My bedroom makeover is under way, and I am glad to have finally finished the painting. The walls look great, but my entire body is aching!
This week I didn't have a lot of time, so I decided to quickly spruce up my furniture - the dresser and night stand.
I bought a vintage hutch a while ago that was the right scale and style. This piece is very typical of Russian apartments; all of my grandparents had a version of this, which is usually outfitted with fine china, stemware, and family photos slid behind the glass.
For my purpose though, I will be using it without the hutch. I'm not sure what I will store behind the glass below (though I know it won't be fine china), but whatever it is, I won't want to see.
So what's today's project? Easy glass etching!
For the side table, I will be etching a mirror that I had cut to the size of my table top. First, I taped off the edges so that they remain reflective.
I also taped two strips onto the back side of the glass doors.
Following the instructions on the can I sprayed three even coats onto the glass. I then removed the tape from the glass and sprayed another two coats, for a total of 5.
The mirror got 5 even coats, and I removed the tape right after the last coat.
With our table and bed back in place, my handy husby attached a pretty handle to the top drawer before I topped it off with the glass:
I attached 6 sticky squares to the top for cushion and stability, and then pressed the glass on top.
I like the etched top so that the lamp won't reflect in the table, and the mirrored band has an almost beveled effect.
The dresser glass I just popped back in, and am surprised at how transformed the piece looks without the hutch, and with opaque glass - perfect!
Next I'll be making a roman blind, which I'm very excited about - I can't wait to add some pizzaz to the window wall. This should be a relatively easy project too, and I'm excited to share it with you...soon...