Learn how to transform a plain Glass Table Top with this Subtle yet Beautiful Etched Glass Techqniue which will give it a gorgeous design and character.
So this has to be hands done one of the easiest least messy ways to update a piece of furniture specifically a Glass Tabletop. You could honestly also use this technique to update Glass Vases, Bottles, or even Cups.
The whole project took me about 30 minutes from start to finish and I love the way it turned out. The word Etching seems so daunting but this project is far from daunting it is so simple that you will want to etch everything in sight. Trust me!
TUTORIAL FOR HOW TO ETCH A GLASS TABLE TOP
Okay to start off the project I had a plain Glass Table Top with legs were from Ikea called Lerberg. They were grey in color and pretty basic but got the job done.
First and foremost the legs needed an upgrade. For that, I was going to spray paint them completely Gold.
I chose Rust-o-leum Gold Metallic Spray paint which is my favorite spray paint as it gives the best shine and coverage.
It needed two light coats to give it complete coverage. Remember to be light the first coat as you can easily make the spray paint drip which isn’t a pretty look.
While the legs of the table were drying I moved onto the Glass Top. At this point you can choose what kind of design you would like on your table.
I went very basic and wanted some clean cut geometric lines which I did using masking tape.
You could of course get creative and use a stencil with a floral pattern. These stick-on stencils are great as they stay in place while you apply the etching cream and dries.
And when you take off the stencil you have a stunning design.
But moving onto my design which was Geometric Triangles. This was labor-intensive and I didn’t have to apply so much masking tape as I ended up etching only the sides and not the entire tabletop.
But you live and you learn.
I used this particular Etch Cream but you could use any etching cream for that matter.
So the texture of the Etch cream is thick. Scoop out the etching cream from the bottle I just used disposable utensils and apply the cream where you want the etching to appear.
After that let it sit for almost 15 minutes.
When the 15 minutes are up, scoop up all the cream that is on the table and put it back in the original bottle.
That is the best part about this product that you can re-use this cream as much as you want or put it back in the bottle and it will give the same results every SINGLE time.
Swipe the tabletop with a clean cloth when you have finished and Voila you’re All Done.
I just placed back the tabletop on to the freshly spray painted Ikea Legs and that was it.
Such a subtle makeover but gives character.
What do you guys think?
If you guys want to see how I created the Artwork placed on the table check out my Tribal Art Canvas post.