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Salvage Saturday, Mercury Glass Diy, Take 2

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
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Good Morning to all my friends and faithful readers.

I really, really, appreciate and love all of you.

You’re the reason I’m here.




It’s Salvage Saturday again

and yes there was a Mercury Glass DIY Project Take 1.

I remember telling you then that I needed a little more experimentation in the area of DIY Mercury Glass.

I worked on a couple of pieces this week.

When I say worked on, I use that term loosely.

This is a very easy project.




You must use the Krylon Looking Glass Mirror Like Spray Paint for this project. Nothing else will give you the Mercury Glass look.

Trust me on this. I’ve tried the metallic silver spray paint and silver spray paint and it just doesn’t work.

The Krylon Mirror Like paint is $11.99 at Hobby Lobby so be sure and take your 40% off coupon. You can print one on-line.



The vintage Avon perfume jar and the glass canister came from the thrift store at $1.00 each.

Can’t beat that.

The first step in the process is to lightly mist the inside only of the glass with water.

You can see where I have done that here.



Then lightly spray the Krylon paint inside and swirl it around. The paint is really thin.

Swirl it for a minute or so and then turn the glass upside down.

Let dry for a few minutes then repeat this process 2 more times or until you are happy with the results.

Remember to spray a light coat of water and Krylon paint each time.

That ‘s all there is to it.




I went a little wild and crazy and sprayed the canister lid with aqua spray paint after the silver.

The aqua paint is not thin and did not swirl, or dance, or anything!

I had to blot it a little.

I did like the results.

Just go with it, ok.














That’s all folks,

I’m taking the rest of the weekend off!

Enjoy your weekend and come back Monday for my Metallic Painted Buffet Tutorial.

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10 Responses

  1. …if I had a Hobby Lobby here, I’d be a force to be reckoned with. I may even have the potential to take over the world. But alas, no Hobby Lobby.

  2. Ellen says:

    They look great. The turquoise box really sets the silver off. Keep the ideas coming!

  3. Joyce says:

    Don’t you just love that Looking glass paint!! I too have several creations around the house-it’s an amazing product!
    Your glass turned out great and the turquoise is such a creative idea!! Love them!

  4. Laura says:

    Awesome! I have been wanting to do this for so long. Looks easy :) I like the color contrast.

  5. Nic says:

    How fun!!

  6. patty says:

    Looks good! I posted about this too. I had read different ways to do it. First paint, then spray on water/vinegar solution…think I may try your way next time with just the water and do it first before the paint.

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  8. Ruth says:

    Love the Avon bottle and the turquoise colors, I’ve done a few and am in process of making a lamp. Hope all goes well!

  9. Mary Barber says:

    Never heard of this before……..gotta try it!