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.
Speaking of color if you have empty vases and bottles at home and have no clue what to do with it then worry not as I have a shop full of gorgeous digital prints you can use to decoupage onto your Vase.
Like the one below is an example of my print used to makeover an empty bottle.
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.
Let me know what you guys think?