I've seen mercury glass popping up all over Pinterest for a while now, but when I searched online to buy some of it for my room, I was horrified at the price. After digging a little deeper, I found some pretty similar DIYs and decided to have a go attempting them for myself, before letting you know how they went.
You will need:
Silver Spray Paint - This needs to be Mirror Finish and preferably Krylon Looking Glass Spray Paint but this is unavailable in Britain, and really hard to get hold of
Glass Vase, Candle Holder, e.t.c. (whatever you are looking to spray)
Spray bottle with half water, half vinegar
The method is fairly simply, but can take a little while to master, since it is really easy to get the spray coat thickness wrong. All you need to do is spray the whole thing in quick, light bursts, wait a couple of minutes to dry and then spray with the water/vinegar mixture that you prepared earlier. Then the magic happens, and the paint is eaten away, giving it that worn, antique type look. To speed up the process, you can rub a bit with tissues, and then just repeat until you are happy with the final look.
I really like the look it gives, and it has definitely given me a bit of inspiration to be more adventurous with DIYs in the future. Will you try this, are there any DIYs that you would recommend for me to try out?
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