The Dress up Closet Makeover Part 1

Its been a while since I have posted so I thought I would share a fun little project that I am working on! It all started with a china cabinet you know the ones that your grandparents kept those thing that looked really cool but you were never allowed to touch or that fine china that was never used just looked at.
I found one on trash day and decided to take it home one mans trash is another's treasure right??? hahaha at least that's what I tell my husband when he sees my stash taking up valuable garage space!
Because this project is taking me longer than I had anticipated I will be doing it in two parts the door/glass and then the body and labor of turning a hutch top into a dress up closet.
the dress up closet makeover part 1, closet
This is the beast the bottom I'm going to repurpose into a lovely TV unit but that's for another day!
I stared off by cleaning the top with soap and water and removed the door remember this is part one the door is the only thing we are getting to today but I promise you can use this for any glass! ok here we go!
the dress up closet makeover part 1, closet
After taking off the door and cleaning it I took a washable marker and started drawing my design the opposite side the inside of the glass. I just used a Crayola washable marker from my daughters coloring stuff. this made it so easy to change or fix anything in the design that I was unhappy with.
the dress up closet makeover part 1, closet
this is an image of the design roughly done to what I liked with the washable marker
the dress up closet makeover part 1, closet
once I was done with the design I flipped the door over and followed the pattern with permanent marker then simply flipped back to the washable side (the inside of the door) and cleaned it in preparation for staining.
the dress up closet makeover part 1, closet
image of glass ready for staining
the dress up closet makeover part 1, closet
in hindsight I should have prepped the glass for the unicorn spit to stick better but it still worked out. I put the unicorn spit on full strength spritzed it lightly with water and got a lovely blending effect you must be careful not to over blend as it will turn muddy. once the spit was dry it was ready for painting stage. The Unicorn SPiT colors I used was Zia Teal, Blue Thunder, purple hill Majesty, Navajo Jewel, Pixie punk pink for the background for the dress I used Lemon kiss and phoenix fire. Midnight Blackness and Molly Red Pepper were mixed for her hair
the dress up closet makeover part 1, closet
Now to mix a custom blend of colors with Pixie Dust I bought four varied shades of pink an1 purple sample paints mixed them with pixie dust nd got my very own custom chalk paint!
the dress up closet makeover part 1, closet
Using Maria from ML Furniture's custom Bermuda Blending technique I blended the pinks and purple together. (for this Technique please Visit ML Furniture on Facebook! or look for her post right here on hometalk!)
the dress up closet makeover part 1, closet
After the blending dried I then added Unicorn SPiT in Pixie Punk to enhance the blending and make it more vibrant! the used Krylon Clear spray paint to seal the whole thing (also I added 3M to the glass both sides to add durability and safety as this will be used for a dress up closet!
the dress up closet makeover part 1, closet
close up of finished door
the dress up closet makeover part 1, closet
Finished Door!
Thanks for looking I should have Part 2 ready after Christmas!! But for now Get started on your own stain glass!

Suggested materials:

  • Unicorn Spit  (
  • Pixie Dust  (
  • Krylon clear spray paint  (home depot)
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Have a question about this project?

3 questions
  • 62q10370829
    on Dec 11, 2016

    Will it come off if it has to be removed ? We are renting & front door is glass & you can see upstairs & down hall way to kitchen with door shut or open then I have storm door that is all glass .

  • Laura Engdahl
    on Dec 11, 2016

    What is your end purpose for this painted glass door?

  • David German
    on Dec 12, 2016

    What exactly is "3 M " that was brushed on both sides of this fabulous project ? Where did you buy it ? I would love to create a stained-glass piece. Any suggestions ? Many thanks. D. German, Missouri

    • Twice Loved Creations
      on Dec 12, 2016

      Hi it is a plastic film that they put on vehicles to protect the paint. I have a friend who works in the automotive industry and was able to supply me with some. The only reason I used it was to make it more safe for children to use if they happen to break the glass it wouldn't shatter everywhere. If your just doing the stain glass for adult use I would suggest famowood or art resin :) I would also suggest instead of using black sharpie to use black puff paint with a fine tip so that you can color each individual pain as unicorn spit washes off permanent marker lol trial and error.

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