My New Year’s resolution was to continually try new things with my fused glass. Little did I know that this would extend to other things thanks to my husband’s desire to try new things regardless of the medium.
Recently we began the task of redoing our powder room, aka small bathroom. I am not sure how room designs normally start, but ours began with the sink. It was a glass vessel sink that was on sale for a ridiculously low price and it was very cool! The sink was back painted with black, deep red and yellow. Our design had begun. We used some leftover yellow paint from another room on the walls.
However, we didn’t want this to be a huge undertaking so we kept the tile floor and really wanted to keep the light fixture to reduce the drywall work. The problem was that the light fixture was a light bar with a sort of pink marble bar – definitely not fitting in. So we decided to create our own bar by back painting a sheet of glass to match the sink.
We learned quickly the issues with cutting circles in glass as you need the sharpest diamond tools and since we needed 8 holes, we kept having to buy new tools to keep them sharp and if you couldn’t tell the tool was losing its sharpness, you would crack the glass. Eventually we gave up and bought the glass pre-drilled from a local glass show.
The painting though turned out to be alot of fun. We used some of the old broken glass to test our painting skills and do some color matching. After getting the right colors, my husband actually did the painting and well, I was the advice person. 🙂 Check it out!
I would have never thought to do this ourselves, but I am so glad my husband wanted to experiment and it turned out great.