Yesterday, when I shared the Tablescape Red, White, and Blue, I talked about the plates, and the ice cream spoons, the thrift shop dessert stemware, the crochet placemats, the center collection, the flowers, all the things that have a little history at our house.
I didn’t mention the white vases at each side of the center collection. Their history with me is short, because they’ve been living a life at someone else’s house and then as an orphan at the thrift shop until a couple of weeks ago. I gave them a whole new look, the look of milk glass.
I’ve seen the idea of painting glass around Pinterest and Blogland for a while now and wanted to know first-hand if it works. I found two matching vases at the thrift store and snatched them up for a dollar each. In my excitement, I forgot to take a picture of them before painting.
Here’s a picture of similar vases at the thrift store, taken on my next trip to that same store. Mine are just regular clear vases that look a little old-fashioned, like something that could have been made out of milk glass, style-wise.
If you’d like to make faux milk glass, wash your vase(s) well and prepare to paint.
Use regular cheap Wal-Mart indoor/outdoor multi-surface spray paint, the cheapest stuff on the shelf.
I sprayed a second coat because
the wind carried a lot of paint away I had a couple of areas that weren’t fully covered during the first spraying. You’ll want to spray the top rim and also down inside the upper area of the vase. That gives the glass a more authentic look.
Do you ever sing while you work? Sometimes I turn on some music in the garage or wear my i-pod. But, for quick projects like this, I just hum the words inside my head. I kept thinking how milk glass is whiter than snow. That thought led me to this hymn I grew up singing in church.
Nothing But the Blood
What can wash away my sins? Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
What can make me whole again? Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
Oh! Precious is the flow, That makes me white as snow;
No other fount I know, Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
Have you heard this hymn before? Perhaps you sing it, too. There are other hymns about Jesus washing our sins whiter than snow, but this one just kept rolling through my mind.
Do you sometimes get stuck on a song and keep singing it in your head, over and over and over? It usually irritates me after a while.
But not this time. Because it’s true. And that makes me sing.
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