Faux Etched Glass + Giveaway with ScotchBlue™ Painters Tape and Home Depot

Faux Etched Glass + Giveaway with ScotchBlue™ Painters Tape and Home Depot
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This post was brought to you in partnership with The Home Depot and ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape.

Are you ready for summer? How about kicking it off with a great GIVEAWAY? Hold tight for just a minute. I had the awesome opportunity to partner with ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape and The Home Depot  on this project. It’s part of their “Ready, Set, Paint” event and bloghop that features fun DIY summer painting projects by your favorite bloggers!

I’m going to show you how to get the look of a custom etched glass table. I was inspired by the design of a nautical compass rose, but you can use this tutorial to create any geometric design you desire.

Faux Etched Glass

To make a Faux Etched Glass Table you will need the following items.

  • ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape (available at The Home Depot)
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Glass Paint-Frost-  ”Sea Lavender” (available in the glass paint section of craft stores)
  • flat tipped paint brush
  • ruler
  • straight razor blade
  • exact-o blade
  • chalk and string
  • Rubbing alcohol

Step 1) Clean the glass tabletop with glass cleaner then wipe it well with rubbing alcohol. The rubbing alcohol removes an soap and oil residue, helping the glass paint adhere best. With your ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape, create a giant plus sign down the middle of the table and then an “X” starting at the corners. The space between the strips of tape is the area that will be painted. Use an exact-o blade to cut away any overlapping tape.

Step 2) Paint a thin and even layer of the glass paint onto the exposed areas between the tape. This glass paint dries very quickly which is great! It also will cure itself permanently in 21 days (even faster in the hot sun). You can see how I used this paint on my super easy DIY Sea Glass Vases. 

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Step 3) Measure the distance from the center to the corner. Divide that measurement by thirds. That 1st third will be where your next rows of tape will meet the “X”. After taping, go ahead and fill in the areas with paint. step 2 step 3

Step 4) Tie a piece of string to a piece of chalk. Extend the chalk end of the string to the center of the “plus” you made and hold the other end at the center of the table. Now draw a circle. 
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Step 5) The points where the chalk line crosses the “X” is where you will start taping again. Then paint like before.

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Step 6) With your straight razor blade, carefully scrape off the excess lines on your “X” and your “plus sign”. The paint will peel off easily with the blade within the hour, but don’t let the paint sit too long or it will be difficult to remove. I made a border with more ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape along the sides and ends.

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This is how it turned out! I love it! The paint is translucent and looks and feels just like etched glass!

Faux Etched Glass

Faux Etched Glass Table

Faux Etched Glass Table

Want more DIY summer paint project inspiration? Then check out the ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape Pintereset Page & ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape’s Facebook Page and the The Home Depot Pinterest Page & The Home Depot’s Facebook Page.

Be sure to visit the Ready, Set, Paint Blog Hop.

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  1. Jeanne Einhron says:

    I LOVE compass rose designs. I hand painted one on a rug, this is a great idea, may have to try it on my table too!

  2. Lindsay says:

    Love this easy summer outdoor enhancement! I think I am going to try it with a palm leaf design!

  3. Mary Happymommy says:

    I love this one–http://sandandsisal.com/2011/10/my-boys-beach-themed-bathroom.html

  4. My patio table needs a new look. This could be it.

  5. LOVE THIS!!!! You make it so easy looking to do for a piece that would cost so much at the store – awesome job, as usual.

  6. This is fabulous! What a clever idea and it turned out beautiful.


  7. http://pinterest.com/pin/61220876157265629/

    This is what I’m planning to do this summer when it’s too hot to be outside (I live in the South). I’m hoping to repaint furniture & do a couple of things to our guest room.

  8. That is WAY cool Kim!! So fun and unique and easy! :-)

  9. Jonna Smith says:
  10. This looks awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  11. We are redoing our bathroom. Your DIY on stripes inspired me! Can’t wait til the drywall is up so i can start striping! http://sandandsisal.com/2011/01/painting-stripes-made-easy.html

  12. I made a DIY flower tower. It is growing in beautifully now, and I love it! http://momhomeguide.com/2013/04/28/diy-flower-tower/

  13. Love this idea…it looks beautiful and for a fraction of what it’d cost to buy a custom table top. Great job!

  14. This is so cool, adds so much to the table! I loved taking a really old wicker love seat and making it look new with some paint :)
    Have a fabulous week!

  15. Errin Brown says:

    Here is the link to one of my favorite signs I have made.


    I just opened my etsy shop last week. I love beach signs and if I could keep this one I would!!

  16. This is fabulous! I want to try it soon.

  17. Stacy Moore says:

    What a great giveaway!!!

  18. ellen casper says:
  19. This came out great! What a great way to add bling to a table :)

  20. Love this project, Kim!

    Check this one out:

  21. One of my all time fave paint projects: http://www.heidimilton.com/true-blue-flea-market-find/
    Thanks for hosting, Kim!
    xo Heidi

  22. Crystal says:

    Wow it looks amazing!

  23. What a great project idea! I’ll definitely have to try this!

  24. Susan Martin says:

    I just realized how many of your projects I have pinned! This will be the next one.

  25. Wow! Fantastic!

  26. I made one of these – now to keep from killing the plants. . . water, water, water!

  27. Wowsers! This looks great Kim!

  28. Kelly D says:

    I like this Ceramic Planter Side Table project

  29. I love your table! It looks gorgeous!

  30. Lora W. says:

    In this process of doing this right now and using this tutorial:


  31. Your table turned out beautiful Kim!

  32. I love these bird feeders that Sara from Mom Endeavors made: http://www.creativegreenliving.com/2013/05/diy-bird-feeders-from-recycled-cans.html

  33. Jessie C. says:

    I like this project-http://pinterest.com/pin/193232640232101948/

  34. Rhonda G says:

    This is what I want to try! I have most of the supplies to do it already. Just have to get started.

  35. Tiffany Johnson says:
  36. Sallie Fitzpatrick says:

    I have the exact same issue in my bath, this is perfect!

  37. This technique really adds so much to the tabletop. Thanks so much for sharing how you accomplished it.

  38. i love the table. it is really pretty, wish i could do something like that.

  39. This was my favorite that I’ve done… and only partially because it involved drinking a bottle of wine!


  40. D SCHMIDT says:

    Creating an outdoor entertaining buffet is my favorite http://styleguide.homedepot.com/summer2012/projects-index/

  41. Cement or hypertufa planters are in my garden’s future. I also have a glass patio table that could use some spiffing up.

  42. Meghan Finley says:

    http://emmalinebride.com/decor/diy-terra-cotta-pots/ is one of my favorite things to do in the summer

  43. The design really dresses up the table. A little bit of work and it looks like a million bucks!

  44. Audrey M. says:

    Right now, this one is at the top of my summer to do list. It’ll be great by my pool area!


  45. Tracy Molina says:

    Thanks for the great idea! Who knew blue painter’s tape could have so many uses!

  46. Kate F. says:

    I like the DIY Privacy Screen project:

  47. Looks great!

  48. Great giveaway! Thanks so much!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  49. This is a summer project I just completed that I am loving!

  50. Love this! Thinking of other ways to use this idea.

  51. LOVE the pattern!

  52. Chris N says:

    I just found some small cans of paint in our shed that are “fun” colors. I think I might try to paint one of our sad wood adirondack chairs some fun colors.

  53. What a fun project! I have a boring glass table that coule certainly use some punching up like this.

  54. Nice Job! this is one painting project I would like to do for summer! http://pinterest.com/pin/230739180881334423/

  55. Amy Orvin says:

  57. Kristine R. says:
  58. Very nice! I would love to paint a “rug” on my patio.

  59. WOuld love a Giftcard!

  60. Terrie L. says:

    Love the etched glass table !

  61. Allison K says:

    What an awesome update! I really want to try this on our old glass outdoor table :)

  62. Nancy A Nash Coleman says:

    Love this table … my summer projects often revolve around my love of gardening … saw this today and think I’m just going to have to try it out!!


  63. Allison K says:

    Oops, it. It off my link :) I want to make a faux pallet sign (i.e taking new wood and make it look worm) using this technique. http://ana-white.com/2012/06/weathered-pine-stain

  64. http://topthistopthat.blogspot.com/2013/01/taking-risk-and-painting-my-console.html
    I really would love this look for my den coffee table and large TV cabinet! :)

  65. LOVE the table–I’m forwarding this on to my mom for their outdoor patio!

    I’m still working away on our gallery wall and use this page for inspiration:

  66. Debbie Cantrell says:

    I like Kim’s table idea!

  67. Dorothy says:

    Would love to try these DIY sea glass vases – haven’t found the right paint yet, though.

  68. Angie Wierman says:

    Love this giveaway!

  69. Dawn Chadwick says:

    I LOVE this idea!!! You are so creative!

  70. Love this idea! Thank you for sharing!!

  71. Kim this is such an awesome DIY project!!! Love ScotchBlue Painters Tape and how versatile it can be!


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