How to reinvigorate old glassware

Give much-loved glass trinkets a new lease on life
Michael Tobar

Jazz up glass jars, antique decanters and trinket boxes with a coat of paint, then use your modernised vessels to elegantly display fresh blooms, hold odds and ends or create vibrant objets d’art. First, clean glassware with warm, soapy water. 

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When dry, apply a base primer suitable for glass, and allow to dry. Apply two coats of a flat matt acrylic paint – for best results, allow the first coat to fully dry before applying the second. 

(Credit: Michael Tobar)

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