DIY Mercury Glass

Monday, July 09, 2012

I am so excited about this seasons Pinterest Challenge! I look forward to the challenge every season, and this time I had something very cool in mind. I have been in love with mercury glass, and I have really been looking for something to go on my dresser. While looking around Pinterest I found this tutorial for DIY mercury glass. I really liked the look of the votives in the tutorial, but I needed something a little larger. I gathered some glass cylinders that I never use and decided to give them a makeover. 

The project was pretty simple. I used painters tape to protect the outside of the jar. Then I used a squirt bottle to spray a fine mist (this is a very important step) into the inside of the container. While the inside was covered in little beads of water I sprayed a light coat of Looking Glass Mirror-Like Paint inside. 

The paint did run a little bit on a couple of the pieces, but I still love how they turned out! I think they are the perfect addition to our dresser. 

They are way prettier than the clear glass vases that I had before...and way cheaper than the $300 mercury glass vase lamp from Anthropologie. Actually, the whole project only cost me $10 (the cost of the paint). Pinterest Challenge success? I think so! 

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  1. This is fantastic! I have a lot of votive holders I never use because they are blah.
    How did you angle the spray paint to get the inside?

    1. I just kind of sprayed it in and made sure that I covered all of the sides. I practiced on the little one first!