Oh my, what a beginning this has been! My very first bear this year ended up in the garbage :o( Hopefully, bear number 2 will come together. Seems I get increasingly picky as time goes on ... if the little one does not do what I want, out it goes! I decided to change gears when the little bear refused to cooperate and make an altered decanter instead. I purchased the decanter at the Goodwill and painted with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint. It is the first time I have used Milk Paint and I love the way it turned out. I know the look is different when you use it on wood but I have been enjoying painting glass, so I thought I would give it a go. There is one drawback with the Milk Paint...it comes in a powder and you have to mix it yourself ... on the upside, you are able to regulate the consistency depending on your likes. If you want more of a whitewashed look, just add more water. They also sell a powder mix to add to the Milk Paint if you are using it on glass. I did not buy the mix as I wanted more of a whitewashed, shabby chic look on the decanter. After the Milk Paint was dry, I used my fingers to blush the raised areas on the bottom of the decanter and the stopper. I used Jacquard Pink/Gold Pearl Pigment. You can barely see a hint of pink but if you look close, you'll notice a hint of pink on the raised areas. The most fun comes with the addition of vintage and antique millinery flowers, leaves, lace, ribbons and finally, a vintage rhinestone earring! Voila ... there you have an altered decanter! If you have been thinking about trying Milk Paint, I say go for it! I ended up painting a few glass items and each one turned out a bit different, the decanter is my favorite.