I picked up these 4 glasses (which I wanted for use as stemless wineglasses) for cheap, cheap, cheap from the thrift store. But they were a bit dull.
And here after a jazzy little make-over:
I found this idea on Radical Possibility, her glasses were originally inspired by Anthropologie's Settled Confetti glasses.
This easy technique uses regular old craft store acrylic paint - the kind you can pick up for around 99 cents. I have to admit I had my doubts about whether or not the paint would actually adhere well but it seems to be holding up. I even ran one through the dishwasher and the paint came through unscathed.
After a bit of research on painting glass, I did do a couple of things differently from the original tutorial:
1. I cleaned the outside of the glass with rubbing alcohol before painting - this is supposed to remove any residual oils and dirt and allow the paint to adhere better.
2. After painting, I put the glasses in a cold oven. Turned on to 350 degrees and baked for 30 minutes. Because I did this, I skipped applying any sealant.