I've been looking at all the painted vases and bottles on the blogs and wanted to do something with a jar or bottle myself. I had these vases hanging around, you know the ones that you put flowers in and find at every tag sale.
I had bought a quart of white Annie Sloan chalk paint in the summer so I had that on hand and I went to Home Depot and bought a sample jar of a darker aqua paint than I wanted (because I knew I was going to mix it in the Annie Sloan paint and I didn't want it to be too light) for $3.
I poured a little of the white chalk paint in a paper plate and then mixed in a tiny amount of the dark aqua sample paint I'd bought until I came up with a color that I liked.
I didn't prepare the vase in any way, well, except to wash it and dry it.
The paint glided on and dried very fast - within a half hour. Then I put on another coat.
I left that to dry overnight.
The next day I lightly sanded the ridges.
Then hot glued on a vintage brooch.
This is as simple as it gets, people.
This is a very satisfying thing to do. That's probably why everyone is painting on Mason jars and all kinds of jars. It IS fun.
See the candle showing through?
Vintage brooch from a tag sale...
I love this aqua, don't you? It's such a light creamy aqua....
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Find a jar and go paint it!! It's a great gift item, too.
Happy Christmas Season, everyone...
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