What’s Depression Glass? It’s that gorgeous colored glassware that you find all over antique stores and flea markets; it’s called “Depression Glass” because it was distributed for free during the Great Depression (brands included pieces with things like boxes of food as an incentive to purchase).
I love the stuff, but it can get pricey…
So I thought I’d make some of my own.
The more common colors of Depression Glass are pastels – rose, tangerine, green…but I loved the idea of a deep ruby-red version, and so I went to town on a jewelry tray (or at least I use it as a jewelry tray) that I found in Canada for $2.
DIY “DEPRESSION GLASS”
1. Clean the piece well
2. Spray with translucent glass paint in your desired color
3. Set on wax paper or newspaper and allow to dry for 30 minutes.
For more info, check out this video.