Did you know you could make your own Instant DIY Mercury Glass? I found the simplest way to make this gorgeous vintage look using spray paint and water! You can get more posts like this one on my Home Decor projects page.
I bought this cute glass geranium on one of my last thrift store trips. It was pretty old and vintage so I ripped out the old greenery and cleaned it up. Then like a lot of my thrift store finds it just sat around in my to-do pile. That was until the mercury glass trend started showing up in all the stores and getting really popular. I knew had the perfect glass jar to try making mercury glass with.
The way to get the look of mercury glass is by using a cool spray paint called Looking Glass Paint. It makes a mirror effect on clear glass. For this project, I am going to spray the inside of the glass to get a grey spotted mirror effect. Here’s what to do to get your own instant DIY mercury glass decor.
DIY Mercury Glass
- Krylon Looking Glass Paint
- Black spray paint
- Cream colored spray paint
- Glass vase, jar, etc.
- Spray bottle of plain tap water
- Paper towels
Mist the inside of the glass vase, the inside of the lid and under the base with a spray bottle of water. Shake off excess water and let it dry a minute or two upside down.
I propped the vase on two spray can lids to drain the inside of the vase with excess water. Spray a light coat of Krylon Looking Glass Paint inside the vase. Let the vase dry upside down for a few minutes.
Clean off any overspray immediately. Then take a paper towel and wipe away the paint in various areas on the inside of the glass.
Spray black spray paint sporadically inside the vase and over the areas, you rubbed off with the paper towel. Let it dry for a few minutes, then rub off some more of the paint on the inside of the vase.
Spray the inside with metallic cream colored spray paint sporadically just like with the black paint. I rubbed off any drips with a paper towel.
Make sure you paint the inside of the vase, vase lid and underneath the bottom stem. Do not spray the outside of the vase.
Just keep layering and spraying until you get the look you want. Use short spurts to make the circle spotted patina look. This took no time at all to do and it dried really fast. Love it! It came out awesome, even better than the pictures portray.
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