Last week I got out my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and painted two coats of pure white over my mason jars. A little distressing on all the raised edges and some random spots and I have cool vintage-y vases.
Some on our mantel, a couple in the bedroom and one on our kitchen table. Flowers make every room so cheery.
The jars did not get a coat of wax since they will inevitably get water all over them. I wasn't sure how the paint would hold up without wax, but they are holding up great. I even had a hard time distressing some parts of the jars. After a few days, that paint is set.