Post # 1
…has anyone tried this? I keep seeing posts on Pinterest on how to DIY your own using Looking Glass Spray and a water/vinegar mixture. Just curious if anyone has done it and how it turned out. Pics if you have them!
Post # 3
I did this. It turned out pretty close. The store-bought faux mercury glass is a little bit more gold, but it looks very pretty and vintage looking. I unfortunately lost the pictures from my phone, and they are currently an hour away. It looks very silvery, and when you apply the vinegar it eats away completely at the paint, so it becomes clear glass again. The only issue I had was that the paint was so thin, it would drip. So I would take the paint that pooled at the bottom of the vases and candle holders and swirl them around the inside.
Post # 4
I did it on my vases. Much cheaper and easier than buying filler to hide the paper flower stems. If you want a different look, after you blot it with vinegar, paint some bronze/gold inside. It took about an hour to do 20 vases, working continuously. It took 1.5 cans of paint for the 20 12″ cylinder vases. I did a lot of coats, but it dries very fast.
Post # 5
@iadornyou: I have. I have a thread on it, too. Check it out, it’s super easy. I’m on my phone or i would post it for you myself. 🙂
Post # 6
@erclay: Thanks – you should read the reply below you. She used some gold after the silver. I bet that would give it the look you were talking about.
@wabanzi: That turned out great!! Thanks for the tip on the gold – I think I will try that.
@trixiesrockets: …and I’m off to stalk your thread 🙂