“Pinterest Addict” sounds a bit like I’m a crazy lady with nothing better to do. So for this blog, we will refer to time spent on Pinterest as “Creative Loafing”. My favorite Pinterest boards are those about interior decor, repurposing trash to treasure, and craft projects! It is my “go to” resource when I have down time between projects or need a shot of inspiration. Hence “creative loafing” starts and usually ends with some creative thinking and doing.
Lately, seeing all the fun things on Pinterest you can make with glass jars has been top on my list of projects to try. As a recycler, I have boxes of glass jars and wine/liquor bottles sitting waiting to be put on stage in my designs. [Go to my Pinterest page https://www.pinterest.com/meghabasevich/bottles-and-glass for more ideas.] I love milk glass and have a set of 8 glasses and a tea pitcher that was given to my mom as a wedding present from my grandmother. I was hoping to recreate that look. Products like Valspar’s Milk Glass spray caught my eye. This product comes in three colors, creamy white, blush pink and a pale mint green. Classico brand spaghetti jars are my favorite jars to collect. Bertolli brand spaghetti sauce jars have a cool curvy shape. In the pictures, the jars on the ends are Classico with the middle being Bertolli.
Spray painting is easy, but be aware that the jars need to be sparkling clean and don’t have any noticeable fingerprints. I used a paint stir stick to hold the jars upside down while spraying light coats. I let each coat dry for about 30 minutes before spraying the next. Leaving the jars overnight before decorating works best because the paint has had plenty of time to set.
A quick trip to my favorite dollar store to select some inexpensive feathers and fall color silk flowers resulted in a very inexpensive mantel piece. All in, the cost of this was about $21 for all three jars. I have enough spray paint left over to do another 5-6 jars.
Happy “Creative Loafing”!
Tell me about your latest project or send me a link to what you like to do to add a little sparkle to your interior decor.