DIY Mercury Glass {from thrift store finds} | The Interior Frugalista: DIY Mercury Glass {from thrift store finds}
DIY Mercury Glass {from thrift store finds} | The Interior Frugalista

January 24, 2014

DIY Mercury Glass {from thrift store finds}

I think us thrifters have our Go To favorites when we're scavenging thrift store shelves. Besides furniture, mine happens to be silver and glass. These are some of the treasures I found in my most recent treasure dive. You can see what I did with the silver pieces here EYES OF SILVER.

Thrift store treasures to be transformed

When I saw this pretty glass hurricane vase I knew exactly what I was going to do with it.

Have you heard of this fabulous stuff?

Unfortunately you can't find it here in Canada so I ended up ordering it through Amazon.  This fun in a can turns regular glass into Mercury Glass in minutes!

Glass hurricane vase turned into mercury glass

Here is a trio of thrift store hurricanes I bought for a song and transformed into mercury glass.  I'm talking under $10.00 for all three people!

Trio of glass hurricane vases transformed into mercury glass

  • Wash the glass with soap and water and dry it well.
  • Give a light spray of Looking Glass Spray Paint on the inside of the vessel.
  • Let dry for around 2 minutes (you can actually watch this stuff dry)
  • Give it another light coat and wait 2 minutes.
  • With a spray bottle of 1 part vinegar to 1 part water give a light spray over the looking glass paint and wait 20 seconds.
  • With a scrunched up paper towel ( lightly sprayed with the solution) dab randomly over spots to remove some of the looking glass spray paint.
  • Once dry repeat a light spray of looking glass and let it dry 2 minutes.
  • Repeat the vinegar and dabbing process on other spots to give it a layered appearance.
  • Once satisfied give it another light coat (or two) of looking glass spray paint to cover where the paint has been removed.
  • Spray 1-2 coats of clear coat to protect the finish and VoilĂ !

You can get the looking glass spray paint in gold as well.  For an another look you could alternate coats with silver and gold. That's it folks - have fun!
*This is not a sponsored post  I'm just sharing the love


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