I looooove mercury glass.  I was in West Elm a few weeks ago and saw pretty mercury glass votive candle holders but I didn’t want to spend any money that day. They weren’t super expensive, they just seemed too expensive for me for what they were.

Anyway, after a field trip to Z Gallerie, I now have two lovely pieces from there.  I often see really pretty candle holders but I don’t really have/burn a lot of candles so I kind of pass them by.  I realized that was silly because if I like it, I can always use it for something other than what it was intended for.    So that’s what I’m going to do with my brand new super pretty mercury glass. I can definitely see myself going a little overboard with collecting pieces.

Here are the two pieces sparkling at home now.

Of course when you’re a little obsessed you don’t stop there.  Oh no, you go further.   You make your own!  Inspired by another creative blog writer I picked up this large glass vase at Goodwill for $3.

Then I picked up this stuff from Hobby Lobby.

I now think this Looking Glass Mirror-Like Paint is THE coolest stuff ever!

I sprayed the paint into my glass vase.  I tried to get an even light coat but I guess I didn’t try hard enough because did have some drips down the side.  I guess you could wipe it clean and start over but I rolled with it.   I’ll be more careful next time. And there will be a next time, because after spraying the glass and seeing it dry, I’m so psyched to spray more glass.

The paint dried really quickly. Under 8 minutes.   After it dried, I sprayed just a little bit of water out of a spray bottle into a small spot and then used a paper towel to rub the sides and just repeated that in a few more spots.    That’s it! Maybe I should spray a  clear protective coat on top.   For right now though, I don’t plan to use this vase for flowers or water or anything.  I just put a candle inside.

I love sparkle.



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3 Responses to Sparkle and Shine

  1. hilary says:

    Thanks for the comment on my headboard! I love seeing what everyone else is up to and I LOVE the mercury glass too! You did great and it’s very pretty!

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on the curtains! I LOVE the mirror paint. I’ve got to try it. I have a set of mercury glass pillar holders that I love and one of them broke last year… so sad! This is an awesome tip. I’m following you now!

  3. I love a good DIY knock off! Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

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