Poor Man’s Milk Glass

When I was a little girl, I remember going to my grandmother’s house for holidays.  My granddad had a serious sweet tooth and so there were candy dishes in various rooms of the house.  A few of them were milk glass.  What is milk glass, you ask? Take a look.

I found this glass cutie at Goodwill and thought it would be a great piece to hold the TV remote but I didn’t like the fact that it was clear.  So, how about adding some white spray paint and turning it into “milk glass”.

So I got the newspapers out to protect my work area. 

I spray painted the top and sides of the piece.

When dried, I flipped it over and painted what I missed with the first coat.

Looks like milk glass to me!  

Hey, wait a minute.  Let’s look at that first picture again.  I just may have made a true copy cat!

Gotta love Goodwill plus a little spray paint!

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  1. says

    I’ve always been rather passionate about glass which was tinted blue-green… but I think I may just have to give this a go… there’s something VERY romantic about the look of this white glass… hmmm… nice job! x

  2. says

    Love love! I’m going to have to do this soon! Need to start scouring flea markets for glassware =) Thanks for sharing and giving me inspiration

    Visiting from Chic on a Shoestring

  3. says

    Came over from Twigg. I thought I saw a copy cat. I did, I did! Great project. Beware all you clear glass items lurking at the thrift shops. Your days are numbered!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

  4. says

    I love this!! I did some glass vases I had a while ago it works beautifully! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursay.

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