Another persons trash is real treasure when looking for glass to accessorize. Garage sales, Goodwill, even a friend or family member can be a source of beautiful glassware to use. But not in the same old boring way. This is a really great secret that you can keep to yourself till you actually have it sitting proudly on your mantel or bookshelf. Then it's finders keepers when everyone wishes they had pick that item up at the flea market themselves.
1.Starting with any bell-shaped item, a chandelier like this for instance. Take out the wiring and fixture and glue or screw the top back on or a lid from something else like a candy jar and you have a unique cloche for mini plants or a lock and key or a shell.
|A mini plant cloche from Goodwill and an old microwave plate|
|Balls made of crystal from a vintage lamp glued together add bamboo|
3.Old Candy jars with a key and padlock or an old wooden stamp make an interesting arrangement when placed together.
4.Old wine bottles' simple but elegant shapes make a fine display on your table or entry
5.Glass design is especially useful in small spaces. It doesn't take up visual space the way a piece made of metal or wood can.
|Old wine bottles' simple but elegant shapes make a fine display|
6.Gray is so popular today, but it can be somewhat oppressive if not lightened in a room. Glass in the clear form or as a mirrored surface adds sparkle and light in a way no other accessory can.
|A glass top on an old sewing machine base lets light shine through to the plants below|
Glass and mirrors are real work horses in design, expanding rooms, bringing in light, showcasing art and objects of interest without getting in the way themselves. When used with deliberate care and thought it can make a room look polished. Watch how it is used and you will find a wealth of ways to enhance your home.