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!



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 -
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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