For all those who emailed me: Here’s a clearer version!

Halloa! Well, the crux of this post is when you cannot buy, make it. Also: How about 2 $ sound as opposed to 37$, for a set of 2 glasses? Good? Yes. I know. It feels blessed.

The other day, while we were out window shopping, you know your favorite thing to do at this time of the year is checking out Christmassy window decor or if you are someone like me, noting silently in your brain, what you can recreate, we came across a set of very pretty wine glasses with silver stems.  Obviously, being me, my eyes instantly went onto the detailing. ‘Hmm’, I thought, ‘not silver, not steel but silvered’…’hmm’…’37$??? Whaaa??? For 2 glasses???” Evidently, we thought it was ridiculously priced and after a lot of fiddling that also included forced justifications that did not work, I kept them down and walked off.

Surprisingly, I was not sad at all and I went ahead with a faint smile on my face. Come on girls, we are the DIY republic. I knew I could rip it off.

Here’s the inspiration

Inference: All you need is a reflective paint or a Chrome paint. Simply tape the rest of the glass leaving the stems. Now spray paint it Chrome- give 2 thin coats and let it dry for about an hour. Take a shower and enjoy your port . A true artisan deserves these simple pleasures of life.

Long story cut short: A successful knock off in no time! Enjoy.

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12 thoughts on “DIY: Dress up old wine glasses for Christmas!”

  1. You are soooo creative Rukmini! I really like these…as I turn around sitting her at my table and ponder my existing wine glasses! I like port too! Haven’t had any in awhile, but tis the season! xo

    1. Thank you Wendy 🙂 Well, to be honest, this is the easiest project I have done by far. And trust me what fun!
      I love port…and we get some good ones here. You are right. It is the time for Port.

      Happy Thanksgiving dear.

  2. Wow! Your glasses are SO beautiful! I think I am going with a silver theme for my Christmas decorating this year so these would look wonderful in my home. Thanks for sharing this project. Your blog is beautiful…I found it via “Coastal Charm” blog party.

  3. Such a clever idea – and at a fraction of the cost, especially if you were to do quite a lot of the glasses to justify the cost of the chrome spray … and maybe give some of them as presents.

  4. Where do you find chrome paint in Mumbai. Do let me know.

    I love your blog. Got the link from a friend and i cant stop myself from reading it everyday and waiting for your new post. You are awesome and brilliant ideas at such less cost!!

    Kudos to you 🙂

    1. Hi Shreyoshi. You get Chrome paint in all hardware/ paint shops. If you are in New Bombay- APMC market.

      Thank you so much. I’m glad it meets your approval. DO let me know what y’all want me to work on coz I need some ideas ;P


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