Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Just like new ~

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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  1. I have never heard of that product but I do like how it has transformed your ice bucket!
    Lovely with your roses.

  2. This looks beautiful! What a gem you have made it Adrienne! Perfect for that beautiful plant!
    hugs from here...

  3. You'll have us all scouring our thrift shops for something similar! It makes the perfect cache pot for the living room!

  4. Very nice. I have painted glass with special glass chalk paint last week.

  5. Amazing! Can't believe it wasn't snatched up right away. It turned out so pretty.

  6. It turned about beautifully and you really got a treasure. It looks so pretty with the flowers in it.
    Thanks for sharing on how to.

  7. Hello Adrienne,

    This is a piece of magic.

    Wonderful idea and so simple when one knows how.....thanks to you!

    It looked good before but now it looks fabulous. Clever you!

  8. What a transformation!! I love what you created - it is lovely!

  9. It turned out lovely! What a wonderful idea!


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