Thrifted Glass Bowl Makeover in Under 15 minutes just by using Glass Paints. This is a great way to freshen up dated bowls and give them a new purpose.
It is safe to say that we all have one of these Pressed Glass Bowls or Trinket Bowls in our home at one point in our lives.
In my house, we used these bowls to store candies or small little knick-knacks.
Growing up my Grandmother used to love collecting bowls like these and I have seen countless of them just spread all over my childhood home.
I also remember that in these larger bowls, my Grandmother used to serve her famous desserts and treats in it.
I don’t even remember how I specifically have this bowl in my home since it is that old but today I decided to give it a little makeover.
Nothing too crazy but something to add just a little color to it.
TUTORIAL FOR THRIFTED GLASS BOWL MAKEOVER
These bowls can be found in the Dollar Store and online for super cheap if you decide to go ahead and recreate this project.
This Deal for Four Trinket Bowls is a really good one if you decide to recreate this fun little project.
I happened to have this bowl on hand or you can even make a little trip to your local thrift store and update it with this fun little DIY Idea.
Since this bowl had different leaves and flowers shape on it which is why for the flower section I was going to use orange, pink and purple colors and for the leaves and other designs on the bowl I was going to use the green and blue glass paint.
These were the colors I was going to use on my bowl. I chose gloss enamel paints which is perfect to be used on surfaces like glass.
But honestly, you really could not see any of that as it was all just one color. My idea was to enhance those features.
So my bowl had a lot of details from a leaf shape carved into it to flowers.
Next, flip the bowl and place it downwards on an area where you have placed protective covering.
As always you can use as many or as little colors you like, to be honest, I am a color junkie so it was really hard for me to narrow it down to just a few.
I mean hands down this project is the quickest one I have ever completed and also really simple, there is a reason why I said it will be done in under 15 minutes.
The glass paints I am using on this bowl also have a tip which for this specific DIY was perfect as it made it super easy to fill out designs.
I started off with the orange colors and started filling all the little nooks/ designs. To be honest when I applied the colors to the designs that’s when I noticed how pretty this bowl actually is because before it was all one color I never got to appreciate the bowl since I couldn’t see it properly.
The paint really made the design come to life in my opinion. So play around with the colors.
Make sure to apply a little pressure on the bottle and to start with a little paint as some can drip down if it is too watery.
You can always layer on add the paint to it later on.
I went all around the bowl filling every place with different paint colors.
The base of the bowl I filled with green and blue paint.
And after some final touches, this is what I ended up with.
Let the bowl Air Cure for 24 hours or if it is an oven-safe bowl you could also bake it.
Just remember that these paints are not to be used on the bowl which is being used for food but they are dishwasher safe.
And there you have it guys.
What do you guys think?
Isn’t this such a neat little Idea to update a Thrifted bowl.
It honestly looks so good and I have been using it so much more now.
So many other ways you can upgrade Thrifted Bowls which I will list down below.
- Spray Painting: Achieve smooth, even coats of paint using spray paint for a modern and sleek finish.
- Hand Painting: Add intricate designs or patterns using acrylic paints and fine brushes for a personalized touch.
- Dip Painting: Create unique, gradient effects by partially dipping bowls into paint for an ombre effect.
- Materials Needed: Gather decorative paper, Mod Podge, and a brush for decoupage projects.
- Step-by-Step Process: Apply layers of paper and Mod Podge to the exterior of the glass bowl, sealing with a final coat for durability.
- Design Ideas: Explore various themes and patterns, from floral motifs to vintage prints, to suit your aesthetic preferences.
- Broken Glass Mosaics: Repurpose broken glass pieces or mosaic tiles to cover the surface of the glass bowl, creating intricate designs.
- Grouting and Sealing: Fill gaps between mosaic pieces with grout and seal the surface to protect against moisture and wear.
- Mosaic Patterns: Experiment with geometric shapes, abstract designs, or nature-inspired motifs to showcase your creativity.
Terrariums and Planters:
- Miniature Gardens: Create captivating terrariums by layering soil, stones, moss, and small plants within glass bowls.
- Succulent Planters: Design stylish succulent arrangements by selecting a variety of succulent plants and arranging them within the bowl.
- Care and Maintenance: Provide proper light, water, and maintenance to ensure the health and longevity of your terrarium or planter.
- Candle Holders: Transform glass bowls into elegant candle holders by placing votive candles or LED lights inside.
- Pendant Lights: Wire glass bowls into pendant light fixtures for a unique and customizable lighting solution.
- Safety Considerations: Use flameless candles or LED lights for safety when creating illuminated pieces.
Etching and Sandblasting:
- Etching Designs: Apply etching cream or sandblasting techniques to create intricate designs or patterns on the surface of the glass.
- Stencils and Templates: Use stencils or templates to achieve precise designs, from monograms to intricate lace patterns.
- Safety Precautions: Wear protective gear and work in a well-ventilated area when using etching cream or sandblasting equipment
- Serving Bowls: Enhance thrifted glass bowls by adding decorative handles or embellishments for use as serving dishes.
- Storage Containers: Repurpose glass bowls as stylish storage containers for jewelry, office supplies, or kitchen essentials.
- Customized Gifts: Personalize thrifted glass bowls with initials, dates, or meaningful quotes for heartfelt gifts.
Let me know what you guys think.