It’s time for the Fall Mantle!
I did a super-quick, super-easy, super cheap faux mercury glass project for my mantle the other day.
(It’s a bit different than the technique I tried last Autumn! Faux Mercury Glass HERE)
Just a quick trip to The Dollar Store to pick up some glass candle holders/vases and to Walmart for some spray paint and paint stripper … and waalaa! I’m almost done!
1st~ spray the outside of the glass with paint stripper. Don’t completely coat it…just a spray here and there. The stripper will cause the spray paint not to stick so it kinda gives you the pattern that will give the glass that lovely mercury-glass personality.
2~With a paper towel (and latex gloves on!) dab the stripper. Don’t try to dry it…just very gently dab!
3~Lightly spray the Champagne …then blot with paper towel if you painted too much.
4~Immediately lightly spray the silver and gently blot.
(If the look isn’t what you want just (very lightly) spray a (tiny bit) more stripper on and gently blot until the glass looks like you want it!)
5~Let the glass dry completely.
I tried some without the Champagne using only the silver paint…I liked the results!
When I transition from Autumn to Christmas decorations I’ll use these somewhere! I’m thinking I’ll leave them out in January when I put up my icy Winter decorations!
But for today…I’m drinking in Autumn.
Love to you my friends…it was chilly here in the deep south this past weekend so I’m gonna leave you with my favorite chilly weather wish…