When I shared my parent’s $100 kitchen refresh a few weeks back the frosted glass doors were probably the most loved project. Although subtle, the graphic adds a little hint of charm and interest whilst the frosting works perfectly to provide concealment. As mentioned in the original post, my mum wanted to hide the contents though rather than frost the glass entirely we decided to experiment! Ideally, you want to apply this treatment to glass which has either a light or dark cavity behind it, or is positioned in such a way it’s often viewed from an angle, in order to enjoy the full effect. It’s hard to make out in the photos though the door graphic states “Watson’s Bakery Co. EST. You can draw a rough sketch, create a template using a graphic design or word processing program, or simply wing it like I did!
For my ‘Hot Pies’ sign I simply drew a straight line on a sheet of paper then placed it behind the glass to act as my guide. I did the same thing for the kitchen cabinet doors however I drew an arch (using the rim of a dinner plate) and lines for each row of text.
As mentioned above, I simply used a single line as my guide and just eyed the placement (fortunately stickers are pretty forgiving as you can simply peel them off if you make a mistake) however if you’d like to be super precise you can create a more detailed template. In addition to my letters I also added a simple line which I cut from a strip of painter’s tape.