Spray painting glassware is not only easy, but it's fun to change up thrift store pieces on a whim!
Thrift Store Glassware
Glassware such as this is so easy to find at thrift stores, or even in your own basement or garage!
Clean Glassware Well
Although spray painting glassware is easy, there are a few important steps to follow. For me, the first order of business was to pre-clean the glassware outside in a bucket. I was NOT bringing them into the house with all that nastiness.
After I pre-washed the glassware, I brought them in the house and washed them with warm soapy water.
Spray Painting Glassware
Then I hit them up with some white spray paint! It is amazing how much you can change plain ordinary glassware with spray paint. See more painted glassware ideas here.
For these items, I used Rustoleum paint. I did not use primer or sealer. I intend to use these solely to “look pretty”. Who knew spray painting glassware could be so fun?
I used the same paint on all the pieces. This short one (right) looks glossier probably due to the fact that it was a much shinier glass before I started.
On the wider mouthed pieces I lightly sprayed inside the mouth. If you do this, you will easily know what needs to be done. Remember—several light coats are best. I also turned them upside down to do the bottom.
In fact, I recently spray painted this vase I picked up a while back at the thrift store. As I did with the white glassware, I washed and dried this vase well. It is a little tricky getting all the stickers off, but hot soapy water will make it easier.
Whenever I spray paint glass or anything really, I believe in doing several light coats. That really helps prevent runs. Spray painted glass dries very quickly, so even though I ended up doing 4 coats all together, this was still a really quick project.
Finally, for the fourth coat, I placed the glass vase on a 2x2 and made sure I had full coverage all around.
I only sprayed the outside of the vase, but I love, love, love how it turned out. Don't you?
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It looks so pretty with some dried hydrangeas! See, I told you spray painting glass is fun and easy!
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.