Saturday, September 1, 2012

Make Your Own Faux Mercury Glass

This is something I have been wanting to do for literally A YEAR!!!
Actually, I remember finding this spray paint before we moved from Fort Benning last year, so it's been longer than a year.
This DIY craft I originally saw in a magazine and then lately it popped back up via Pinterest.

Yesterday, I had our sitter come to watch the kids for a couple hours just so I could breath!!!
This is only the second time I have been out of the house by myself since Lorelei was born in April.
I love my kids, but I really enjoyed my alone time ril.
First things first, I stopped for a big cup of coffee, then I went to the antique shop, thrift store, health food store, and made a final *quick* run into Hobby Lobby (yes, that is possible when you don't have to take 2 kids in and out of car seats and buggies!) just to buy the Looking Glass spray paint because, I'd be daggone if I wasn't more than ready to FINALLY try it!!!

Here's how to do it.
Grab all your ugly, cheap glass vases (or really anything glass!)
Spray a layer or two of Krylon's Looking Glass spray paint on the inside and outside.
For smaller vases, just do the outside.

Next, spritz with a mixture of 1/2 vinegar and 1/2 water.
Let it sit on the glass for about 2 minutes.
Then take a paper towel and blot the vinegar bubbles.
I let it dry a little longer and then I buffed off more of the spray paint.

Instant "Mercury" glass and it was way too easy!

All the clear glass in my house better hide because it's about to be mercury-fied!!!


Melanie said...

Beautiful! Sooo need to try this!

Paula Kathlyn said... is so easy! You will love it :)