Monday, February 10, 2020

Upcycle Challenge February

Welcome to the February Upcycle Challenge. This is where several bloggers link up their #upcycle projects made especially for this month and this challenge.
Below you can pop on over to see what the other bloggers created and hopefully get some Upcycle Inspiration . 

This month I made a simple upcycle, almost anyone can do.
 I reimagined this glass candle into a shabby chic counter top holder for use in the bathroom. It could also be used for a floral display. I used Chalk Paint for this project, my favorite upcycle friend.

Although this is a simple upcycle , I like the idea that people can see that glass can be painted and without any sanding or priming.

Glass piece for upcycle
paint brush 
chalk paint of choice( I sell Chalk Country Paint )

1. First clean your glass. In this case, I needed to boil the candle to melt the remaining wax for removal.

2. Remove wax and wipe clean. Remove all stickers.

3. Paint 2-3 coats of chalk paint . I used Crisp Collar Country Chalk Paint.

4. Sand lightly for a shabby chic, distressed look.

5. Use a paint brush to coat with clear wax and buff to a protective shine.  

This could also be made to look antique like this vase /pitcher upcycle, just by using the Rugger Brown version of the wax.

This was a clear vase that had a chipped rim.
I find that when I chalk paint glass pieces and use the Rugger Brown dark wax , I can make a piece look like a piece of old crockery, recently unearthed from an excavation site. An archeological find.

Here's a free printable design to make your own upcycled crockery. Use Mod Podge to adhere the image to the chalk painted bottle.

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With love and gratitude,


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  1. Michele, I know you've heard the saying how paint is the easiest and quickest way to update decor and this lovely transformation of your glass container is a prime example! I adore the new shabby chic look you've created!

  2. I love easy upcycles like this. The jar is perfect for a holder. It looks great.

  3. Oh I love the designs in the glass. I also love how you gave it a shabby chic makeover. Pretty!

  4. I know the design was so pretty on the glass it was hard to throw out.

  5. Looks nice, I like it! Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 9 where I leave a comment and share all entries on social media if share option is available, open February 1 to 26.

  6. It's completely transformed . It looks great in the bathroom and with flowers, it's always great to have home decor you can use in different places.

  7. I love the painted jar! I have something similar and now I'm thinking of where I could use it if I paint it...


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