Well, we won a free (originally 79 cents, but who's counting?) glass vase.
It's on the smaller side, but I figured since this one was free, I would try to make it look similar to milk glass. If it looked nice, I could gather a bunch of other nice-but-not-right vases to put with my window mirror on the mantel I don't have yet.
A lot of future planning in that sentence.
So I looked up "diy milk glass" (thank you Pinterest peeps) and decided that buying white glossy spray paint would either make it look like milk glass or porcelain. I was game with either look.
So off I go shopping and hit up KMart. Birthday coupons allowed me to get a small working vacuum for Pumpkin for her birthday (she's been asking for a real one) and spray paint and a few other things for $10 off. Don't you just love coupons?! It was like buying what I wanted to get anyways, and the paint was free!
They have an off-brand there for half the price of Rustoleum, and I contemplated getting it, but it only listed metal and wood. Since I was spraying glass, I wanted that extra listing of "plastic*".
Here's the awesome free vase. It already had the 3D dots randomly on it giving it a contemporary milk glass look anyways, so I immediately thought it was a perfect fit for this project.
And so you can see the paint choice and the scale of the vase, here they are side-by-side. I actually ended up spray painting it in the box to control overspray.
And ta-da! It's done. Not too shabby, or maybe shabby enough for the current "shabby-chic" trend? You decide. Either way, this project didn't use up an entire can of spray paint, so I think I'm going to be making a few more of these in varies sizes and shapes to put on my not-here yet mantel. (Maybe if I publicly mention it enough, it'll happen lol)
Edit/Update:.. Sooo.. if you do this, don't do what I did....
There was a section of paint that came off in one area, so I thought "no big deal, I'll just add another coat of paint"... Well.. the humidity and extra coat of paint killed my vase :(
It all peeled off, so now I'm off to trying to find actual glass paint to try this again. It really did look just like white porcelain, if I didn't mess it up. So don't be afraid to try this out at home... just don't touch the thing for a long long time. And be very careful when you do, it chips/peels super easily!
But I just did all the hard work for you. Good thing it was "free".