I am still decorating for fall…making progress, slowly but surely. I am not doing a lot of decorating this year and trying to use what I have. I’ve sorted through some things and have a get rid of pile, a use this year pile, and a put up for another year pile. I also have a few things that are in the “undecided” category. I don’t really want to get rid of them, but I’m not sure what to do with them. One of them is a glass canister shaped like a pumpkin.
Although I love apothecaries and glass jars in general, I’ve never bonded with the glass pumpkin. I like it’s shape, but it was just kind of there…blah….So I started thinking about what I could do to dress it up and give it some more personality. The first thing that usually comes to my mind for giving anything a makeover is spray paint! I spray painted the inside of a glass thingy that I used for a knob on my solar light.
I really like the glassy “finish” that you get when you paint the inside of something glass. So I decided to try and paint my pumpkin…what color? Why
Pumpkin Orange (by Krylon) of course!
I started with a light coat of primer and this time I used a primer for plastic from Valspar and it seemed to work well. It dried quickly and gave the glass a slightly “rough” surface for the pain to adhere to, but the roughness disappeared once I painted it.
I learned from my son, to spray lightly….so lightly that it seems as though you are hardly getting any paint on and to do many coats! So I did about six or seven.
About the Fifth:
I couldn’t really get down inside of the edge of the jar, but the lighter color there ended up looking like a natural color variation. Works for me!
I had planned to paint the stem green, but since I couldn’t do it from the inside, I changed my mind. After painting the rest orange, I like the stem clear, picking up hints of the orange in the light.
I like it much better after it’s spray paint makeover, so I think I will move it to the “Keep” pile!
Since my glass pumpkin is all dressed up now, I will find it some places to go….
How about here:
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