Craftynest recently gave a makeover to her antique wooden bookcase, and the topping on the cake was a frosted stencil on its glass doors. If you've got a glass cabinet, vase, or even a mirror in need of a little facelift, you can easily recreate this look with a few supplies. All you'll need to repeat this project is glass cleaner, paper towels, a craft knife, a wet erase marker, contact paper, a large stencil, and Krylon Frosted Glass Finish in white. To learn the steps,
- Clean the glass well with your glass cleaner, and wipe it down with a paper towel or rag.
- Peel a few inches off of the contact paper and stick it to the edge of the glass, and smooth it down. Unroll a few more inches at a time, and continue to peel. Make sure you burnish out any bubbles.
- Make sure there are no open spaces on the edge of the frame.
- After you've chosen your stencil, trace the pattern onto the contact paper with the wet erase marker. Repeat, if desired.
- Use your craft knife (try an X-acto knife), cut the outline of the stencil on the contact paper.
- Then, use the tip of the knife to lift the pieces of the cut pattern.
- Wipe off the excess marker with a paper towel. Use the glass cleaner if necessary.
- Shake the can of the glass finish. Spray it on the stenciled (i.e. no contact paper) portions of the glass from 10 to 12 inches away in a side-to-side motion. Let dry and spray another coat.
- Let dry, and then peel off the contact paper. Fini!