Thursday, March 29, 2012

BLiNGY UpDate for a Couple of Curvy Girls

I fell in love with the quality and design of these Amber Glass Fruit Bowls -- but when I wanted to change up the look, I wasn't afraid to pull out the Spray paint!
Here the Willow House Amber Glass Fruit Bowl (small) is given a makeover with Krylon's Looking Glass Paint. She has a beautiful profile, I just wanted to give her a BLiNGy UpDate.

I found the Looking Glass Spray Paint cheapest at Walmart, and shopped Site to Store for pick-up.  You can also purchase it at Hobby Lobby with a coupon for about the same as Walmart everyday price.

Using the directions provided on the can, I gave the spray can a good  L O N G  shake and spray nice even coats in a sweeping motion.  It took a few coats to achieve the final look I was going for -- but to be honest, after just one good coat they were more beautiful than I had hoped.  Almost like Carnival Glass -- very pretty.  Awwww . . . the Amber Girls are getting happy!
After a few good coats 2, with a 3 spot touch up coat -- and appropriate drying time -- this is what I was greeted with ☼ Ta Dah
I know, you're eyeing my Bali Scroll Treasure's Bracelet
(another BLiNGy update -- though this one is for my wardrobe ;) 
Absolutely Stunning in Multiples!  Three Gorgeous 'Silver' Bowls all lined up in a row -- what a beautiful (and SIMPLE) centerpiece!
Green Raffia holds 'clip-on' bird's nest (Restoration Hardware -- Christmas Ornaments :) and the center bowl has shredded paper with a nest.
Pretty, too, with a single blossom or a floating candle bobbing along its frilled shores. For fall, I may try a heap of hazelnuts, a plethora of pomegranates, a mound of shimmering holiday ornaments. All look lush and lovely held in the generous embrace of our hand-blown glass fruit bowl. The fancy, fluted trim and tall, footed base add a decorous note to any display. 

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope I have inspired you to give a Blingy Update to a couple of girls you own -- everyone needs a fresh look for Spring!

DON'T Forget to Enter my Birthday Giveaway!  SORRY -- This giveaway closed on Saturday, March 31 -- Stay Tuned for New Giveaways for April.  Thanks!
I am linking up with Funky Junk Interior's Junk to Jewel Transformations, DiY Showoff's Project Parade, Beneath My Heart's Best DiY Project for March, Be Different Act Normal's Show and Tell -- AND -- with Thrifty Decor Chick's Spring Fling Spray Paint Party and Before & After Party
Come Join the Parties!!

14 comments:

  1. Those are cute! I don't know that I have ever thought of spray painting glass, but I will now.

    ~Bliss~

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    1. I haven't tried spray painting glass with any other brand, but I know others have with great success!

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  2. I'd seen that paint at Home Depot and was thinking about trying it on an old glass tray that I have. Seeing your results, I just might actually DO it. HAHAHA!

    Susan

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    1. Hope you give it a whirl! I would love to see pictures when you do.

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  3. I adore your "new" bowls-can't wait to try the looking glass paint-following you from beneath my heart-stop by for a visit!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping in Claire! Looking forward to getting to know you :)

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  4. Stopping by from the DIY Project Parade! http://queenofsavings.com

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    1. Thanks Justine! Looking forward to checking out your ideas as well! Much appreciated :)

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  5. Wow those turned out fabulous...love it!I'm so glad I found your blog via the DIY party and I am now following so we can stay connected. I would love if you stopped by and follow too. Lori

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    1. Lori, I will definitely check it out, thanks so much!

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  6. Your footed bowls are lovely. Love the silver eggs.

    May I offer a bit of information?...

    Looking Glass paint is intended to be used as MIRROR glass - the best "shine" is "under" the coat of paint - so you would paint the back or inside of a glass item. You will see the 'mirror' THROUGH the glass. This special formulation is why this paint is so pricey.

    If you will be painting the outside of a glass item, or any non-transparent item you want to choose a chrome or other metallic paint. These are formulated to have the best shine on the "outside or top" of the paint coating. And they are also cheaper! Hope this info helps you use the best product for your project.

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    1. Thanks CeeJay -- information always appreciated. I understand the intention of the Looking Glass Spray Paint as Mirror glass and will most likely use a metallic spray paint that works for glass surfaces on a project like this in the future. I happen to have the Looking Glass Paint at a reasonable price and it gave me the coverage I was looking for.

      For those wishing to duplicate this look, I wanted to be sure and let them know what I used. Thanks for sharing your experience -- and advice :)

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  7. What perfect timing for you to post this. I have a can of that spray and was wondering if it would be shiny on metal! Thanks. ~ Maureen

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  8. Amazing. I havn't heard of this before. I will have to look for the paint. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

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♥ Susie