October 7, 2011

How To: Make Milk Glass

A couple weeks ago I stopped into a huge thrift store I have been wanting to go into {it is about 20 mins away, and I usually pass it at least once a week} but just had not found the time.  I talked about my mis-matched finds here.  

I had an idea of what I wanted to do with them... 


Here is how I did it:



I started by figuring out what plates would work with what glasses or candleholders.



Then I took one of my favorite adhesives, Liquid Nails {this stuff is AMAZING!}



I applied the Liquid Nails to the rim of the glass, the turned the glass over to the bottom of the plate.  Then I removed the glass to see if the placement was even and also to apply a little extra Liquid Nails to the plate.




Once there was enough "nails" I waited a few seconds to let it sort of set.  Then I took my finger to smooth out the adhesive.. sort of like you would do with caulking.


In about 45 mins it was dry!


Next it was time to take them out and spray them.  I used just a basic white gloss.



I intended to paint them all white, but I loved this shape I felt like it needed to stand out a little bit. The color is called Carmel Latte!




You can't even tell the one to the left is sprayed... the vase on the right is actual milk glass!

Four perfect unique milkglass pieces for under $10!!  





I will be linking this project to these fun link parties:

11 comments:

Barbara@HausDesign said...

Tiffany - my compliments to you on the best DIY I have seen in a long time! I LOVE this idea and it totaly inspired me. Loved the carmel coloring too - could go in so many directions - glossy black, etc...and re-painting each time I want a change in the look...so great. Thanks for the inspiration and have a great weekend!

Lauren said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! This is on my to-do list; I think the girls and I are headed to Goodwill today to find some pieces to glue together. My dining room table is looking for a facelift. Thanks for the tutorial!

whitney said...

this is AMAZING.

i am SO glad i stumbled upon your blog!

happy friday!

Anna@Directions Not Included said...

Such a simple idea but it really looks great! I need to get some pieces to do this with. Thanks for sharing.

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

Wow! Looks simple to do, yet fabulous. I'm going to give it a whirl!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

These look great, Tiffany! What an amazing idea. I have started collecting milk glass but will have to attempt making my own.

mississippi artist said...

I have "married" pieces like this together befor, but have not spray painted them. Yours turned out so cute, I will have to try it. I am your newest follower. Hope you will drop by.

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

That is crazy awesome. I have painted every color, but didn't think of white, or glueing! I will definitely try this on a plastic piece that I found at GW this morning, thanks so much for the idea!!
Cheers, Andrea

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

They look fantastic, and have great sculptural appeal. Unifying with color is something I love to do.

Stephanie said...

They are gorgeous! I love the caramel color!

Audrey said...

Love it. Did not know you could use just regular paint....thought it had to be "glass" paint. I glue plates to candlesticks all the time. hmmm...new projects...
thanks Audrey [your newest follower]