One of my most popular posts has been my knock off a Pottery Barn spring tablescape here. I do love that one!
One of the fun things about that tablescape was my Pottery Barn knock off clear glass chargers. I found them for $4 each in the clearance isle at Hobby Lobby. They were gorgeous and charger size! There was a small hole in the centers from where they had been parts of two tiered stands. As chargers, it would never be seen.
Well, now I need two more and of course, an exact match isn't happening. I found two absolutely gorgeous clear blue plates (no holes!) the right size at Home Goods very affordably. But, they are blue! Given that I wasn't finding affordable options at all, I bought them. I adore the scalloped edges!
So here was my thinking, I know that sometimes the "color" on glass items is not all the way through, but applied to the backs. Today I gave it a try. Half a bottle of maximum strength nail polish remover ($.97 at Walmart), a fingernail brush and a towel later, I have sparkling clear glass chargers!
Tip: If you try this, I found that doing it in the porcelain sink made a HUGE mess that actually took more nail polish remover to clean off! Laying it on the towel (white so I could see when all the blue was off), and holding a rag over my brush so it caught all the harsh splatters worked brilliantly!
Also, note that I said "maximum strength nail polish remover". I believe that if you use the non-acetone product it would not work nearly so well.
The nail brush was a blessing to quickly and easily get into all the 3D pattern on the back.
A last thought is to warn you that the blue did not come out of my towel.
I love when you can remake things to fit your needs and for so little! Satisfaction indeed!
Hope you are enjoying the new year and God bless you and yours!
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