“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.” –
Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Is anyone else obsessed with Jadeite?
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Unfortunately for me, there is not a lot of inventory, of the real stuff, in my neck of the woods. That means I turn to the thrift store and do my own…
DIY Jadeite Dish
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
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DIY FAUX JADEITE DISH
- Thrift Store Dish
- Soft Bristle Brush
- Milk Glass Paint
- Remove any stickers on item and clean with alcohol.
- Using a soft bristle brush apply the paint to the item by allowing it to flow from the brush rather than brushing the surface – Per the instructions found on the web. (Note – There are a couple of technique options bia that link.)
- Allow to dry for 24 hrs before applying multiple layers of paint.
- To make it permanent and washable – Once you have the desired color, you bake-to-cure the painted glass in the oven by placing glass in cold oven and turn to 350 degrees. Bake for 30 min and turn off the oven; allowing it to completely cool before removing (per instructions).
You must clean the item. This is a thin liquid that needs a properly prepared surface.
I used a sponge paint brush, thinking there would be no streaks, but I am still not exactly sure which paint brush would be the best for this.
There didn’t seem to be any instructions on how many layers you could do so I did many to achieve the color I wanted. I probably should have waited longer per application.
A piece that doesn’t have a lot of details might actually work better than one with nooks and crannies.
My oven runs hot so I should have done a little lower of a temp as it got brown in a few areas.
Using this paint, instead of regular craft paint, makes it food safe (proper curing).
This was a new type of paint for me so it took time, and I believe, a patient person to really make the look more smooth and even.
SHOULD I DO A DIY FAUX JADEITE DISH?
My overall review, I would say I came out just slightly cheaper than buying a knock off piece – not factoring my time. If you are really good with paint and you have patience, more than me, this might just be for you.
And now for more thrifty goodness!
Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!