Hello, friends! I hope your weekend was great. I have had plans to display a collection of milk glass above my kitchen cabinets for ages, but collecting milk glass takes time, so that project is a work in progress. Meanwhile, I have seen a few projects in the blogosphere where people have simply painted regular glass vases, containers, dishes etc, with white spray paint to get the look. Brilliant! I have plans to try this too. In the meantime, these glamorous plastic items from Dollar Tree caught my eye and I decided to paint them just for the fun of it, just to see what would happen.
I bought a serving platter and vase. I sprayed the vase on the inside only. I found that keeping the spray paint can a good distance from the vase, prevented drips. Short puffs of spray paint will eventually coat the inside completely. Whenever I got inpatient or tried to angle the can to cover a specific part, the paint dripped. Drips aside, I think the result was pretty fabulous (I also think it's time to try colored spray paint on plastic vases next).
I did make some colossal mistakes that are equally important to share. I started with the platter and did it all wrong. First, I grabbed my satin finish spray paint by mistake. The finish is awful! Milk glass is supposed to be glossy. Use high gloss or semi-gloss spray paint. The satin white finish just seemed to mock my cheap, tawdry platter. Next, I painted the wrong side. In my opinion, it looks more realistic if you paint only the smooth side of the object, not the intricate cut side. This is an opinion I formed after having painted the detailed side of the platter. Live and learn.
So short puffs of glossy paint on the smooth side of your plastic will give you a milk glass look faster than you can raid your grandmother's china cabinet!
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