April 15, 2010

Fabulous Faux Frosted Glass

{How’s that for alliteration?}

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 Linking up to some of these fabulous blogs.

62 comments:

  1. This looks great, I love the design you used!! Well done! The new pulls also makes it look quite modern.

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  2. What a great idea! I want to get rid of the medicine cabinet in my bathroom and have two other cabinets with plain glass in the doors. I wanted to use them for typical medicine cabinet stuff but didn't like the idea of everyone seeing all that. I had no idea they made frosted glass spray. I need to spend MORE time in Lowe's!

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  3. Carolyn, you did a great job, just love it! all the best, Sara

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  4. That looks great! I love the leaf stencils!

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  5. That turned out great, Carolyn! You make it seem so easy, too! What a great option to create a little privacy.

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  6. Wow, wow, wow! Amazing transformation - I had no idea you could buy frosted glass spray paint, so thanks for the tip!

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  7. Wow - wow - wow! That is totally amazing!! I can definitely see why you are pleased with this project. Now I have to go out and find some glass to spray lol

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  8. I love it, this turned out beautifully!!

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  9. What a great idea! It looks so expensive now! Beautiful!

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  10. genius. looks great-i love the cutouts. and hello, glad to know that frosted glass spray paint exists!

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  11. So smart! That looks so great :).

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  12. That looks fantastic! I have doors that lead into our playroom/office that are glass. This would be a great way to "hide away" the mess that takes over that space so quickly!

    {Maria}

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  13. ha! I've been wanting to do that in my master bathroom for a while. I have the exact same problem! Thankfully no one ever uses that bathroom but me, but it still looks awful. I'll definitely get to it now! Thanks for the push in the right direction!

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  14. I have always wanted to try out "spray frost!" Your's looks amazing... and may be just the push I need to try some out :) thanks!

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

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  15. Beautiful! I love it!
    ☺ Celeste

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  16. This is so awesome! What a great idea!!

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  17. Carolyn, I love the way this turned out...LOVE IKEA! Your cabinet looks very 'expensive.' :) My mom always uses that as a compliment and it makes me smile! I featured you on my recent blog post (highlighting my favorite blogs!) Just thought you'd want to know! Best wishes- Holly (yourstrulyh@blogspot.com)

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  18. OMG, I have to get me some of that stuff! Great job, and I've always loved those cabinets from Ikea! :o)

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  19. Wow, it looks great, and so easy. I had no idea they made frosted glass spray paint- that makes me want to go find something to frost right now. Love it!

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  20. I love this idea -I'd like to try it on my front window!

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  21. Can I just tell you how HAPPY you have made me? I had no idea there was such a fabulous invention as frosted glass spray paint! I think I might have squealed when I saw this. And it's the very first post I've ever read of yours. It was meant to be! ha ha I am totally gonna check out what other cool things you have on this here blog! :)

    Corinna
    www.myscrapbooklife.com

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  22. You know what, you're awesome! LOL Really! I have a multi-pane back door. It stays smudged because I have doggies and kitties who love to press their noses to the glass and look out. And I hate there is no privacy at the door. A few weeks ago, while at Home Depot, over in the window blind area, I found this nifty patterned static cling window cover that looked like frosted glass. I splurged and bought the package for 19.99. Got home, all excited, used Windex to clean the door glass, opened the package to put it on. Imagine my disappointment and disgust to see that there was only enough to cover half of the door!! I was so mad, I just packaged it back up and returned it for a refund! I thought there had to be a better way! You just gave me one! Thanks! How much was the spray, by the way?

    -Karen

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  23. That looks great! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful idea!!

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  24. Great job! Filing this one away in case I have a need for it some day!

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  25. Great job! Your glass looks sooooo pretty.

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  26. oooooooooooooooh I love it. You are brilliant.

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  27. Wow...that came out so pretty! You've got me thinking where I can use this fabulous product! Hmmm...Thanks for linkin' up to Frugalicious Friday!

    Jane
    Finding Fabulous

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  28. I LOVE it!! looks beautiful!

    Thanks for linking up to I'm Lovin' It! Have a GREAT weekend!

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  29. Lovely! Great transformation!

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  30. That is sweet! I like the interest it adds to the piece!

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  31. Wow! I love this! It looks stunning! What a great idea!
    Sandra

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  32. awesome! i will have to check out that frosting spray...i just did a faux etched glass project, but i didn't use that...! wishing i'd known about it now!
    check out my post
    http://missbblogs.blogspot.com/2010/04/fleur-de-lis-cabinet.html

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  33. Saw you on Remodelaholics Anonymous. I love this. I've used window cling frosted glass and you could probably cut out designs on that too but it's such a pain to put up. This is probably easier and it looks SO good.

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  34. WOW! How beautiful!

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another great party.

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  35. I love that! I want to do that in my bathroom! If you mess up, can you scrape it off? I bought some of that spraypaint but have been too chicken to do it yet...

    XOX
    Jen

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  36. wow, what a terrific solution. I need to do something similar for our front door.

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  37. What a great transformation! Love it.

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  38. I have one of those cans sitting on a shelf, waiting to be used. I WILL get my act together and finish that door, especially now that your great results have inspired me :) Great job!

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  39. Carolyn,
    I love this! I haven't tried it either..but eye it every time I go to the craft store. Your blog header is awesome by the way...when I see depression glass, cute shoes, and a miter box together I get a little giddy.
    Thanks for coming to the party at Lucky Star Lane:)
    Erin

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  40. That turned out great. I'm very impressed. Would you mind if I featured this (one picture and a link back to your blog) on the Boardwalk Blotter?

    http://bobbypinsdesignotebook.blogspot.com/

    Please let me know. I would love to link the folks back to this project and it helps me remember my favs!

    Thank you!

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  41. TOTALLY impressed!
    I wonder if I could do something like this on my shower door!?!?!
    Love it!
    Shelley

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  42. This is GREAT! I just bought an old cabinet and am going to convert it to a cabinet for my wine glasses, etc., but {among other things) want to frost the glass...yours looks great and make me want to get moving on mine a little quicker.

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  43. Carolyn, I've now featured your door and you will find it here:

    http://bobbypinsdesignotebook.blogspot.com/2010/04/beautiful-faux-frosted-glass-door.html

    Thank you for letting me feature it and please feel free to grab a "featured" button.

    Again -- great project!

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  44. The frosted glass looks great.. and practical too!

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  45. Thank you for bringing your hodgepodge to the party! Will be drawing the winners soon!
    ~Gay~
    itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

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  46. SO glad I stumbled across your blog, especially this post!!! I've been wondering what the heck to do with a huge window in our masterbath. I tried that temporary clingy glass "froster" and it fell off in minutes. Will definitely check this stuff out -- and maybe a stencil or two. Genius! :)

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  47. This turned out so cute. I love that etching and the design. Thanks for sharing at 'Look at me, I'm SO Crafty!' at Fun to Craft.

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  48. What a great project! That's one that I think I'd like to try.

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  49. Since it's clearly visible in your first two pictures, I'm going with Crest Glide brand dental floss.

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  50. That turned out great. I was wondering how that spray stuff would actually turn out. I might have to try frosting now.

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  51. What a gorgeous DIY! I'm inspired! Feel free to stop by this week's Bargain Brag Wednesday, and link this project up: http://www.bargainshoppingparadise.com/2010/04/bargain-brag-wednesday-421-427.html

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  52. Carolyn,
    I'm featuring this at Get Your Craft on Thursday party this week! If you would like to stop over and grab my I was featured button please do so!

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  53. Ha! So much better. Everyone knows a girl has tampons and pads in their bathroom, but they don't need to be on display, right? :) This cabinet looks awesome with the frosted glass and the leaf pattern.

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  54. What a great project! I love it!

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  55. That is so cool! I'm going to have to find some glass in my house to do that to now!

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  56. This is beautiful!
    I hope it's okay that I featured it as an inspiration on my blog, More! Than Scrap.
    Thanks so much for sharing your creations :)
    Cori, morethanscrap.blogspot.com

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  57. Great work of window frosting... you can find more @ http://www.factoryone.com.au/production/signage/halfpage/signage_window_frosting.html

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  58. beautiful garden.Use our paint to create decorative colored glass, industrial colored glass, architectural colored glass, and more.

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  59. I bookmarked this when you first shared it. I hope you don't mind that I featured it today.

    I just moved into a 1930's home that needs a TON of work. I need a cabinet just like this for the master bath (if I can find one at the thrift store or Kmart ;) The frosted glass is just perfect - but your leaves make it!

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