Krista of the Happy Housie loves pouring over Pottery Barn’s catalogs and especially their holiday décor. It was a mercury glass skull that caught her eye last Halloween. Don’t you love how they can take something gruesome like a skull and make it all glam and stylish?!? Krista took a plastic skull from the dollar […Read More]
Doreen from Hymns and Verses was inspired to give a $10 thrift store mirror a complete makeover using lace and paint. To create the lovely lace design, Doreen used a technique in which she “stenciled” the back with lace and then finished it with a faux mercury glass treatment. Didn’t she do an amazing job […Read More]
While on a recent trip, Debbie from One Day at a Time ventured out on a little shopping adventure while her husband was napping and just so happened to land a set of glass lamps for only $5.99 a piece on closeout. Talk about a steal! Sure, the clear glass was pretty, but Debbie had a different look in mind for the lamps and broke out the Looking Glass paint. The open bottoms made them the perfect candidates for Debbie’s faux mercury glass technique, as evidenced by the beautiful results!
Mercury glass and metallics are way hot right now, and a little bit of shimmer was just what Kenz’s living room was screaming for. Over at Interiors by Kenz, she shows you how she made six mercury glass vases for the cost of ONE from West Elm. Kenz assures this is a simple project that anyone with any level of talent can do.
Mercury glass ornaments aren’t limited to glass bulbs. Just check out this mercury glass bear that Jill from Create.Craft.Love made by spray painting a plastic toy. This is such an awesome idea! With one can of spray paint and a few outgrown or thrifted toys, you could inexpensively adorn your tree with several silvery animals.
Christina of The Frugal Homemaker loves mercury glass and found a way to easily create her own ornaments with barely any expense. Here’s from Christina: “I used a box of 12 glass ornaments I picked up at a yard sale for $1 and spray painted them with Krylon Looking Glass spray paint to make them into DIY mercury glass ornaments. Love the look and can’t beat the price!”
If you love the silvery look of mercury glass, you will be relieved to know that you don’t have to pay big bucks for the real deal. Like Jennifer from Decorated Chaos shows, a spray bottle of vinegar and water and Krylon’s Looking Glass spray paint are all you need to pull off the same finish. Jennifer used this technique to turn a glass lamp from the thrift store into this beauty!
Kimberly from A Night Owl Blog loves all the mercury glass décor that’s been around lately but needed to find a way around the expense. The answer? Krylon’s Looking Glass spray paint! A few light coats to the inside of an item, like Kimberly’s inexpensive glass pumpkin, results in a beautiful mirrored finish on the outside!