Abbie M
Abbie M
  • Hometalk Team
  • Brooklyn, NY

Faux Stained Glass Cabinet Technique

6 Materials
$20
2 Days
Medium

Grab some Elmer's glue and craft paint for this one of a kind cabinet update!

Check out the video for more how-to's!


combine elmer s glue and acrylic paint for this one of a kind cabinet


combine elmer s glue and acrylic paint for this one of a kind cabinet

I found this cabinet at a thrift store and it was a perfect size for our TV - but as you can see it didn’t hide the cords very well..

Instead of taking off the glass… I had an idea! 

combine elmer s glue and acrylic paint for this one of a kind cabinet
combine elmer s glue and acrylic paint for this one of a kind cabinet

Next, clean the glass.

combine elmer s glue and acrylic paint for this one of a kind cabinet

First, remove the doors from the cabinet.

combine elmer s glue and acrylic paint for this one of a kind cabinet

After that, grab your white glue and add about a tablespoon of black paint to it and mix it.

combine elmer s glue and acrylic paint for this one of a kind cabinet
combine elmer s glue and acrylic paint for this one of a kind cabinet

Following that, print out a pattern and tape it to the glass, & begin tracing!

combine elmer s glue and acrylic paint for this one of a kind cabinet

Continue to move around the pattern and trace until your glass is covered! Let it dry overnight.

combine elmer s glue and acrylic paint for this one of a kind cabinet

Next, pour some clear glue and into a muffin tin for separation.

combine elmer s glue and acrylic paint for this one of a kind cabinet


combine elmer s glue and acrylic paint for this one of a kind cabinet

After your tints are mixed -- you're ready to go!

combine elmer s glue and acrylic paint for this one of a kind cabinet

Next, add a few drops of paint to the glue to create a tint! Be sure not to add too much paint so it's a little bit transparent.

combine elmer s glue and acrylic paint for this one of a kind cabinet

Begin coloring in your faux lead lines!

Add another coat if necessary. Let the glass dry overnight & reattach to your cabinet!

And that's it! I love the way this looks on the cabinet - it gives it a one of a kind whimsical look!


You can personalize colors and trace any patterns to fit your style!

You can use this technique on any kind of glass -- from old windows to glass doors-- the possibilites are endless!


I hope this inspires you to try out this faux stained glass technique!

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Have a question about this project?

3 of 45 questions
  • RebeccaJames
    on Apr 7, 2019

    What kind of sealant would you use. I live in Texas and it is very humid here.

  • Audi Cox
    5 days ago

    How would you do this on a window that cannot be removed? Would the paint run down via gravity?

  • Nancy
    30 minutes ago

    What will kill moss in my front yard?

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  • Lisa Carll
    on Apr 10, 2019

    I have 2 doors leading from my bathroom going to our pool. They have clear windows in them that I have had to put curtains on and I hate it. What a great solution . Thank you for this great ideal.

  • Joyce
    on Apr 13, 2019

    A definite! Can't wait to try!

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