. there is 2 enamel shaped hearts!! I just have to link this up to Guest Heart Thursday too! :) Thanks Inger!!
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26 comments:

texwisgirl said...

very nice! you are a rockstar at thrifting!

Judy C said...

Keep it up. I am going to try the glass thing and I can't wait to see what else you find.

colenic said...

LOVE this!! Wish my thrift stores were as good as yours!!

Nancy said...

Great idea! But I'm still boycotting my thrift store because of the lunch episode.

Maybe next month. ;)

Jessica said...

CUUUUUTE!! where do you find the enamel paint??

Lanell said...

I like it, I like it. So you paint the indside of the jar only? I wonder if it works on all glass? I'm going to check out that type of paint. Cute idea.

Inger-M said...

Trisha, in the fourth picture you have made two perfect enamel hearts!! Hurry up and link this post too to Guest Heart Thursday :-)
Great project and beautiful results!

Trisha said...

Inger-you have such a great eye! I see them & I'll run & link this up too :) Thanks!!
Jessica- I found this paint at Walmart it the craft section. I have also seen it at Michael craft store too :)
Lanell- Yep, just the inside of the glass. Just don't put it on too thick...found that out the hard way :)

Clytie said...

Inger is right - there really are two beautiful and perfect hearts in that fourth picture! Perfect random hearts for Guest Heart Thursday!

And what gorgeous results ... thank you so much for sharing this! I will have to try it!

Debra said...

Very nice! What a dramatic difference.

Paula said...

What an interesting and clever way of painting glass jars, I wonder if you can use 2 or more different colours and sort of create a marbled effect.

Woody said...

That's a very clever idea, it totally transforms the bottles. I see the dual-hearts. I can spot obvious ones, but someone commented on my blog they found one in this post, and unlikely place to find a heart:

http://2zars.com/photoblog/2011/04/copycat/

Out on the prairie said...

This gives some added depth to the piece having the paint on the inside.

radn said...

Thanks for sharing the technique! great job!

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Pink Overalls @DIY Home Staging said...

Very nice. You make it look so easy. Recycling never looked this good! Keep up the good work.

andie jaye said...

this is darling! i have 3 clear glass vases on my countertop! have been milling this idea around for a while....thanks for confirming i'm on the right track!!

Judy said...

That turned out wonderfully...I think an assortment of vases like that would be perfect for spring on a shelf or mantle!

I am following you back...thanks so much for stopping by my blog and following :)

Allison said...

I don't know how you do it, being so creative. What a beautiful idea.

Sherry said...

These are super cute! Love the color! Thanks for linking it up!
Sherry

Inga´s Haven said...

This is nice ! i´m gonna start looking for enamel paint :D

Jaime said...

These turned out beautifully!! Love the color! Thanks for linking up!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Yay! Thank you so much for coming and linking up :) Really appreciate your participation at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. The enamel painted glasses are gorgeous!

megan said...

awesome! i am definitely going to try this because i can never find blue glass in a shape i like!

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c.w.frosting said...

So pretty! I attempted to do something like this, HERE, but was tricky & didn't come out as nice as yours! I should try the enamel paint.

-caroline @ c.w.frosting

Cindy @ LeChaiseParfait said...

These are too cute, love the color.