Wedding Wednesday

The weekend's weather rocked. I sunbathed, enjoyed meals alfresco, and completed so many projects! I was so busy. I slept like a baby those nights, with my windows open and breeze blowing in. 

I have affectionately named the theme for the reception "Junk Stock." Cute huh? We have collected many silver trays and pretty candle sticks to kinda class the event up...if you will. I found a tutorial on Pintrest on how to make mercury glass. It seemed simple enough and like a great way to get some more silver in the space. 

So what do you need to make your own mercury glass? Not much. Some glass, Krylon Looking Glass spray paint, a spray bottle with 50/50 water and vinegar, and a rag. 

Tip: Find glass at your local thrift shop or Goodwill. I know our Thrift Shop has hundreds of vases, most in the back because they won't all fit up front. All different shapes and sizes, they are just itchin' to get rid of 'em. 

Spray the glass with the paint, just enough to cover it and you kinda need to work fast-it drys quickly. Immediately spritz the glass with your water and vinegar mixture. Like this. 

Now use the rag to pop the bubbles. You can blot or rub to pop them. I used a combo and it created a nice variety of textures on the glass. But don't rub too hard or you might rub off the paint (personal experience) because it's not totally dry for a few minutes. DUH.

You can also do another round if you desire a heavier look or think you missed a spot. 

All in all, this collection of vases took me about 20 minutes and then I dug around and found a few more things to do. It's kinda addicting because it's so easy and they end up looking so cool!

I also think spraying with a darker color first then doing the mercury treatment would make the spots show up more but they would also be opaque. I might have to try that next.

I'm off to find something else to paint.

That's this week's Wedding Wednesday!

3 weeks. Say What?!


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