Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Table top makeover: the conclusion!

Ok, full disclosure here, I am not completely finished with this project.  It has proven more time consuming than I had originally anticipated, and I have not had the time to get all four panels of the table done.  But I did finish the first one, so you should get a good idea of how it will look.

So here are the final steps in my faux stained glass project!

When we left off I had just finished my paper drawing of the stained glass design.  Just to refresh your memory it looked a little something like this:


Next step: I went to Lowe’s and got four pieces of Plexiglas custom cut to fit the four panels in the coffee table.  It was surprisingly inexpensive.

coffee table1

The next thing was to tape my paper design to one side of the Plexiglas.  I peeled off the protective plastic on the opposite side of the glass and retraced the image onto the glass using gun metal gray acrylic paint.  Then I removed the paper design and touched up any areas that I felt needed it on the glass. 

Once it was completely dry I flipped the Plexiglas over and removed the plastic from the side I hadn’t painted yet.  Then I colored in my image using acrylic paint and a wide brush.

And voila!

coffee table2

And here it is serving it’s new purpose:

coffee table3

No, it doesn’t look exactly like stained glass, but I’m going to enjoy it anyway.  Let me know what you think!


  1. (this is anna...) nice! a coffee table was just bestowed upon us as well...lol. I'm trying to think of ways to be creative with it...

    I am looking forward to taking your knitting class!!

  2. I like this article! Will come again next time for sure, thank again

  3. thanks so much! i'm really glad you enjoyed it. i'm posting new projects every week, stay tuned!


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