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These glass china hutch doors were removed from this hutch to give the hutch an updated makeover for open shelving. I kept them in my stash waiting for an idea to strike or the need for a decorative accessory.
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I cut the veneer insert in half and flipped it over to overlay on top of the other insert. This gave the design more dimension and an updated look.
Painting the frame
I painted the door frame and the inserts with black chalky paint. You can use any type of black paint or even spray paint. I sealed the paint with a spray matte clear topcoat. Use whatever you have on hand to seal, even if it is wax.
Painting the glass
- Clean the glass
- Lightly mist with water/vinegar mix
- Spray glass while wet with mirror effect
- Use a lint-free cloth to blotch the water spots
- Spray with metallic spray paint
Tips – Work fast while doing the mirror effect as the spray paint dries fast and you need to blotch the water mix while the mirror effect is still wet. Use a water mister, as it is more controlled when spraying the water. You can also use a dropper to place larger water drops randomly on the glass.
The Finished Result
The repurposed china cabinet doors makes for a great backdrop on top of my apothecary cabinet.
This repurposed china cabinet door will be such a versatile home decor accessory. I can easily move it around to any vignette and I know it will be one of my staple decor pieces.
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