(Closed) DIY mercury glass?

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m interested in this as well.  The instructions always sound simple enough but I can totally foresee it being a complete disaster.  

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

the pictures i’ve seen look pretty good. i haven’t tried it myself, but there’s no harm in just trying it out on a vase or two. it’s not expensive or time consuming!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

If you can’t do it, Homegoods has it for cheap now.  I guess that’s more BIY but what can I say.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I tried. I failed. LOL! I thought it was nice looking, but DH and my mom did not like it at all. Hang on 2 secs and I’ll find some photos for you……

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Okay. Took a couple shots. Apparently after DH said he didn’t like it I was too defeated to take “after” photos, LOL! I was really excited about this project! Ah well. Here you go!

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

aw he didn’t like them!? My FI sort of said the same thing before i even tried it, I showed him some examples of mercury glass and he looked at me like I was crazy so I gave up on it a long time ago. I love it so much though!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

@bakerella:  i think they turned out almost perfect, (minus the streaks).  but that’s something that probably just needed a bit of trial and error.

 

thanks for posting.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Meowkers: Ya, from far away I think they look pretty, but they are definitely streaky and pretty far from perfect when you look closely 😉 I think if I had tried out a few more I might have gotten the hang of it. The taller vessel was hard because it was difficult to get the paint all the way down to the bottom (you spray and then dry upside down).  The two smaller ones turned out much better. I think two coats of paint worked best, but it was a very fine line between mercury glass look and mirrored glass, that’s for sure. I have 5 more cans of the stupid spray paint, so I guess I’ll try again. It isn’t sold in Canada AT ALL so I had to have it ordered to a store in Buffalo and my parents picked it up for me on their way back from a trip over the border. Ugh. $40 project that went nowhere. Live and learn 😉

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