Stained Glass Patio Table for Under $25

6 Materials
2 Days

I found this glass topped table at a flea market for $5.00. I liked the height but it was too plain - it needed to be DIY-ed!

The table was in good shape with only a little rust and dirt.

The glass was easily removed from the metal ring and the table legs.

I decided on a sun to paint onto the table top. I found the picture on-line and had it printed at Staples. This was the biggest expense. You could also print the picture out on a home printer.

To begin, I needed lead lines. I used half a bottle of white glue and added black craft paint. The ratio was 2:1 (glue:paint). Giving it a good shake, it was ready to use.

Before starting on the table top, I wanted to make sure I had the tip open wide enough to make the lines but not too wide so it would just be a big mess. I used a paper towel to test.

I laid the picture onto my work surface and then laid the glass on top of the picture. I would be working on the wrong side of the glass, meaning the actual painting would be on the bottom of the table top once I was finished.

I began to outline the entire picture. I kept a paper towel handy to clean off the tip of the bottle from time to time.

I allowed the "lead lines" to dry. Because I'm a perfectionist, I used a utility knife to clean up any lines that were too thick.

I carefully cut away any excess paint. If I accidentally cut an entire line, I just reapplied some glue and let it dry.

For the color, I used clear school glue and craft paint at a ratio of 3:1 (glue:paint). I mixed it well until it was the consistency of honey.

Using a small, flat brush, I began to fill in the picture. If the color was too light, I applied two coats of paint; however, you don't want it too heavy or the light won't shine through.

My picture had a lot of dimension to it so I added different colors to the face and blended them while the paint was still wet.

For the background, I used a larger brush to paint in the large areas.

Once the background color was dry, I added accents in lighter and darker colors.

While the glass was drying, I used a fine grit sanding sponge to remove any rust and "rough up" the surface of the table edge and the legs.

Once the sanding was complete, I wiped the entire surface with mild soap and water.

I sprayed both pieces with several thin coats of spray paint. After the first coat, I lightly sanded the surfaces again and wiped them clean. If there were any drips, I lightly sanded them and applied more paint.

Once the entire glass painting was dry, I sprayed two coats of clear sealer onto the painted surface side.

Putting the table back together was a snap.

I love the way it turned out. The sun has dimension on the face and the accent colors in the background are subtle but really add another layer.

This table definitely is a showstopper in our outdoor space.

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  • Dee Yaklich Dee Yaklich on Jun 08, 2018

    Wow that looks very nice. You could start a part time business. If it sits in the sun will the glue loosen?

    • Fran Fran on Jun 10, 2018

      Yes, the heat and UV rays will dry it out and it will flake off just like old weathered paint flakeing off the side of a house.

    • Jill Ron Pike Jill Ron Pike on Apr 11, 2019

      She sprayed two coats of sealer on the painted side. It seems to me that would seal in the glue and it would not separate.

  • Shs8286953 Shs8286953 on Jun 08, 2018

    Where did you get the picture? I have a small round table and would love a sun print

  • Kan24368108 Kan24368108 on Jun 10, 2018

    We get hurricanes in Texas

    Any ideas on how to protect glass table from hailstones.I’ve had my glass tables smashed recently!!

    • Jeanette Kent Jeanette Kent on Jun 10, 2018

      The only thing that I can think of (besides moving the table inside) would be to make a protective layer or table top that would fit on top of your glass table. Maybe you could use wood from an old pallet, lining the underside with foam so that it won't scratch. If you could make it with a bit of a lip as well, that might stop it from blowing off. It can be as attractive as you like or just functional. You could just remove the "lid" when you want to use the glass table - this might protect it from the sun as well.

    • Christine Cajigas Christine Cajigas on Jun 10, 2018

      Perhaps if you layed your glass tables on their sides with chair cushions over the glass & push table up against the house with chairs laying up against that. I know that with tornadoes (occasionally) thats what I had to do. I hadn't anywhere to go with mine. So thats what I did. ☺. Good luck!

    • Christine Cajigas Christine Cajigas on Jun 10, 2018

      Beautiful detailed work on your table. Most impressive!😉

    • Mary M. Jones Mary M. Jones on Jun 10, 2018

      What a great ideal. The table looks beautiful and I love the sun!

  • Jfr9879441 Jfr9879441 on Jun 10, 2018

    Just curious , if you painted the bottom of the glass. Whole painting you would see the top of the picture. Does it look different from one side to the other? Is that something to keep in mind when choosing a picture?

    • Alice Alice on Jun 10, 2018

      I am not sure I understand your question but if you asking what I think...Yes, the painting reverses when you flip it over to lay in the table frame. What you painted on the right half will become the left half when you flip it. Hope this helps.

    • Christine Cajigas Christine Cajigas on Jun 10, 2018

      JFranklin7093, yes, if your opting for a more detailed outcome, you do need to take your time. Flipping your glass occassionaly so you dont get lost with your design. Try using a mirror when you are doing the painting. Pick it up and hold facing the mirror. Trace design on glass if it will help give you perspective. Hope I understood what you meant, & that this helped. Good luck ☺

    • Josie Lennon Josie Lennon on Jun 10, 2018


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    • Mary Lou Lucas Stricker Mary Lou Lucas Stricker on Jun 10, 2018

      I thought her instructions were simple & straightforward..

      How did this Q&A section get so confusing?

      I'll read the 'how to' again to clear my mind of this gibberish so I can actually try my hand at this great little project.

    • Bsc27060987 Bsc27060987 on Jun 10, 2018

      If picture painted on bottom side of table glass, when done , is the painted side , now the top? Or is glass replaced as bottom side , so painted picture is under and not top of table?

      Beautiful work.

    • Barbara German Barbara German on Jun 10, 2018

      The painted side ends up on the bottom! It I should so lovely

    • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Jun 10, 2018

      Jfranklin7093 I understand your question. I thought the same thing. Your shading and details would need to be painted first and then the background color. The only thing I see is that the thicker the paint, the more opaque, so some shading could probably be accomplished by adding layers. I'm not sure my brain is artistic enough to paint in reverse like that! Lol.

  • Dawn Dewitt Dawn Dewitt on Jun 10, 2018

    If it get too hot will glue smear it or melt it?

    • Janette Janette on Jun 10, 2018

      I wondered about that too. Being in South Florida, I’m not sure this would hold up??

    • Christine Cajigas Christine Cajigas on Jun 10, 2018

      Ive used a fan to quickly dry when gluing projects & even with some baking. The humidity is awful here. So, I learned years ago that a fan facing right towards my projects helps speed the drying process (turning occassionally)reguardless of what I'm working on. 😊

    • Mary Lou Lucas Stricker Mary Lou Lucas Stricker on Jun 10, 2018


      I think the question was referring to finished product holding up to the heat of summer...

    • Christine Pardo Christine Pardo on Jun 10, 2018

      Per her instructions, she sprayed with 2 coats of sealer. Being in Florida or any high humidity location, you might want to use marine grade non yellowing sealer , make sure you spray the edges and place carefully in the rim (so as not to scrape the sealer).,,

  • Gin24987825 Gin24987825 on Jun 10, 2018

    Just curious-could you just use paint? Does it have to be mixed with glue? Would the paint by itself adhere to the glass?

    BTW- turned out beautiful!❤️

  • Janet Janet on Jun 10, 2018

    Where did you find the image? Was it a free site or did it cost?

  • Beverly Beverly on Jun 10, 2018

    Yes, I too am wondering why you mix the paint with glue...

    and I know if you lived here in Texas, and if the table sat in the sun any length of time it would definitely soften the glue...enough to ruin the picture I think maybe...

    i think you did a good job of painting looks very nice.

    • Jill Ron Pike Jill Ron Pike on Apr 11, 2019

      The paint is mixed with clear glue to make it translucent. Otherwise light wouldn't shine through it. She sealed everything with 2 coats of sealant when the design was finished. A marine-grade clear sealant would be a good idea if it sits out any length of time, and the glue, being under the sealer, won't soften.

  • Cindy Cindy on Jun 10, 2018

    Once this table was completed... how did it hold up to the elements of sun and heat?

    did the glue melt when in hot sun?

    • Jill Ron Pike Jill Ron Pike on Apr 11, 2019

      Put it in a shady area, or under cover if that worries you. She sealed it so the glue wouldn't melt.

  • Mar30344757 Mar30344757 on Jun 10, 2018

    Does the glue melt if put in a sunny part of the yard or does the sealer protect it?

  • Lau7592466 Lau7592466 on Jun 10, 2018

    I am assuming the painting is on the bottom side of the glass?

  • Okie Chic Okie Chic on Jun 10, 2018

    This is pretty!

    Did you know they make glass paint for such projects?

    • Beth Beth on Jun 10, 2018

      The only problem I could see with using glass paint is that it needs to be baked afterward. So if the tabletop is too large....

    • Donna Donna on Jun 10, 2018

      Plaid makes Gallery Glass - it doesn't need to be baked. I don't know how it would be outdoors though.

    • Kka24338414 Kka24338414 on Jun 10, 2018

      No. There’s a product called gallery glass. It doesn’t need to be baked at all. They have the black

      for lead lines and all kinds of colors

    • Kathleen Semler Mcmillen Kathleen Semler Mcmillen on Jun 10, 2018

      Not if you get paint and peel paint. It is made for painting a stained glass look. I use it to make free hand stained glass stick ons... they do not melt

    • Susan Susan on Jun 10, 2018

      This sounds cost- effective (cheaper than buying specialty glass paint). A lot of crafters have white glue & crafting paint (I know I do) but would have to go get glass paint. As this is on the underside of the glass, weather won't affect it, nor will banging it or chipping be an issue - it's protected.

    • Cheryl Lynn Cheryl Lynn on Jun 10, 2018

      The article said the glass/ glue painting was sealed with clear coat

    • Bev Bev on Jun 10, 2018

      I've used Gallery Paints and absolutely love them. I have a 12 foot wall of windows in my kitchen and didn't want to have to worry about curtains. They have been decorated for over 15 years and I have NO regrets. They look like stained glass and still look like new! Greatest products of this type I've ever found.

  • Pamster Pamster on Jun 10, 2018

    Beautiful. How do you keep the paint from running when it gets wet? Elmer’s glue is water based and will wash away pretty quickly in rain or dew.

  • Pam LoCoco Pam LoCoco on Jun 10, 2018

    how long do you let the glue dry?

  • Janice Heinzle Janice Heinzle on Jun 10, 2018

    Beautiful. You did such a great job. All I have are woodtop tables. I would love to do something like this to liven them up. Any ideas? I have a very old round dining table. I think I would like to have a design on top of it. One that could be removed. Hmmm....This is getting my creativeness flowing. Any help from anyone would be appreciated.

    • Alyce Alyce on Jun 10, 2018

      But a piece of round glass and do the same

    • Alyce Alyce on Jun 10, 2018

      But a piece of round glass and so the same

    • Kori Miller Kori Miller on Jun 10, 2018

      They have those round pieces of glass at Michaels and Walmart etc. for those little stand tables with 3 legs ..I’m guessing that would be a perfect place to start

    • Laurie Schwarz Laurie Schwarz on Jun 10, 2018

      Very unique idea; it's lovely. You did a bang-up job and your instructions and pics make it clear for anyone to follow. Now, JUST ENJOY!

  • Cheryl Hurst Cheryl Hurst on Jun 10, 2018

    The above instructions say "school glue". I question that because most school glue is not permanent and washes off with water. The bottle in photos says Glue All which is not a school glue and is more permanent. What did you use?

    • Susan Mollnow Susan Mollnow on Jun 10, 2018

      It looks like the Glue All was used for the "lead lines" and the clear school glue was used to achieve the colored glass look. It's on the underside of the glass table and it was sealed with a clear sealer, so it will most likely be okay. However, the links at the bottom appear to send you to a school glue and not Glue All, so be wary of using those.

    • Jou33502776 Jou33502776 on Jun 10, 2018

      Hi Cheryl, it will not matter if the glue is not permanent since there was 2 coats of clear coat applied on top of the paint and glue. This will seal it in and protect it from the elements, not to mention its all on the underside of the table top also protecting it. :)

  • Ramona Yunger Ramona Yunger on Jun 10, 2018

    I have the same tables. This idea SEEMS wonderful. My problem is taking the glass out. My DIY helper is no longer here so, my question is. #1 - unscrew the legs & slide them out, but then———it looks like the glass is clipped in with plastic restrainers, I don’t want to break them. It doesn’t look easy to me. How did you get the glass out?

    • Karen Julio Karen Julio on Jun 10, 2018

      I tried to do the same, but ended up having to tape up the glass, spray paint the metal ring, then you can just do the sun painting after.

  • Par30493505 Par30493505 on Jun 10, 2018

    Are you sure Elmer school glue is the proper glue for this project, I belive school glue is not water proof for outdoor use.

    • Jim Saurman Jim Saurman on Jun 10, 2018

      Evidently she coated it with several coats of clear spray paint, which should seal it up pretty well. But I agree with you, it would not stand up to any sort of weather/sprinklers/condensation etc. But if it's kept on a dry patio, should be fine. I'd recoat the underside with the clear spray paint once a year, just to be sure.

    • Sharon Lewandowski Sharon Lewandowski on Jun 10, 2018

      The glass was probably flipped so the side she painted on was underneath

    • Liz Liz on Jun 10, 2018

      So true. She stated that it is the reverse side of the glass. She put a clear coat on then flipped it before putting it back in the metal frame.

  • Christy Roppel Christy Roppel on Jun 10, 2018

    Would it be possible to decoupage this on the bottom? I am not a painter, but I sure could decoupage it. Or, cut it into littler pieces and glue/decoupage this a a faux mosaic?

    • Roberta Shaw Roberta Shaw on Jun 10, 2018

      I think we could do anything as long as we seal it like she did. I’m not sure what she used for her sealer but I can go back and find out. I have a different design idea though. Good luck to both of us. I hope yours comes out great.

    • JudyH JudyH on Apr 11, 2019

      She used a clear spray sealer. It is on the products used list with a link to Amazon.

  • Teri Sweeney Teri Sweeney on Jun 10, 2018

    Where did you find the sun picture?

  • Bubbles Bubbles on Jun 10, 2018

    I would like to lodge podge a pic. Any reason it wouldn't work??

  • Eli29298798 Eli29298798 on Jun 10, 2018

    LLooks amazing,has it peeled or dulled? Outside weather?

  • Theresa D'Ambrosio Theresa D'Ambrosio on Jun 10, 2018

    Beautiful work! I'm doing a similar "stained glass" project with Elmer's glue and paint but am having trouble with bubbles in the glue/paint mixture after application. They are near impossible to pop with a toothpick or straight pin and mar the overall appearance of my project. You didn't mention anything about bubbles being a problem so I'm wondering if I'm doing something wrong.... The only thing I've found to be effective is to let the mixture sit for at least an hour after mixing, to allow the bubbles to dissipate, and then to apply the mixture very slowly so as not to create new ones. Any advice would be appreciated.

    • MadameRã MadameRã on Jun 10, 2018

      Hi.. i have done many methods of the look of stain glassing, from the hardest to the simplest * though If selling it must be done the harder way..

      Bubbles are a problem with many a ‘liquid base product’... The oldest & easiest way is to use tiny bits of NON acetone/acetone,& if it has aloe vera in it, even better.

      **Safety suggestion always always do small sample tests on a glass jar(or something disposable thats is glass)... remember to use small drops for adding to your amounts, which Should be done in small amounts when preparing,stir well & Gently using ‘wooden’ skewers ~ i use a dropper(from chemist) for the Non acetone acestone~~~ which is a safer nail varnish remover.

      Truly hoping this will work for you. *As the article said, do be careful & take your time so all can look as best as possible ~~ though know there is No Such Thing as perfection; this is an area that only You can decide.


    • Theresa D'Ambrosio Theresa D'Ambrosio on Jun 10, 2018

      Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. I will try the non acetone product.

  • Peggy Heathman Peggy Heathman on Jun 10, 2018

    Very beautiful. Thanks for all the great tips. I’m curious about the bubbles the one person asked about. Did you have the same problem? If so what did you do to counter that?

  • Luwells Luwells on Jun 10, 2018

    So the painting is on the bottom, correct?!

  • Sandra Bock Sandra Bock on Jun 10, 2018

    your showing white an clear glue. Do you need both?? If so do you mix both together?

    • BushAndBeachLife BushAndBeachLife on Jun 10, 2018

      White for mixing with black paint for lead effect.....and clear for mixing with other paints for stained glass effect.

  • Sharron Christie Sharron Christie on Jun 10, 2018

    I would love to try this project but the glass does not come out of my table. Any suggestions on how to do the painting with the glass affixed?

    • Sandy Sandy on Jun 10, 2018

      Turn table upside down

    • Elaine Seibert Jackson Elaine Seibert Jackson on Jun 10, 2018

      Can you turn the table upside down onto your work surface? If you can, you might be able to use a less ornate design that you could do working around the legs.

    • Katherine Howard Jones Katherine Howard Jones on Jun 11, 2018

      You could also use scotch tape the design to the underside and paint the top but it wouldn't be as protected.

    • Sharron Christie Sharron Christie on Jun 11, 2018

      Thank you for your responses. Not sure this will work as the legs curve in toward the centre of the glass. Lovely table but very awkward. Perhaps a stencil that can be taped down and spray painted from the underside. Nevertheless, it’s a great project to keep in mind for another time when I get a table with removable glass.

  • Debbie Houchins Debbie Houchins on Jun 11, 2018

    Any way possible to make a glass top table shatterproof? After a terrible glass top dining table accident I have sworn off glass top tables but still have a patio set. Any suggestions before trashing it so I can do this project that I love .

    • Gnomegirl Gnomegirl on Jun 11, 2018

      You could try purchasing plexiglass.

    • Melanie Klem Melanie Klem on Jun 11, 2018

      There is not a way to make an existing piece of glass shatterproof. No glass is completely shatterproof. It has to do with the heating and pressing process during manufacturing that makes it LESS likely to break.

    • Homie Homie on Jun 11, 2018

      You can purchase security window film on Amazon that would be applied after painting. It keeps shattered glass from breaking apart into fragments—can’t keep it it from breaking, but makes it much safer if it does break. Automotive glass has a layer of this stuff sandwiched between glass layers.

    • Lisa0364 Lisa0364 on Jun 11, 2018

      I am going to give it a try. I will let you know how it turns out. I love it. I love your picture you picked. Do you mind if I use it also? Can you tell me where you found it?

  • Glenna Wade Glenna Wade on Jun 11, 2018

    I’m curious, why use glue? Why not just paint it with paint? Or markers?

    • Bernice Bernice on Jun 11, 2018

      Becaus because the glue dries translucent

    • Bet Bet on Jun 11, 2018

      It adds texture and the appearance of a stained glass window. You can feel it as in a relief piece of artwork.

  • Lisa0364 Lisa0364 on Jun 11, 2018

    I am going to give it a try. I will let you know how it turns out. I love it. I love your picture you picked. Do you mind if I use it also? Can you tell me where you found it.

  • Marta Vinzant Marta Vinzant on Jun 11, 2018

    If you're painting on the back side of the glass, wouldn't you paint your accent colors on first and then paint the solid background over it? If you paint the background first, the accent colors will not show through to the front side.

    • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on Jun 11, 2018

      I agree that some of the detail she so painstakingly painted has been lost. Wondering: Since you sealed your work at the end, would it hold up to the weather if it were on the top side?

    • Diane Schule Diane Schule on Jun 11, 2018

      If you are referring to the face of the sun a d its rays, she said she BLENDED the clear colors while the were still wet. The blended paint will show through. Thst is how I interpreted her narrative. She did a wonderful job!

    • Marta Vinzant Marta Vinzant on Jun 11, 2018

      I was referring to the background. If you paint the solid background first and then the accents, when you turn it over, just the background will show. I understood the blending part.

    • Bzm11686139 Bzm11686139 on Jun 11, 2018

      I think she painted the background after the sun was done, using a wider brush. If you look closely at the pictures, you'll see the sun is done before she starts with the blues for the background. And for the background, she painted the little details first and then painted over.

    • Kathy Kathy on Jun 11, 2018

      Marta, I agree with painting the accent colors first. More of the detail she painted would show. But, since the table top is translucent when done, not all the detail would be lost. Also, I'm guessing some of the background detail was added "on the fly" as the picture developed. That's what happens on most of my projects. Regardless, the table turned out beautiful. I would not have thought to use glue.

      I'm totally impressed.

    • Jane Nickris Jane Nickris on Jun 12, 2018

      Right. Paint those accents first then let dry. Pay attention to the blending, that's important on the face. Also apply the lighter painted areas first then dry. After that, put on the darker later.

    • Lkv32345074 Lkv32345074 on Jun 12, 2018

      It looks to me that she DID paint the accent colors first, then painted the blue background.

    • Celia Collier Celia Collier on Jun 12, 2018

      Lightest colors first. A great way to blend: add the colors you want, in the amount you want. I use round toothpicks to swirl/blend to the look I want. I also use the sharp tip to remove air bubbles.

  • Lisa Lisa on Jun 12, 2018

    How did you get the glass out of the table? I have an identical table and can't find any screws to loosen or way to detach the glass.

    • Celia Collier Celia Collier on Jun 12, 2018

      I'm not sure, but I believe removing the screws from the center legs will release the ring holding the glass.

    • Lisa Lisa on Jun 12, 2018

      I can't find any screws. I think it might be suatered together. :-(

  • Johnson Victoria Johnson Victoria on Jun 12, 2018

    I'm wondering how the color holds up in the sun?

    • Kari L. Olson Kari L. Olson on Jun 13, 2018

      If you re-read the instructions, it states that the picture is placed on the WRONG side. Therefore, the sun, rain, hail etc. shouldn't be of an concern.

    • Sherry Servesko Sherry Servesko on Jun 17, 2018

      Totally confused! If the painted ‘sun’ is painted on the reverse side HOW would you high lite with the paints? You would have to do reverse painting to start with.

  • Sue Sue on Jun 12, 2018

    Lovely painting. Where did you find the picture?

  • Mmi33362525 Mmi33362525 on Jun 16, 2018

    Did you put the original painted side under or on top?

  • Kmd2676375 Kmd2676375 on Jun 17, 2018

    No question. Only a comment. Have you considered entering your project in Sate Fair Competition? I have no dout you would take first place in your category. Go for it.

  • Christine Hollifield Christine Hollifield on Jun 17, 2018

    What kind of sealer did you use ??? Poly urathane , acrylic ???

  • Joaninfo Joaninfo on Jun 17, 2018

    I have an acrylic top table. Will these supplies work the same on it?

    • Marti Repic Marti Repic on Jun 17, 2018

      Yes. The glue will stick to both acrylic & glass.

    • Joe Jones Joe Jones on Jun 17, 2018

      Yes it’ll stick but it’s not going to be as clear since it’s on the bottom you will need to pick a design that’s not as detailed

  • Deb Owen Deb Owen on Jun 17, 2018

    This is absolutely beautiful! My concern is how will this not melt in the summer heat?

    • Sharon Sharon on Jun 17, 2018

      Sealing it will keep it intact. The glue is dry so it won't melt. If anything, the heat will make it dry out more.

    • Linda Tatom Peterson Linda Tatom Peterson on Jun 17, 2018

      I’ve done this before. The paint will curl and loosen. If you turn the tabletop upside down to place it back in the frame, you’ll have less trouble with it getting damaged from sun and rain.

    • Joe Jones Joe Jones on Jun 17, 2018

      She painted it onto the bottom of the tabletop that should help keep it from curling

  • Joi Williams Edwards Joi Williams Edwards on Jun 17, 2018

    was the paint in every section on the table was mixed with glue?

    • Camoline Camoline on Jun 17, 2018


      Refer back to the instructions. The ratio is 3:1 so that means you use 3 parts glue to one part paint. The glue gives the paint it’s translucent effect so the sun will shine thru it and thus producing the faux stained glass effect.

    • Tlw6933834 Tlw6933834 on Jun 21, 2018

      this is an awesome stain glass paint the is translucent.

    • Alicia W Alicia W on Jul 01, 2018

      Hi Joi. Yes all of the paint was mixed with glue. Please refer to the the project instructions above.

  • Gail Terry Gail Terry on Jun 17, 2018

    Why not just use stained glass paint? It is great I have used it for lots of projects.

  • Gail Terry Gail Terry on Jun 17, 2018

    Why not just use stained glass paint? It is great I have used it for a lot of stained glass projects.

  • Marna Michalik Marna Michalik on Jul 20, 2018

    What was the spray sealer you used?

  • Dianna Dianna on Jul 26, 2018

    How does the glue hold up in sun and heat

    • Jacx Jacx on Apr 11, 2019

      I would keep it out of a lot of direct sun and store it in a shaded area. Should last quite awhile.

  • Patricia Holland Patricia Holland on Apr 11, 2019

    How do you clean this stained glass painted project?

  • Tim42542241 Tim42542241 on May 22, 2019

    Faux seems to thin what do I do

  • Margherita McCallum Margherita McCallum on Jul 02, 2019

    What is the link to the different options of glass designs that you chose from?

    • Kat Rogers Kat Rogers on Jul 11, 2019

      Hi Again, Margherita~

      Might I make a suggestion: You could Google A Topic Or Item That You're Particularly Fond Of, and print out a picture. If you're wanting to get THAT Picture onto an opaque tabletop, using carbon paper underneath is an easy way to trace it (At least I READ that IT IS~ I'm going to make the attempt One Day in the not TOO distant future!) on, but then you'll probably want/need to take additional steps to Protect Your Art Work from being scratched off.

      Again, I hope I was of assistance.


  • Margherita McCallum Margherita McCallum on Jul 02, 2019

    Also, i have a resin top outdoor side table. Can i use the same paints on resin that you used on glass?

    • Kat Rogers Kat Rogers on Jul 11, 2019

      Yes, you can. She actually just kind of improvised on using acrylic paint on the glass, as enamel paint might usually be recommended for painting glass. You may not need to mix the paint with glue as the glue was only added to provide more of a transparency effect to the paint~ particularly if you're not painting onto a glass tabletop (I believe you said it was resin).

      I trust I provided some guidance for your upcoming project... And

      Have Fun!


  • Sheri Sheri on Sep 11, 2019

    Beautiful, I have a round outdoor table that I want to use. My concern is that the underside of the glass is not smooth it textured. Was yours,

    If so what did you do?

    Sheri In Texas

  • Deanna Perata Deanna Perata on Mar 07, 2020

    Since this picture you copied was painted on the underside of the glass....could you have glued the picture you printed on the underside and sprayed resin on it afterward? Just wondering since you said printing the picture was the expensive part of the project....and it would have been a quicker thing to do.

    • Carol Carol on May 12, 2020

      Oh but it would not have been as pretty! I am thinking a light under the table would really make this shine!

    • Lori Gillenwater Lori Gillenwater on May 12, 2020

      It would have been a lot quicker and easier but it wouldn't have the beautiful stained glass look that it has. It would just be a picture stuck to the bottom of the table top. If you always take the quick, easy route you miss out on the joy of watching your creation come to life.

    • Deni RDH Deni RDH on May 13, 2020

      I thought the same question.

    • Vickie Snelgrove Vickie Snelgrove on May 14, 2020

      The fun of creating a unique one of a kind table would be lost if you just tape the picture underneath. Just my opinion.

    • Claudia Halecky Claudia Halecky on Jan 03, 2021

      Just guessing, but I think she wanted the stain glass effect, flat paper wouldn’t have the same look. Also, using clear glue and less paint, you can have a transparent look if stained glass.

  • Christy Christy on May 14, 2020

    When you color the yellow you use paint and glue. Do you use glue for the blue? Why do you mix glue with the paint?

    • Trudy Trudy on Jan 03, 2021

      The glue serves two purposes. One, it makes the paint stick to the glass. Two, it also dries transparent which makes the pain look clear, like stained glass.

  • Cc Cc on Feb 14, 2021

    Link to sun picture?

    thank you

  • Patty Patty on May 31, 2021

    I am sorry. I think I missed something...

    Did you paint on the top or the bottom of the glass?

    • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on May 31, 2021

      I have the same question but believe it's on the back of the glass to keep it protected.

    • Patty Patty on May 31, 2021

      I think so too. It would be uneven if it was on top.

    • Liz Liz on Jun 01, 2021

      She stated that she is working on the wrong side of the glass. Nice job!

  • Judith Judith on Jul 15, 2021

    I love that you painted the underside of the tabletop, so the paint wouldn't be scratched during use. But what I dont understand is why the glue ? Why not just paint and no glue ?

    • Kathrine Anderson Kathrine Anderson on Jul 19, 2021

      I think she used the glue and black paint to create her "grout" lines.

    • Cynthia Dwyer Guzzardo Cynthia Dwyer Guzzardo on Jul 20, 2021

      If you have ever seen I believe its called Gallery Glass it has the Black to make the lines in a Bottle or can buy the lines already done. it is alot cheaper and works just as good using the Glue. Either product results in a Stain glass beauty. I love that Sun. I have been searching for a picture of the tree of life to use myself.


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  • HFredda HFredda on Jul 20, 2021


    Great look for a patio! You conveyed “Showstopper”! Indeed! A real Conversation Piece, Alicia! 🌞👏

  • Wendy Maney Wendy Maney on Jul 31, 2021

    I used glue and paint. After letting that dry I was cleaning up places with razor blade and my lines peeled off. Am I mixing it wrong