Fun and Easy Glass Transformation Project

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Home Stager with Certified Staging Professional

Fun and Easy Glass Transformation Project

Do you have glass accessories in your staging inventory that you would like to easily transform into something new? 

Here's a project that takes very little time and is SO-easy.  The results will give you a sea-glass look for very little cost.

This photo shows the supplies you will need, plus a fine bristle paint brush: 

1)Glass object (candlesticks, vases, plates +++), 2)Elmer's Glue (undiluted), 3)Food coloring, 4) Paint brush

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Make sure to wash the glass piece to remove any grease or dirt.

I used concentrated food coloring and it took only one drop for this color.  For more depth of color add more food coloring.

Mix the color and glue thoroughly and simply paint it on to your glass object.  It will appear quite streaky when first applied and wet as in the photo below.

 

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Just wait and you will see a transformation as it starts to dry.

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When I saw the results I rushed around looking for more pieces to transform, so I suggest that you gather a number of pieces before you begin.

Here are my results in a small vignette with an ocean theme. 

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I did have one client ask me if she could use it on a window and I would not advise it.  The transformed pieces look quite nice in this type of use but when held up to light you can see some streaks and blotches. 

Next I'm going to try brown and green. 

ENJOY and have fun with the transformation!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments (10)

Kathy Stoltman
Balboa Real Estate - Ventura, CA
Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793

Ginger, what a cool idea and so easy, thanks for sharing this.

May 24, 2013 03:28 AM
Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Thank you for commenting Kathy Stoltman.  I think that we all have glass pieces that may be worn or scratched and this project makes them better. 

May 24, 2013 03:54 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

This is a fun project....now I just have to see if I have any glass pieces to use...I recently had a yard sale so I'm cleaned out!

May 24, 2013 06:02 AM
Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Thanks Sharon Tara...wish I had that dilemma...I hate going to and doing garage sales and I really need one. 

May 24, 2013 06:23 AM
Kate Talarico
Kates Home Staging and Interior Design - Goshen, NY
RESA, Top Orange County Home Decorator & Stager

What a great idea!

May 24, 2013 07:17 AM
Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Thanks Kate Case, it is fun and easy.

May 24, 2013 08:14 AM
Marie Fox
Foxy Interiors Inc. Lake Mary Florida - Lake Mary, FL
Lake Mary, Florida, Home Stager & RE Photographer
Ginger what a neat idea to try to transform a piece and give it a new look. I like your stylin' vignette too.
May 24, 2013 10:51 AM
Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Thanks Marie Fox.  Couldn't resist creating the vignette. 

 

May 24, 2013 11:46 AM
Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Thanks Valerie.  I love sharing and miss the AR spirit. 

May 26, 2013 01:53 AM