Sunday, October 30, 2011

Mercury Glass DIY

There have been a lot of mercury glass
items in all of the major designer retailers
like Pottery Barn and Ballard Designs.

There was one such item in a Ballard Design mag
I was perusing that I coveted...but not at their price tag.
Photo courtesy of Ballard Designs
Price tag- $29-$39 each

I have seen tutorials all over blogland,
but with so many I had no idea which one to choose.
So I read about thirty to get a general consensus,
which was to spray light layers of water and spray paint
on the INSIDE of said item, then blot parts off
and repeating until you achieve the desired effect...
and they all agree to use only one product and one product only,
Krylon Looking Glass Spray Paint.

Here is what I started with, a .50 glass garage sale vase.

And here is what I ended up with...

Love it, but who doesn't love a good before and after?

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