Our Diva of DIY, Leanne Lee, demonstrates how to spice up your decor by painting and distressing glass.

BONUS: easy to coordinate with your home, holiday or event theme!

Distressing Glass with Paint Supplies

A glass vase (the more detailed the glass, the better)
Chalk-style paint (Check out my Chalk Paint Recipe for this project!)
Rubbing Alcohol
Cotton balls
Sanding sponge
Paint brush


1. Clean the glass with the rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball. Let dry.

2. Paint on a coat of chalk-style paint to glass. Let dry.

3. Using a sanding sponge, sand off the high spots of the glass detail.

Decorate to your heart’s content! I love to tie a piece of burlap or rope around vases to add texture. I also like to add a piece of something, whether it’s a old key, a sign or personalize it! If you know how to distress glass you will be able to transform old lights bought at your local thrift store, add color to a boring old vase…the possibilities are endless!

Did you find this How to Distress Glass tutorial helpful? I would LOVE to hear how this project turned out for you and to answer any questions you may have! I enjoy reading your comments ūüėČ


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