This past week the hubby and I added a glass etching bi-fold door in our hallway. The reason for adding the door was because we have two separate central cooling and heating systems, one at each end of the house. We keep the one turned up depending where we are at, daytime kitchen and living area, and night time bedrooms. With it open like it was, each system would try to heat or cool the other area as well, so we added the doors.
These were bi-fold doors that the hubby took apart and made two separate doors. We framed in and sheet rocked the hallway for the doors. We have a lot of rustic, country décor so the hubby wanted me to etch a star on each glass door. By buying the bi-fold door, taking apart, and doing my own glass etching we was able to put our door in for a third of the cost of one already with the glass etching.
I first traced around a star with a marker on each glass door.
I then taped it off, leaving the center open for the etching cream. Use a piece of wood to rub across the tape to make sure there’s no air pockets, and that it’s stuck to the glass so that the etching cream won’t leak under the tape.
Ran out of blue tape so added more masking tape.
Now add a thick coat of etching cream. I had to add the etching cream twice, because the first time it didn’t take real good. So I left mine on for a total of 1 1/2 hours.
Then I used a paper towel to wipe off some of the cream, be careful to not get any on the other parts of the glass. Now using a wet soapy rag remove the rest of the etching cream. Once you have it all wiped off you can remove the tape.
Lastly I add the liquid leading by outlining the etched star, then let dry overnight.
Then we hung the doors, and added the trim. I really love how they turned out! How do you like our new doors?
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