Faux Frosted Glass Tutorial

I love the look of this faux frosted glass.  It is like the icing on the cake.  I just want to eat it up it looks so good.
This was done by Carolyn at My Back Yard Eden.

Do you ever just walk into a room and notice things that you never noticed before, but have been there all along?  This happened to me when I got back from visiting my Mom for Easter.  I walked into our Master bathroom and noticed for the first time, that I could see everything inside this cabinet here.

Peek a boo bathroom cabinet
Aw…gee, would you like to borrow some dental floss, or maybe a feminine hygiene product?   Perhaps you’d rather have a Q-tip?

UnmentionablesFloss today? 
This cabinet is the only storage we have in this bathroom, so all of this non-displayable stuff has to go here.  And since we only have two bathrooms, when we entertain, someone invariably ends up here in our master bathroom.  (No doubt, checking out what brand of dental floss we prefer.)

I thought about lining the glass with fabric, but then I remembered seeing Frosted Glass spray paint at Home Depot.   Bingo!

Rust-oleum Frosted Glass Paint  
I sketched up and then cut out some leaves and vines.
stencil vines 
I arranged them in a pattern I liked and using spray adhesive, affixed them to the back side of the glass door.
frosted glass stencils
Then I sprayed on two coats of the Frosted Glass paint. 
Frosted Glass paint application
Make sure you have a friend nearby to help you watch the paint dry.  In only a few minutes, it’s dry and you can peel the design off.
Rosie 
Admire how pretty it is when the sun shines through the glass.
Frosted Glass Window 
I love how it turned out.  I’ve got to say that this was one of the easiest, quickest , most satisfying projects I’ve done in a while.
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I replaced the wood pulls with some brushed nickel ones we had leftover from our kitchen remodel.  I also reversed the way the door was hinged.  (I just love these IKEA products.  They are so well designed.)  Now you’ll just have to wonder what brand of dental floss we buy!DSC_0047

I do have plans to use some of this in my house. What do you think?
 
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20 Comments

  1. >Thanks for sharing this! I've been looking for this stuff to frost a glass door in our house. I guess I'm going to be making a run to Home Depot!

  2. >that is beautiful. I do not like glass cabinet fronts at all just because cabinets are for hiding things.

  3. >That turned out real nice. My neighbor did her front panels that way and it is very pretty. Thanks for sharing. Love & blessings from NC!

  4. >Thanks for swinging by from NFF! Following you back, and enjoy the remodeling! I look forward to following along!

  5. >I really love what you did! I'm so excited that Rustoleum has such a product! Can't wait to come up with ideas using the frosted glass spray in my home!

  6. I’d like to use the frosted spray paint on a very large window in our bathroom. I wanted to asked you if you needed to use more than one coat of spray paint. The frosted glass on the cabinet looks like it doesn’t hide the items as much as the door by the outdoor area does. Did you do them the same or use 2 coasts on the larger glass door?

  7. Your cabinet is beautiful!! I came across your lovely vine design while searching for an appealing idea for a window I’m doing for an opening between our living room and dining room. I’m wondering when you use the spray adhesive to place your vine design before spraying with the Frosted Glass Spray Paint, does it leave any residue behind once your peel off the vines? Also wondering how you clean the frosted panes? Any help would be very appreciated.

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