Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Fall and Heavy Metal

I have been pulling out my heavy metal 
decorative stuff

 because Fall is going to be here before we know it.

Darker colors and metal objects just seem to cozy things a bit more when the weather has a chill in it.

The first container is a pickle jar,
 the second- a syrup bottle was sprayed with silver paint, 
the third-a salsa jar....faux mercury glass.

I realize that with this post I am exposing a secret! 

I know that every person in blog land has already experimented with this
 and posted MANY pictures and experiences.
it is what it is.....
I admit it! 
I had never tried making my own mercury glass with
  Krylon's Looking Glass paint and vinegar!

With Fall just around the corner I figured it was time!
 After all, I bought the stuff from Wally World a looong time ago.
 I had better use it before it was too cold outside to spray paint. 

I think they came out pretty good!

Our little cuties picture is in a Dollar General frame.

I did it and I am glad I did!


Marty asked how I did it....
 1. First wash your jars...use Goo Gone if the labels are persnickety.
      2. Spray vinegar on the inside of your jar or bottle and whilst it is still wet
     3. Spray the Looking Glass paint  over the vinegar....use a napkin to distress, if you like

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Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

It looks wonderful, but how do you do it? Hugs, Marty

Our Hopeful Home said...

Yours look great! And your method is much easier than mine! Love your choice of bottles.

Karen said...

They look beautiful and what a great way to re purpose. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Life on Lemon Lane said...

They really turned out beautiful. I am with you in looking forward to fall.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

That's really neat! I've never heard of doing this before. That opens the door to a lot of possibilities!

Tea in Texas said...

You are already prepared for fall and the vignette is perfect with the mercury silver pieces. I love the picture frame but the child is just priceless. All your pieces turned out beautifully. Please, pop over and view a vacation tablescape using some finds found on the trip.

Thanks, Pam

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Your pieces are lovely. And the best part is it is easy. I'll have to remember this.

Jenny's Heart said...

Some how I have missed this bit of creativity! LOVE IT and I am gonna have to try it too!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

They look great! You would never know they aren't real mercury glass. Good job!

Connie said...

I am hopelessly in love with your creativity. You have an incredible blog here. I love meeting creative sister bloggers and the process of following and sharing ideas. I am your newest follower, or I think that I am . . . the follow button was different from what I am used to. Have a lovely day and when you have the time, please pay me a visit, my welcome mat is always out. Connie :)

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Audrey, I think you did a great job. If I didn't know better I would think they are the real deal! I have seen this done but have yet to try it. Thanks for sharing the how to's with us. Love the entire grouping and the cutie well, he's a cutie! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

I don't know about you, but I have't tried making my own mercury glass. I should because it costs so much! How did you do yours? Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

Debra@CommonGround said...

Oh, I love this, what a gorgeous vignette!!!

Pamela said...

WOW!! I must try this because they turned out just beautiful. Thanx for coming to the party!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Hi Audrey, just hopping back to let you know that I will be featuring you on Share Your Cup today.

Town and Country Gals said...

visiting from Jann's party, your bottles look amazing and your how to is one of the easiest I've seen! Can't wait to try it!
Fall can't get here quick enough for me!

Honey at 2805 said...

I'm a bit tardy, but wanted to leave you a note that you are featured on Potpourri Friday at 2805!

Lynn Wood said...

Wow, is it really that easy? I don't know where I have been but I haven't seen a tutorial for mercury glass. Thanks so much for the tip!


Debbie @DewdropGables said...

Wow, they turned out fantastic! Thanks for sharing the tips on how to do this, what a super neat way to recycle!!
Saw you linking at Share Your Cup
Debbie :)

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