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!
- 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
- A face mask
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.
Step 4: Wearing a protective face mask, in a well-ventilated room or outside carefully spray the glass. Leave to dry.
Step 5: Add a second layer of paint and leave to dry again.
Step 6: Carefully peel off the masking tape.
Display on your dressing table and fill with jewellery, make up brushes or simply leave to look gorgeous!
This was my February’s project for Reloved Magazine.