I am loving antique colored glass right now! I wanted to redecorate my kitchen shelves, so I thought it would be the perfect change! I went and looked for some at thrift stores, but they were more expensive than just plain glass. At one shop they wanted $10 an item! I’m really thrifty (aka cheap), so I got some glass and colored it myself!
These were my 2 batches of glass straight home from the store. I spent $18 total. I looked on Pinterest to do some research and I found people using Mod Podge and food coloring mixed on the inside of jars to stain them. The down side is they aren’t water proof! I wanted my glass to be useful so I used Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge and I painted it on the outside.
The downside of painting the outside is that the Mod Podge was unforgiving with brush marks! You can see the brush marks on some of them. The ones that turned out best were items with texture in the glass. Some only got one coat of Mod Podge and they look good too, they just aren’t very vibrant. Luckily, they look great up on the shelf together!
Dishwasher safe Mod Podge cures after 28 days. It stinks to wait that long, but I don’t think I’ll want to take any of these down before then! They look so good on the shelf!
Thanks for reading about my new kitchen decor! If you like it, please pin it! ❤️