Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Vintage Domed Glass Pictures

Now that we finally have warm weather, I've been working in my garage on some larger pieces for a show I'll be doing in June.  After a few hours in the heat (I am NOT complaining!) I decided to take a break and move inside to work on some smaller projects.
  I snagged these at my local thrift store over a year ago (it took me THIS long to get to them!) for $6.00 for the pair.  Looked like a simple repurpose to me until I took them apart and found that the pictures were GLUED to the domed glass.  Ahhhh . .  maybe I'll work on these another day . . . well today was the day.  I had to soak the glass in hot, soapy water and scrub, scrub, peel, scrub some more, all of the picture off of the glass. So the easiest part was painting the frames!
Just a few coats of Paris Gray chalk paint, some stain rubbed on, some sanding, some more paint and they were finished.

I found these graphics online and printed them on old, dictionary pages and mounted them on a simple black and white striped paper.

It was worth a little 'elbow grease' to get these finished.  Now back to work . . . how I LOVE these hot, summer-like afternoons!


  1. These really turned out nice! I remember when you got them because I got one about the same time. Mine is still original! heehee! Enjoy your week my friend! Sweet hugs!

  2. A real labor of love, but well worth all the effort. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Bonjour,

    Un travail magnifique...

    Gros bisous ♡


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