Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Pinterest Challenge Summer '12

It's baaaack! The fun Pinterest Challenge hosted by blogger goddesses Katie from Bower Power and Sherry over at Young House Love.   This one snuck up on me, but luckily I was able to create something in a just a few hours.


For the past couple of weeks or so I've been wondering what to do about the ugly half moon window on our front door. The shape is not bad, it's the gold inside that bothers me and the fact that if you're tall you can just look into it and see everything.  I tried covering the clear glass with acrylic paint, but it wasn't working out. You could see all the brush strokes and it wasn't looking good.

Today at the craft store I bought white transparent glass paint and tried painting that on the front window with a brush, but it didn't really do the trick.  So I went back to the drawing board.  I found this wonderful tutorial on frosted glass windows with number decals. Here is the Pinterest Link and here is the original post.

frosted front door window

Isn't it beautiful!? And it's super easy. So I went to Lowes and bought Valspar's Frosting spray and 4 black number decals. Total spent was just $7.

I made sure to clean the glass with rubbing alcohol to get off any grime and then I applied the numbers to the glass. I sprayed 4 thin coats of the frosted spray about 10 inches from the glass.


After the last coat I waited about 15 minutes and removed the decals. Be sure to cover surrounding areas, but I skipped this part since I'm getting my door painted in just a few days.


The light behind the glass glimmers and sparkles through the crystal in the glass. I love it!

 


I love the way it looks and now I can't wait to get the door painted yellow! Stay tuned for that.

xo
Cathleen

1 comment:

Lisa and Joey @ Paintbrush and Screwdriver said...

Coming over from the Pinterest challenge page.

I'm glad to see a post about using the spray frosting on a door. We have a small window in our front door, and I've been thinking about doing this. I really like how you used the decals to mask off the numbers. That looks really good :)

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