Faux Stained Glass Cabinet Technique

6 Materials
2 Days

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!

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! 

Next, clean the glass.

First, remove the doors from the cabinet.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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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  • Carole Atson Carole Atson on May 25, 2021

    I’ve read that I can paint on glass just using glass paint. I’m not understanding why the glue is needed here 😳

  • Nancy Nancy on Sep 14, 2021

    Will this work over window tint that has been applied to the glass. My windows are dual pane and the interior gas has leaked out and they look dirty all the time because I can't clean inside the 2 panes...The only way to repair the glass leaking is to replace them..thanks for your reply.

  • Delia noles Delia noles on Sep 14, 2021

    Is it permanent or temporary? I live in a rental and it's a great idea for the windows.


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