September 15, 2011

Etched Kitchen Table

I'm at HERE Project Run and Play today and while I'm still waiting for my internet to get set up my sister Leca is in the house today.  Welcome Leca!
Hello all!  It's me Leca from Leca Unplugged!  I've hijacked Cheri's blog today to tell you all about my table woes.
So I have this table and I wanted it to stay nice.  I ordered up a piece of glass for the top thinking it would save my life and my table. 
It didn't.
It turns out glass shows finger prints and crumbs super easily.
I really couldn't have that.

See how shiny?  Well, I decided to etch the glass to change the reflection and hide all my kids' nastiness.

This is Armour Etch glass etching cream.  You can pick it up at Hobby Lobby, Michael's and the such. 

 I wanted my table to have a cool pattern so I got a stencil and taped it in place.

Then I took a paintbrush and painted it on.  Once it was completely filled in, I went back over my pattern with my brush to make sure it was all even. That helped it etch more evenly.

I waited about 1-2 minutes and then wiped it all clean.

I kept going...

until I had this!  Wha-la!

She's beautiful-- isn't she?  Just like magic you have a brand new look.  Can you see the crumbs and finger prints?  I didn't think so.
The best tip I can give you, if you decide to try this for yourself, is start with a really really clean surface.  If you don't, it will end up looking uneven.  But don't be scared-- it's super easy.
Now that we have that settled, it's time for a little fun.  Head on over to Leca Unplugged for a quick laugh to brighten your day.
See you there!


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