Since I last posted, I scrubbed all of that "expensive" paint off of the jars and I am starting over with a solid red. Not sure where I am going next...except that as I was spraying the paint began to run...I mean really run. I am once again reminded of my Brownie G.S. days when, at every investiture, we would do the Brownie story and hear the words "patience is a virtue". Guess I am not very virtuous. I am REALLY patient in lots of ways, but spraying paint is not one of them! Yes, I know, three or four or ??? thin coats is way better than one heavy one...but honestly, when I am not even sure where I am going with this, I am anxious to get there (?) quickly and see what comes of it.
Of course, that other old saying - "haste makes waste" - comes to mind as well because now I have major visible drips on these jars AND I am out of paint. The only other red paint I have is gloss which defeats my shabby look, but I wanted to see if I could get those drips covered. It looks like I may be able to - once I go buy yet more paint. Seems this project may have been doomed from the beginning.
Definitely looking more SHABBY than CHIC!