I have posted about this table before, but like any project in my home, I tend to change things over time.
After she sat in my garage for a month, the transformation began! All she needed was a little love ? (and spray paint!). I sprayed it with Kilz….
And then sprayed it with Krylon Ocean Breeze…
The furniture began to transform into something a lot more fun!
When I originally bought the table, I etched the glass using a completely different technique. But, ya live and ya learn, right? This technique is MUCH much easier.
So here is what we did:
Step 1: I had the great peeps over at Jones’ Paint and Glass cut me a new piece of glass to fit the furniture. (It only cost $11.00). Give them the EXACT dimensions. Don’t round up (even if it is only 1/8 of an inch). I learned this the HARD WAY!
Step 2: We cut some vinyl using an amazing Silhouette Machine.
Step 3: We laid the new piece of glass over the vinyl and traced around the glass with a marker. We did this to make it easier to evenly place the vinyl onto the glass.
Step 4: With the help of someone else (don’t try this alone) I learned that the HARD WAY too, place the vinyl evenly across your glass.
Step 5: Etch your glass. I suggest to use Rustoleum’s frosted glass spray. It is AMAZING and easy. You spray it on and wait for it to dry.
Step 6: Remove the vinyl carefully.
Step 7: Place the glass back into the furniture with the etching side DOWN. If you face the etching side down, then you will have a perfectly smooth surface on the top.
It turns the $5.00 table into something with character!
Etching glass on your furniture gives such a fun creative outlet to refinishing furniture. Think of the possibilities!
It gives a subtle charm to any piece to customize your space and make your home unique! If you know me, you know I LOVE unique items!
Hopefully this post has proven that if you see some furniture at a thrift store or at a yard sale that is missing the glass, or if it is broken, then you still have hope! Buying a new piece of glass and etching it is super-duper FUN and thrifty!