Tuesday, April 10, 2012

covering glass with paint

We have this entertainment system that is in the formal living room. The formal living room is right off the entry. The entertainment in that room is only the kids on the wii or watching movies. The side upper and side lower panels had glass fronts. The glass was shiny and it was really never anything I liked. I tried placing fabric or wrapping paper in the panels. I would like it for a while but grow tired of it. After we did the mini-remodel I wanted a more permanent solution.

I thought of removing the glass and placing bead board in the opening. I didn’t want the casual look of bead board in that room. I then had an idea to paint over the glass.  NO one believes me until they open the door and see glass on the inside. All the kids ugly equipment is hidden and I love the final result.

I used  Kilz primer dual black. I then rolled over with Valspar enamel in satin black. I then created a custom distressing paint with a little copper, red, black enamel and craft paint combo. I then clear sprayed it in satin 3 times. Process prep and painting time was less than 30 minutes. The only time consuming part was the prep (taping off and tarping the room) as well as between coats drying time.


  1. That looks great, I wouldn't have thought of doing that! Thanks for sharing @ "Pin It and Win It Wednesday"!

  2. Thanks for sharing such a great idea and 'how to'! ~ Maureen

  3. Looks great! And I agree, prepping is often the hardest part!

  4. Wow that turned out looking great! Never thought of painting glass.

    1. super easy and it makes SO many projects possible

  5. Great job. That makes my thought run wild for project options in my own home.