Monday, May 11, 2009

How To Make: Things Look Bad-A** with Frosted Glass Spray

I was standing in Goodwill last Thursday and saw this little vase that was frosted glass. I picked it up, held it, rubbed the sides {it's like velvet and I have to touch everything} and then it went into my basket.

When I got home I set it on my craft table and noticed how the light was so beautifully making this little vase almost glow. And then it hit me! I turned around in my chair and had that "AH HA!" moment for a old table that my husband bought before we got married.

This table was a black night stand. Had two tiers to it with this horrible textured beveled glass that I felt like I could never quite get clean.

I was so excited that I forgot to take a before picture. But here's half of it.
See it in all of it's dated 1994 darkness there to the left?


I haven't revealed my craft room yet, but as you can imagine it's fun and light and totally girly. This, is not so much girly.
So here's what we're gonna do, we're going to frost the glass. We're going to do it with a doilie.
Yes, I love them! Just like all of my other old lady loves {ie birds, Frank Sinatra, crossword puzzles}.


I measured the opening where the glass is supposed to go and headed to Lowe's. For under ten bucks they cut two 15 x 15 pieces of glass for me. I used paper doilies, but I am sure you can use pretty much whatever you want. I looked for crocheted ones, but couldn't bare ruining them. I tracked down some frosted glass spray at Hobby Lobby for a few bucks and got to work.

The concrete on my porch is not this dirty usually, I promise. Muddy puppy paws.

By now you should have a can of spray adhesive, I have three actually. Anyway, using your '80's Aquanet spray technique, lightly spray the back of the doilie and stick it on the glass. I chose the center but maybe off center would be cute too {you could set a teacup and saucer on it, I dunno.)
Make sure you give it a firm pressing. Get around the detailing near the edges and make sure they're sticking.
Using your frosted glass spray, make sweeping motions over the glass. Do not point blank! This isn't like paint. You'll get the hang of it once you do a few sprays.

Let these puppies dry for about 10 minutes before you peel the doilies off. You don't want to smudge this stuff. **

**Quick question. Have you ever made or redone something and when it's finished it is the cutest thing you have ever seen? I actually yelled "OH MY GOD THIS IS SO CUTE" then made my husband come upstairs to see. Of course he doesn't care about this but humored me anyway.
TA-DA!

OH MY GOD THIS IS SO CUTE

I sort of went bonkers with the frosting spray. I'll post another little project later where I used some stencils and this great spray.
What do you think? Am I bias because I made it or is this thing a keeper?
kristina Sig copy

18 comments:

Lavender Lily said...

oh my gosh, you are freaking amazing! that is too cute!!!

Stephanie said...

You are not crazy. That is very cool. I love those doilies!

Liz said...

Oh my god that IS so cute!! GREAT idea . . . looking around now for something to frost . . . and some doilies . . .

~ Liz
www.itsgreattobehome.net

Averill said...

LOVE! Did you have any trouble with it looking streaky or anything? I used that frosted glass peel & stick stuff on an interior glass door that connects our bedroom to the hallway, but I could never get all the bubbles out...I definitely need to try the spray-on frosting instead!

modern eve said...

that is awesome and i totally wanna steal that idea for a glass cake stand...love your blog!

klynch said...

WOW I really love that!!
How asome is that!
I laughed at your comment on my blog about the girl tellyou to stop being diabetic like you have a choice? some times I wonder about these people are they real?
LOL

Kristina with a K said...

Thanks guys!

Welcome Modern Eve and Stephanie! Glad to see you here :)

Averill- I really didn't have any trouble with streaking at all. The glass was flat tho, but I bet if you do a couple of super light coats you'd be good.

Dreamer said...

LOVE IT! I have a little glass top table in my office that I have no idea what to do with... I should totally try this. Way cute, Purple Pea! It came out perfectly!

Tom and Samantha said...

Very cute. And I love that you were inspired by a Goodwill item.

Catherine Hansen Peart said...

I love, love, love this!! I have a bunch of doilies from my dear Nana (she is 101 and still crocheting!) and I am always looking for more modern ways of incorporating old fashioned style into my home. Now, for something with glass in it....

Queen Bee said...

VERY cute! Now I have to find something to spray...

the undomesticated wife said...

Looks wonderful!

Liz said...

Still love it, thanks so much for sharing it with the blog party today! You rock. :)

~ Liz
www.itsgreattobehome.net

erinlovesdesign said...

This is beautiful! What a great DIY project and a good way to add design to glass.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Well how creative are you? It is Simply wonderful and no man will ever (well most men anyways) understand how creativity is so additing. I always tell my clients husbands, that women love .. i mean LOVE... interiors and fashion like men love sports or cars. Then some open their eyes and say...OOOOh ok.. i get it.

TTFN~~Claudia ♥ ♥

Jenny Kerr said...

That came out really cute!

sabrina said...

oh it is soooo cute!!! and you gave me great idea- one of my friends gets old windows and does mosaics on them and i was trying to think of something else to do with them... this is it!! thanks!

Sabrina
www.patelife.blogspot.com

Mikey said...

Beautiful!