A couple of weeks ago I stumbled across Krylon’s Sea Glass spray paint. It was released in the US earlier in the summer but took it’s time coming to Canada. Let me tell you, it was worth the wait! Being stuck in the middle of the Canadian prairies doesn’t allow a girl a lot of time to visit the beach to collect sea glass. Well, I won’t have to pout about it anymore with this stuff.
I love the soft chill vibe that sea glass coloring gives off, it makes me nostalgic for summer! But what if you wanted that look year round? Well now it’s easy enough to achieve. With a large selection of colors you can easily incorporate the sea glass look into any type of décor. I opted to add Aqua and Sea Foam to my ever expanding spray paint collection.
I’ve been hoarding a box of glass containers with cork lids that I scored from an Estate Sale over the summer. Once I chose the sizes I wanted and peeled off the layers of dust and random garage particles, I was finally able to put them to use! Carter doesn’t have anywhere to stash his cash (other than a wallet, but who wants $20 in change in their wallet?), so I grabbed the Aqua and went to town.
We had some left over anchor decals, so I cut one out and after cleaning the glass centered the decal on the front. Now, make sure you shake the crap out of your can so that it’s all mixed up really well prior to spraying. It won’t spray very evenly if it’s not shaken well and you may not get the effect you’re looking for.
Flip your jar upside down on some paper and in thin layers, spray your sea glass on. The key is to do thin layers and not cake it on all at once. That way you can decide whether you want a darker more solid look or a more ‘barely there’ look. I did two coats on mine. It dries fairly quickly, so your wait time isn’t very long. Once it was done drying I peeled off the decal & the nautical change pot was done!
The next project I did was with an old picture frame from the Dollar Tree. I used some leftover arrow decals I had and placed them on the glass crossing each other. Using Sea Foam, I sprayed on a couple of thin coats and let dry. While it dried, I gave the frame a couple of coats of glossy white.
Once dried up, I stuck the glass back in the frame, leaving the backing off. This way you could see through the glass. I added it to the décor we had on the buffet called it a day.
Two simple projects using what I had on hand. I was able to whip them both up over a lunch break, it just doesn’t get any better than that. You could get so creative with this stuff and they offer a multitude of colors to try out. I’m thinking I may need to pick up the red and hammer out some Christmas décor next….