Glass Doors ~ A quick, cheap & easy revamp
As is normal for me, I got bored of it and decided to change it up.
|Kitchen Door Command Centre|
I removed all the paper and glue residue, then gave each glass panel a wash.
Once the door was clear I was instantly reminded me why I hate this door so much
1) I just don’t see the point in glass doors inside!
2) Too much glass, wouldn’t be so bad if it was half glass half solid
3) It lets me see the boiler, which isn’t pretty to look at
Short of buying another door or moving the boiler, neither gonna happen, I had to come up with a way to disguise the boiler!
One thing we will be doing soon is painting the kitchen, so I decided to paint the door and frame a lovely blue colour.
It’s at this point I couldn’t find the etching cream, so decided to do something with the cabinet that holds all my laundry supplies.
I gave it a coat of paint and hung some little curtains.
I decided to place all the laundry bits’n’bobs in an old picnic basket.
The pegs are kept in this flower pot which I painted and decoupaged.
I gave these little wooden buckets a new coat of paint, and added ‘his and hers’ rub on letters, now a perfect spot to store all those pesky items left in pockets.
After a few days of ransacking the house looking for the glass etching cream the hubby was banished to the loft to continue the search, he eventually found it, thanks darlin’!
Before I did anything else, I used an E~cloth to wipe down the panes of glass, these things are great for cleaning, no chemicals!
Once the glass was clean I poured a small amount of etching cream into a container, and used a sponge brush to apply the cream to the glass.
I used a dab dab dabby technique, and more or less got an even application on each section of glass. The dabby technique has given an almost misted effect on the glass, rather than a streaky one which would have been obtained using a brush.
|Glass with Etch Cream|
On some panels I applied vinyl letters to create some kitchen~esq words.
|Glass with Vinyl Letters|
I used the dabby technique to apply cream over the glass and the vinyl.
|Glass with vinyl letters and etching cream|
Once the cream was almost dry I used a knife to gently lift up an edge of the vinyl which I then peeled away, leaving a crisp and clear letter image.
Here is the finished door, once it has dried a little more it wont be so patchy looking.
Not sure how I feel about it to be honest, but it does let in the light and looks kinda cool, and if I decide I want something different I can just use hot water and soap to wash it off.
What would you do?
I want the light to come through but don’t want the boiler staring at me! Any ideas are more than welcome.
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