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Have you ever tried painting glass? I love how a little paint can change the look of a glass piece from drab to fab? I found this old cake plate at the thrift store and while I liked the look of it plain I wanted to change it up a bit to add to my colorful kitchen decor. If you’ve got some old bottles, glass vases, or even a cake plate that you’d like to give a face lift read on for tips on how I paint on glass with chalk paint.
This project is part of a Thrift Store Upcycle Challenge I participate in once a month. Not only can you see my project here, but so many other projects ideas that are sure to inspire you. Here’s how it works:
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
Meet the Hosts
Amanda | The Kolb Corner Erlene | My Pinterventures Kim | Made in a Day
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles Pili | Sweet Things
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Marie | DIY Adulation
Chelsea | The Johnsons Plus Dog Jes | My DIY Envy Ann | Duct Tape and Denim
Molly | Just a Little Creativity Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods Kimm | Reinvented
Kim | Farmhouse Made Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled Sara | Twelve on Main
Chelc | Inside the Fox Den Sue | A Purdy Little House Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Sherry | Savvy Apron Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod Lora | Craftivity Designs
Ali | Home Crafts By Ali Denise | My Thrifty House Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek
Toni | Small Home Soul Jeanie | Create & Babble Michelle | Michelle James Designs
Medina | Grillo Designs Karen | Dragonfly & Lily Pads
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So now on to my project tutorial:
How To Paint On Glass With Chalk Paint
I love that I was able to find this piece for a few dollars and without any chips or problems. I have always enjoyed having a cake, pie, or cookies around to nibble on for my family and this will keep them fresher longer. I’ve been adding some brighter colors to my decor lately and thought it would be fun to include this plate in my colorful mix.
Painting On Glass With Chalk Paint Tutorial
- First, be sure to clean the glass well and let dry. Then use rubbing alcohol and some cotton balls and go over the places you will be painting. This will help the paint to adhere even better.
- Next, I taped around the handle using painter’s tape because I decided to paint the handle, too. Depending on the piece you paint you may need to do some taping, too.
- I highly suggest using a good chalk paint. It adheres better, dries faster, and once it’s cured will give you a semi-permanent finish.
- If you are painting a piece that will come in contact with food like my piece I feel more comfortable only painting the areas that won’t come in contact with the food. For instance, I painted the underside of the stand instead of the top. Such a great bonus for painting on glass; you can see through it.
- Apply your first coat of paint and let dry completely.
- Apply a second coat and let dry. You may need to do a third coat depending on the type of chalk paint you use and the color.
- To finish I spray the painted side with a clear varnish. You could also brush on a liquid varnish like Mod Podge, too.
- To clean just wipe with a damp cloth. Do not put in the dishwasher or submerged in water. This may cause the paint to chip or scratch.
I’m thrilled with how it turned out and am looking around for other glass items to paint. Have you done any glass painting?
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And now for more thrifty goodness!
Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!