Glass Insulators Get a Different Look

August 10th, 2012 in member junk     
Retrofit Culture Retrofit Culture, member
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I really like the way these turned out!
I started out with regular old (very old) glass insulators. These ones were very chipped, and scuffed. 
With a little paint and imagination, Im loving the new look!
Here they are as part of a centerpiece on my dining room table. 
I really like the way these turned out!

I really like the way these turned out!

Photo: RetrofitCulture.com

 

1) Primed the insulators with the appropriate spray paint.

2) Spray painted the insulators black.

3) Painted the now black insulators with silver metallic paint. Wait a minute. Then wipe off the remaining silver paint.

4) Dab on some blue green paint for a more tarnished look. The dab it off, cause I didn’t want it too tarnished.

5) Then back to the spray paint, this time a clear coat.

6) Adorn the little beauties as I saw fit. I used some extra scrap booking small frames, twine, and broken jewelry.

 

 

 


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - www.RetrofitCulture.com
posted in: member junk, vintage, tabletop, centerpiece, cottage, eclectic, glass, industrial, country, whimsical, farm, silver-metallic, historical, paint

Comments (6)

Retrofit Culture writes: Thanks everyone!
Posted: 8:36 am on April 29th
LloydsLandingofSears writes: Great new finish! ~Mary~ Posted: 11:15 pm on August 19th
NDJunkGirl writes: These are so fun! Love what you did with them and thanks for the step x step!

-Andrea Posted: 1:48 pm on August 14th
heaven_sent_rust writes: Beautiful, I have got to try this!! Thank-you for sharing the steps.
Posted: 8:23 am on August 14th
gadgetsponge writes: Beautiful transformation! I really like how you pulled this even more into the "industrial" vibe. Excellent! Posted: 5:29 pm on August 13th
MakinItHappen writes: Very original, and I LOVE your paint technique! Posted: 6:40 am on August 11th
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