What to make out of a very large cut glass plate?

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I have been racking my brain trying to figure out what I should do with an antique large (about 3 ft across) cut glass plate. Some of my ideas have been paint the cut edges underneath and make a table or hang on wall securely. I don't think I want it outside....Can you all share ideas of what you would do with it? Thanks.
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  • Derry Derry on Jul 31, 2016
    I have a similar type plate and I'm planning on painting the back and hanging it. Mine has a base that indents so I am planning on putting some wire aroung it with a hanging loop. Mine is going outside on the wall of our garage.
    • Nancy Robinson Nancy Robinson on Jul 31, 2016
      Mine also has an indent and I thought about the wire around it also. What are you going to paint it with. I like this idea and thought about painting mine with some stained glass paint. I do not want mine outside as it was an inherited item from my momma. It would really look great in a window but I am so afraid it will somehow swing and break the window as it is so heavy.
  • MJ Parker MJ Parker on Jul 31, 2016
    Build a simple, sturdy base of wood and make a coffee table. Impervious to spills, and the edge will keep them on top. If you leave it clear, it will lighten the impact. The base could be painted any color that blends with your room.
  • Denise Long Denise Long on Jul 31, 2016
    glue a nice bowl on the bottom upside down and use for a pie plate or cake plate also a bird bath etc.
    • Nancy Robinson Nancy Robinson on Jul 31, 2016
      Thanks. I just wonder where I would keep something so large while storing it. I do not want it outside as it was inherited from my mother.
  • Patricia Norman Patricia Norman on Jul 31, 2016
    I would make a coffee table.
  • Nancy Robinson Nancy Robinson on Jul 31, 2016
    That is an awesome idea. Thanks for replying.
  • Derry Derry on Aug 01, 2016
    I'm painting mine with Fusion Mineral Paint, since it will be out side. If I were hanging it inside, I'd probably put it on a dark wall or hang it over a slightly larger dark velvet banner. Think about how diamonds look on velvet at the jeweler's.
    • Nancy Robinson Nancy Robinson on Aug 01, 2016
      Derry, please post pic when done. I will look for the paint today but may go stained glass paint for inside. Thanks for your great input.
  • Derry Derry on Aug 01, 2016
    I look forward to seeing yours as well! Thank you for the motivation to get mine done!