Romantic Faux Antique Glass + Giveaway [Valentine’s DIY]

diy faux antique glass

Like it or not, the most romantic day of the year is approaching!  With just a few short days left before Valentine’s Day arrives, why not add a little romantic touch to spark up some romance at home?  In my opinion, there’s nothing more romantic than a little candle light…just add some Norah Jones and a bottle of wine and now we’re really talking 😉  Hint, Hint to all the men out there that say they’re not the “mushy” type…it doesn’t take that much!

Today’s DIY will help you create that subtle Valentine’s ambiance in your home on a dime…you’ll even have a chance to win a special something for yourself too 😉

DIY Faux Antique Glass [Valentines DIY]

step 1

Grab some basic glass pieces, I picked up two round votives and two glass candle sticks from my local dollar store for under five dollars.

step 2

Next, apply a messy coat (yes, I said messy, this paint job should not look perfect since we are aiming for the antique look) of gold metallic paint.  I used Americana Gloss Enamels Paint in Glorious Gold.  Americana Paints are should be available at your local craft store.

step 3

Once the gold paint has dried, apply a very light, messy coat of silver metallic paint over it.  Don’t cover all of the gold, try to leave some gold spots showing.  For this step, I used Americana’s Silver Sage Metallic paint.

step 4

Once the silver coat has dried, use steel wool to rough up the painted surface on the glass.  Allow some of the clear glass to peak through, make for a beautiful effect once you have candles lit inside the votives.

Once you get the glass looking nice and old & scratchy, it’s time to add the candles!  Light em’ up, dim the lights and crack open a bottle of wine…bring on the romance!

Now it’s my turn to share a little love with all of you!  In honor of the most romantic day of the year, our good friends at Deco Art offered up this fabulous Valentine’s Day paint package!  Just in time to create some romantic V-day crafts!

Enter to win this wonderful package!

1. Leave a comment below telling us your favorite part about Valentine’s Day.

2. Like Picklee on a social platform you don’t already like us on, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, then tell us you did so in your comment below!

A winner will randomly be selected announced tomorrow, so stay tuned!

Good luck!


The winner has been selected!  Congratulations to Samantha Ellis of Petersburg, VA!  You will receive this fabulous Valentine’s Day paint package from Americana Paints!



31 responses to “Romantic Faux Antique Glass + Giveaway [Valentine’s DIY]

  1. I already follow you on Facebook and now Twitter. My favorite part of Valentines Day is spending time with my love.

  2. I am fairly new to your blog-just curious where did you find those elephant bookends? I adore elephants and books-i am in love!!

  3. I already follow you on FB 🙂 I love candle lite dinners with hubby…so that is what we do every Valetines Day 🙂

  4. Love making sweet treats with my kids… Cupcakes are in the oven as I write this- cherry chip!
    Following you on Twitter.

  5. My favorite part of Valentine’s Day is sending gifts to those that don’t expect them from me, like my parents, other relatives, and good friends. I want to prevent a disappointing Valentine’s Day, so if they get something unexpected, I am assured they will be smiling. Liked you on Facebook.

  6. Valentines is one of my most favorite days of the year. It is my wedding anniversary. <3 So my favorite thing about valentines is celebrating my marriage and the the love that my husband I have for one another.

  7. I love making classroom treats with my kids. It is a great time to talk about school, and kindness and of course the mushy love stuff!

  8. I love the romantic cards on Valentine’s Day; I’ve saved every card my husband has bought me. He always writes a little love note inside to make it ever more special.

  9. I like surprising my kiddos with special gifts. Although, they’ve come to expect it each year so its not so much of a surprise anymore.

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