Last week, at a raffle to support speakers for my gardening group, I found this little basket. It had gone unnoticed and when I got a chance I snapped it up. It is so cute. The handle and the rim are silver and in okay condition but almost all of the finish had chipped off the fluted glass body.
This was the perfect opportunity to try something I have wanted to do for a long time, use Krylon Looking Glass paint to create a faux mercury glass finish.
It was so quick and easy to do, there are lots of tutorials on Pinerest. Essentially, just spray the interior with the paint, let dry, mist it with a mixture of equal parts water and vinegar, then depending on how much texture you want you daub it with a paper towel before the solution dries. The solution removes some of the paint giving you that distressed mercury glass look.
I was able to blend what was left of the original finish with the new paint.
Before and after.
Here I have used it as a vase, but it is going to be cachepot...I never seem to have enough pretty containers for my indoor plants.
Just think of all the holiday decorations you could make next year and it also comes in gold,
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