It drives me crazy to toss or donate something I just know I can repurpose! I was going through my cabinets the other day and noticed I’ve started an unintentional collection of mis-matched glasses. I saw this nail polish marbleizing technique and thought it would be a spectacular way to make the glasses look more like controlled chaos. It worked brilliantly and I dig feeling like I have a whole new set of glasses without spending a dime! Give your summer parties an Anthropologie feel and marbleize a glass pitcher with mis-matched glasses. Take a look around your house and see what you can “polish” up!
- Flat bottom glasses, or any flat glass surface you would like to paint
- Nail polish
- Electrical tape, thin
- Nail polish remover
- Paring knife
- Cotton pads
- Plastic lids or plastic plates (plastic works better because it won’t absorb the polish)
- Clear coat nail polish – optional
Step 1: Wash and throughly dry your glasses.
Step 2: Pour the nail polish into a plastic lid or plate. Use a skewer to drag the polish, creating a marble pattern. Set aside.
Step 3: Tape around the glass at the bottom – you only want to expose the area you’re going to paint. Be sure to pull the tape taught and remove any air bubbles.
Step 4: Dip the bottom of the glass into the nail polish until the entire surface is covered. Let dry for a minimum 24 hours.
Step 5: Remove the tape and peel away any uneven edges with the paring knife. Smooth out the dried polish with a touch of nail polish remover until your glass sits level.
Step 6: Add a coat of clear polish to further protect your design. Let dry another 24 hours.
Note: Hand wash only