Get ready for all those spring decor ideas that will come your way in the next few days… I am going to keep you busy for sure. There are so many home decor ideas I like to share with you. Today’s project was on my to do list almost forever and it is finally time to try it. Mercury Glass effect is the one I like to attempt today. Don’t you just love that mirrored effect on a different kind of items? As I was going through my glass cabinet I was lucky to find few lonely pieces so I decided to give a try. If you follow me for some time you know I like budget friendly project so let’s go to work and make some Shabby Chic decor. Are you ready to work on our Mercury glass DIY transformation?
- Metalic silver spray paint – Krylon K01010A07 Premium Metalic Original Chrome 8 Ounce
- Metalic gold spray paint –Rust-Oleum 327909 American Accents Ultra Cover 2X Metallic, Each, Gold
- Spray bottle
So let’s begin shall we?
Directions are pretty easy …spray .. spray .. spray … and of course wait in between each to allow paint to dry a bit. Make sure that a glass is cleaned and wiped out so we can begin. We are going to be concentrating on the inside of our glass since final effect is far better. I like to spray from a distance so first spray is like a mist that lands on the inside of my glass. See picture below.
Steps to a Shabby Chic decor – Mercury glass diy
As our first coat of metallic spray paint is drying fill you spray bottle with water and vinegar solution. I like to mix equal parts of water and vinegar. Spray your inside of the glass a second coat wait 2 minutes and mist spray vinegar solution right on it. You will notice that your spray paint is going to wash off a bit. See picture below. Make sure to turn your glass around so not many water streaks are created.
Repeat those steps as many times as you like. It all depends on how your paint lands on the inside of your glass. Picture below shows 3 coats of spray paint that were alternated with 2 vinegar solution sprays.
You know me I like to experiment so I decided to try my Gold metalic spray paint for my last coat on some of my glasses and here it is. Love that effect a lot!
Budget friendly Home Decor idea
Light is really not that good around here today because it is a gloomy day out there but I hope you can see final effect. Don’t you just love that simple Shabby Chic decor – mercury glass diy?
It is time to put those Mercury glasses into use and transform them into spring decor. Since we are getting ready to decorate for spring moss will be simply perfect with them
This Reindeer moss is my favorite for this project. It has that squishy texture that I love.
so lets get to work and attach some to our freshly painted mercury glass. Hot glue gun is really helpful in this step. Moss install can be messy but I really don’t mind
I like to add some only to edges of my glass and let it droop a bit.
Don’t you think it looks cool with bits of moss?
My coffee filter Hydrangea flower clusters look awesome in this glass ..Don’t you think so ? Full tutorial on how to make those flowers out of coffee filters you will find HERE OR below in the VIDEO
If you like to make flowers like me you would love to learn how to make that beautiful crepe paper English rose
Moss Whimsical Garden
As I already had my moss out I decided to create even more with it and make mini whimsical garden. You can see more details about that project HERE
I had so much fun with it. I could finally put all those little pieces I made into a good use and have it all complement each other.
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You need to check out my dearest friend Kippi from Kippi at Home beautiful topiary she made. I would for sure go beautifully with my theme! I may need to make one