9.01.2011

mercury glass

I'm having a little love affair with mercury glass.

It started last year when I bought some mercury glass ornaments from Pottery Barn and Crate & Barrel for our Christmas tree. I've spotted small mercury glass pieces in various places ever since, but I rarely buy them because, let's face it, I'm cheap!

When I walked into West Elm this weekend and was confronted with a giant wall of beautiful mercury glass objects, I fell in love all over again. Check out some of the beautiful stuff they have:




all photos from West Elm

Luckily, there is a DIY way to create that pretty mercury glass look. I can't wait to try it! I was inspired by this PIN, which says the only thing you have to do is spritz an object with water before applying Krylon Looking Glass spray paint. That sounds very simple to me, and I have a few glass objects laying around that are asking for a facelift.

I tried to find some of this spray paint in my local Home Depot the other day, but they don't carry it. You can go the the Krylon website HERE to find a retailer near you. For me, it looks like my best bets will be WalMart, Hobby Lobby or Michaels.

Meanwhile, here are some other gorgeous mercury glass items I found online. I seriously want all of them! Maybe this will be the push I need to start an actual collection of something.

Gorgeous but so out of my budget! via Amazon, see link below.

Pottery Barn




chandelier shade at Ballard Designs


Anthropologie




Anthropologie


Those chandelier shades are pretty awesome. I've got five shades on our chandelier, so maybe I'll have to wait until those go on sale ($19/each, $17 when you buy 5 or more). They would totally upgrade my standard chandy, though. Hmm...

* Until Next Time*



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1 comment:

  1. I looove mercury glass! I got the mirror glass spray paint at Michael's. It was kind of pricey, but with a coupon wouldn't be too bad. I followed this tutorial http://www.takethesidestreet.com/2010/11/faux-mercury-glass-tutorial.html

    I also tried to make some using metal leaf adhesive and silver leaf using this tutorial:

    http://remodelthishouse.blogspot.com/2010/12/mercury.html

    Can't wait to see how yours turn out!

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