Upcycled painted crystal for your dressing table

Pressed coloured glass dressing table sets were popular in the 1920s and 1930s, often made in Czechoslovakia. Comprising of a glass tray in a pastel colourway alongside candle sticks, perfume bottles and jewellery pots; this was a glamorous look for any ladies’ bedroom. As these become rarer, why not recreate the look by painting crystal and glassware found in charity shops and the back of your cupboard in colours to compliment your bedroom!

Upcycled painted crystal for your dressing tableUpcycled painted crystal for your dressing table

MATERIALS USED:

  • Glass bowls – I chose a crystal basket, a cut-glass posy bowl with lid and a glass pot.
  • Low tac masking tape
  • Chalk paint effect spray paint

EQUIPMENT NEEDED:

  • A face mask

Upcycled painted crystal for your dressing table

HOW TO MAKE THIS PROJECT 

Step 1: Wash the glass thoroughly and dry fully

Step 2: Decide whether you are going to paint the inside of the glass or outside. I chose to spray inside on some and outside on others to create a layered effect on my dressing table.

Step 3: Cover the side you are not spraying in masking tape fully. Don’t leave any gaps.

Upcycled painted crystal for your dressing table

Step 4: Wearing a protective face mask, in a well-ventilated room or outside carefully spray the glass. Leave to dry.

Upcycled painted crystal for your dressing table

Step 5: Add a second layer of paint and leave to dry again.

Upcycled painted crystal for your dressing table

Step 6: Carefully peel off the masking tape.

Upcycled painted crystal for your dressing table

Upcycled painted crystal for your dressing tableUpcycled painted crystal for your dressing table

Display on your dressing table and fill with jewellery, make up brushes or simply leave to look gorgeous!

 

Upcycled painted crystal for your dressing tableUpcycled painted crystal for your dressing table

This was my February’s project for Reloved Magazine.

 

 

 

 

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