Mercury glass also known as silvered glass is glass that has a silvery appearance. Though it’s called mercury glass, it actually contains no mercury. Mercury glass has a very similar look to antique mirrors that are mottled. And you can get the excellent sparkling shine mercury glass effect with mirror paint. Mercury glass paint has many colors such as silver, gold, blue and pink.
The vintage class look of mercury glass can instantly create atmosphere in any space. So people today are more and more obsessed with using mercury glass in their home decorating. But the beautiful mercury glass items always come with high price tags. The good news is beautiful mercury glass can be made with your own hand and the process is easy, frugal, creative and fulfilling. In today’s post, we’re sharing some of the most beautiful ideas and tutorials showing you how to make cheap decorations look like mercury glass. With a variety of goodwill glass pieces, a little spray paint, and the scratched mercury technique, you can get your own unique and vintage looking mercury glass in no time at all!
Browse these photos of mercury glass projects to find more ideas and how to make them with your own hands. They are all very beautiful and creative, and you won’t believe how easy it is to make!
We’ve been working on this list for a long time, but I’m sure there are many more awesome DIY ideas that we’ve missed. So if you know one or have done a cool DIY project for your home, feel free to share it in the comments! Thank you!
DIY Faux Mercury Glass Tutorial
These would look great with votive candles and flowers.
Mercury glass tutorial: Spray a very light base coat of any color Krylon spray paint, dry overnight spray a coat of Krylon looking glass paint immediately spray your piece with a 1/2 water/ 1/2 vinegar solution, let sit for a minute pop the little bubbles with a paper towel to make it shiny spray a very lightcoat of clear high gloss. source