I’ll admit it. I was part of the frenzy and the chaos. I jumped on the bandwagon. I was one of the masses that stormed Target the day Missoni was released. Actually, I thought I’d be more clever than the masses and charge the website first thing in the morning. But the masses proved stronger and crashed the site.
So I tried being more clever than our local shoppers and went to the most random, out-of-the-way Target during my lunch break. But the masses had wiped it clean hours before.
I put my stalking skills to work, and finally managed to place an order for the Missoni pieces I was most interested in. Namely, the frosted glasses.
The first of my shipment arrived last week, and I was disappointed to find that my new “drinking glasses” were less than 4-inches tall (I’ll wait while you hold your fingers up to figure out just how small that is). They looked better suited for a jello shot than iced tea. To Target’s credit, the website referred to them as “wine glasses,” so I should have known better. As my desire for chevron glasses grew, I did what any good DIYer does…made my own!
Gathered my supplies: a set of Ikea drinking glasses, painter’s tape and Rustoleum Frosted Glass spray.
First, I wrapped the lip of the glass with tape
to avoid poisoning my guests so our mouths wouldn’t touch the painted part. Then I cut out varying sizes of zig-zags with the painters tape, and applied securely to the glass. This part was tedious, I’m not going to lie. Like, question your sanity tedious. A silhouette machine would have come in handy, as would graphed contact paper, but I had neither. Learn from my first mistake, people.
I filled each glass with newspaper so no paint would find it’s way in, and painted three light coats of Frosted Glass spray. It was beyond stinky, but went on beautifully! At first it appears shiny and clear, then quickly dries to a frosty look.
After a few hours, I pulled off the tape and marveled at my genius.
back-patting kidding aside, I was thrilled with how they turned out.
And in this case, size did matter. I wanted a larger glass more suited to every-day drinks, but still fun and stylish for a table setting.
I don’t know if you’ve ever tried to photograph glass, but it’s uncooperative. Here’s my cheery glass serving as a vase for flowers on their last leg.
Did you notice I said ‘first mistake’ and ‘was thrilled.’ Here’s my second lesson you should take to heart if duplicating this project….hand-wash only!!! Why-oh-why did I think I could run my fun new glasses through the dishwasher?!? The paint literally melted off and was left in dried clumps all over the glasses. I was so heart-broken, and ticked at myself, that I just threw them away. So my inexpensive little project just doubled in price, because I will make them again!
The rest of my Missoni order is trickling in, and I’ll show you what makes the cut. The rest, Rita Return will take care of. Have you ever completely sabotaged your own project?
Update: I tried again with more success…check it out here.