Lynn at Glorious Today is excited to share with us her new frosted glass with a modern look.
I am thrilled to post my first project! I love reading other people’s blogs and seeing all their great ideas and projects, and now I get to take part!
I think my husband will just be thrilled that I finished a project (within a week of starting it, no less).
Our house has kind of an odd-looking front entrance, which is a long story we won’t go into, but our front door is actually a set of french doors with glass insets.
I am very happy with it. The frosting isn’t completely even, but it looks different from different angles and is opaque enough that you can’t see in at night. I’d like to paint the front doors now–I’m thinking a nice olive green maybe (any suggestions?).
I taped them up on the glass and went outside to look them, figuring out where I wanted to align the letters and if they were big enough. Then, thinking long and hard to make sure they would face the right way once I stuck them on the window, I taped the numbers and letters onto pieces of contact paper. Since I was spraying on the inside of the doors, I taped the letters face up on the back side of the contact paper, taping in several places so it stayed in place
|Letters taped on to look at them again before peeling the contact paper and sticking.|
I also taped the edges of the windows and added pieces of paper from our recycling bin to cover the wood. I’m not sure how necessary this was, because I’m not sure what this paint would do to it since it seems to spray on clear, but I didn’t want to risk it.
|Edges masked, letters stuck on, ready to paint.|
I chose to open the door to paint to help with the fumes. I sprayed it completely, waited a couple minutes, then went over the whole thing again–going for slow steady strokes and even coverage.