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Thrifted Glass DIY Vignette

Thrifted Glass DIY Vignette

Hello! I’m Larissa from Prodigal Pieces, where DIY is what we’re all about – from redeemed furniture, to budget-savvy remodeling. Today, I have a fun project that most anyone can do utilizing a sort of “gold mine” if you will. Have you ever been to a garage sale or thrift store that have those dreaded collections of glass vases and dishes? They are aching to pawn off those cheap vases left over from a wedding or a recent bouquet. We’ve all been there, right?

DIY: Thrifted Glass into Coordinating Collection - perfect party decor or arrangement by Prodigal Pieces for Best Laminate www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Let me show you how to create a Thrifted Glass DIY Vignette and make use of those unwanteds by using paint. Here is what I chose on my latest thrift store run only spending around $5 for the entire lot. (You can even find some for free at garage sales too.) I picked a collection of varying sizes and different designs – that will help make this project unique. Don’t be afraid to grab bowls, candy dishes, and even plates to mix it up.

DIY: Thrifted Glass into Coordinating Collection - perfect party decor or arrangement by Prodigal Pieces for Best Laminate www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

First, give each piece a good cleaning with hot soapy water and let dry completely. Once dry, you will need isopropyl rubbing alcohol and a couple cotton balls to wipe down any surface you want to paint. This give the glass a prepped surface to start.

DIY: Thrifted Glass into Coordinating Collection - perfect party decor or arrangement by Prodigal Pieces for Best Laminate www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

DIY: Thrifted Glass into Coordinating Collection - perfect party decor or arrangement by Prodigal Pieces for Best Laminate www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

It should only take a minute or two for that to dry and then you’re ready to paint! One of my new-found loves is Rust-Oleum’s new collection of matte finish spray paints. For this project, I choose the Robin’s Egg Blue. Isn’t it pretty?

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DIY: Thrifted Glass into Coordinating Collection - perfect party decor or arrangement by Prodigal Pieces for Best Laminate www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Start by holding the can upright and level with your glass. Begin to spray before you hit the glass, and continue past – this will prevent an uneven coat.

DIY: Thrifted Glass into Coordinating Collection - perfect party decor or arrangement by Prodigal Pieces for Best Laminate www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

When spraying, pretend you’re working like a clock, and you want to hit every hour. I’m saying this because you want every angle to get the same even coating and by overlapping slightly and turning yourself every angle will give you an nice even finish.

Here is my set after only one coat…

DIY: Thrifted Glass into Coordinating Collection - perfect party decor or arrangement by Prodigal Pieces for Best Laminate www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

DIY: Thrifted Glass into Coordinating Collection - perfect party decor or arrangement by Prodigal Pieces for Best Laminate www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

You can even spray the inside if you like, but I don’t feel it is necessary. Let the first coat dry for about an hour or so, depending on your temperature and humidity. Give it a second coat and let cure for about 4 hours or overnight for best results. You can clean these, if need be, with warm soapy water and a gentle touch. They should last for a while and can be touched up if chipped or let it ride as time-worn distressing.

When you’re done, you will have an awesome coordinating set that you can use to display collections, floral arrangements, and even hosting a party.

DIY: Thrifted Glass into Coordinating Collection - perfect party decor or arrangement by Prodigal Pieces for Best Laminate www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

DIY: Thrifted Glass into Coordinating Collection - perfect party decor or arrangement by Prodigal Pieces for Best Laminate www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Isn’t that soft color absolutely beautiful? Not bad for some cast-off glassware – a gold mine of unwated decor.

DIY: Thrifted Glass into Coordinating Collection - perfect party decor or arrangement by Prodigal Pieces for Best Laminate www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

DIY: Thrifted Glass into Coordinating Collection - perfect party decor or arrangement by Prodigal Pieces for Best Laminate www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

DIY: Thrifted Glass into Coordinating Collection - perfect party decor or arrangement by Prodigal Pieces for Best Laminate www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

I hope you’ve enjoyed this DIY project, and please feel free to ask any questions. Now, it’s your turn to head out an create your own collection. I’d love for you to stop by my blog and say, “Hi!”.

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DIY: Thrifted Glass into Coordinating Collection - perfect party decor or arrangement by Prodigal Pieces for Best Laminate www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

About Larissa Haynes

Larissa Haynes
My name is Larissa, a Christ-loving, homeschooling, sewing, junking/thrifting, cooking, gardening mama to 6 children, who's married to her best friend! I have a passion for creating and am blessed to have an outlet with the redeemed pieces I create along with the antique and vintage finds on my blog, Prodigal Pieces.

15 comments

  1. i did this for my daughters wedding. We could not find much mint milk glass so I created my own. I did a layering of color especially worked well with the clear glass to give it that milky look. Used sand paper to age a little and then on some a shade of celery over the ocean mist to look aged. They turned out beautiful

  2. Love this new spray paint too! Gorgeous color and you’ve displayed them beautifully!
    Hugs,
    Jann

  3. Ellen Braunberger

    Nice thing is you can repaint for a quick change! Larissa’s eye for shape and texture, and color make this project special!

  4. okay! now i see them – great color selection. a definite must-do!

  5. love the soft colors and country chic vibe! beautiful!! <3

  6. What a great idea! Love the color and the thrifty price tag.

  7. These would be cute for wedding centrepieces. Great colour choice!

    • Alana Kane

      We completely agree Lucy! Weddings, baby showers, Mother’s Day brunch…you name it! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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