There are many creative people out there, who are willing to think outside the box. One such person is a Marietta, Ohio Junk Gypsy™ Paint retailer, Lisa Bammerlin of Brick Street Cottage. Lisa recently shared a project she completed and we loved it so much, we thought we’d share with our Junk Gypsy™ Paint lovers everywhere! Lisa tells us, “I was watching a movie one day a few weeks ago that was set in an old western saloon and noticed some gorgeous etched glass windows and doors in the set design. I had been holding on to this piece of furniture for awhile trying to figure out what to do with it. After seeing those windows I knew exactly what it needed!”
Wanting to keep the project fresh and updated, Lisa first painted the piece using Junk Gypsy™ chalk and clay Paint in Wanderlust, a super fun turquoise. She finished the piece off with some light distressing before settling in on the next important part of her design.
Lisa searched for a design that would mimic some Victorian detailing but didn’t want anything too ornate. She found inspiration in this photo of a vintage door with the scrolled etching she was desiring. She removed the fretwork inside the glass doors of her cabinet, as it was broken and had pieces missing from the design.
Being a creative soul, Lisa has many tools to help realize her vision, so once she found a design she wanted she used a cutting machine to produce a sticky-backed stencil material. Carefully placing the stencil on the glass, she then used an etching cream to cover the exposed glass area. She had purchased the etching cream online and had it waiting in the wings to make something special!
After first practicing on an old drinking glass, Lisa applied the etching cream liberally, brushing in several directions to make sure all of the glass was covered. Lisa warns, “Make sure that all of the edges of the stencil are adhered well or it can bleed under the stencil.” After rinsing with warm water, the stencil was peeled and a modern Victorian masterpiece was revealed! The etching cream creates a permanent application and is easy to apply.
Etching cream is a great product to use if you want to create some privacy without completely blocking out light. Check out the finished project! With the vibrancy that Junk Gypsy™ Paint brings, and the subtle design created with etching cream, this cabinet is ready for a new home.
Aren’t you “etching” to do something creative too? Grab a can of American-made Junk Gypsy™ Paint and get working on your next masterpiece! To find a retailer near you, visit us here.