Now – I love all the DIY mercury glass projects floating around the internet – transforming glass hurricanes, votives, lamps, vases…….there are so many great applications for this.
However, this project got me thinking about all the old light fixtures I see in thrift stores, and the inexpensive glass pendant lampshades at Lowes. Imagine taking something old, basic or outdated and transforming them into something like these??????
HOW TO DIY “MERCURY” GLASS
This is the #1 most important part!!
THE DIY MERCURY GLASS METHOD
Allow to dry, then use the rag to clean the surface of the glass.
The water/vinegar prevents the spray paint from sticking in some areas, creating the mottling affect.
You can leave your glass like that, or use the gold and/or black craft paint over these areas.
I dabbed the gold onto some of the mottled areas, leaving others so that the black of the bar cart shelf would peek through too.
This is the affect of the gold and black through the mottling. Just a fun little detail I like.
The gold is very subtle but pretty, especially when I used the cart on my deck in the sunlight.
Creating mercury-like glass is so fun, I promise, you’ll love it!
To see more of the baby changing table transformed to a bar cart, see these posts:
(and 3 ways to use a beverage cart!)
(a tiny detail that made this piece look a lot less like a baby changing table!)
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