Happy Monday dear readers! I’m so glad you stopped by today to see what I’ve got cookin’. It’s actually glass (acrylic paint on glass)! I’ll be painting soap pumps, but this is also a great tutorial on how to paint wine glasses, or any other glass, as a matter of fact.
I like to have a streamlined kitchen and counter top whenever possible, so occasionally I’ll evaluate what we have sitting on the counter and try to pare things down and tidy it up. It can be tough with a little one and all of her culinary accoutrements, so, you gotta pick your battles!
I nixed the dish soap and hand soap containers, and used some cute hand-pumps from Target for those products. I stamped on letters to label them.
Let me show you how…
First I picked up some acrylic paint made for glass. I also got out my inexpensive letter stamps.
I used a small paint brush to swipe the paint onto the letter stamp, being careful to keep the paint on the letter.
I then carefully applied the stamp to the glass.
The stamps can be slippery with the paint, so just work very slow and deliberately. If your stamp does slide and smudge the paint, just wipe it off the glass and try again. I had to do this a few times.
You can see that the paint doesn’t transfer perfectly. There are some areas that didn’t take the paint at all. But, I love it that way. It reminds me of an old antique typewriter (font).
Next, just follow the directions on your paint bottle. Mine had me leave the paint to dry for a while. Then I popped the glass in the oven to set the paint permanently.
(Note the pretty white “milk glass” on the left.)
Well, I learned the hard way that white glass wasn’t meant to be heated in the oven. Check out what happened…
It got a little toasted. Oops! I happened to have an extra glass that fit these pumps, so I re-made the “dishes” jar. The one I used the second time around had a very slight blue tint before I baked it, and it came out quite green. But, the color doesn’t bother me much. It feels kind of vintage.
It’s a simple project, but keeps things clean and fresh looking.
(To learn about my grass drying rack, click here.)
This is such an easy project and so versatile! Just imagine the possibilities…wine glasses, vases, candle holders or hurricanes, Christmas ornaments, etc. The paint even works on ceramics…coffee mugs, platters, etc. The paint comes in many colors, and you could use any stamps in your collection!
So, I know I’m not the only one opposed to the product labels and plastic pumps. What do you guys do to keep your sink and counter top fresh and streamlined?