On my Pinterest board, I have several DYI projects for Mercury Glass Mason Jars.
Except I didn't want to do mason jars because I love my little blue mason jars and have no desire to change their color. And I didn't want to go out and buy new mason jars for this project.
Back in February, I wrote a post, Winter and A Touch of Spring. If you click here, you can go back to read it or at least look at one of the photos...or I can post that photo here...
See those little milk bottles, and the Krylon paint, and the spray bottles? I bought those waaaaayyyyy back then for this project. Yes, I realize there are mason jars in the picture, but those were used for a pickle fiasco. I will save that story for another day. Let's just stay focused on the milk bottle project.
On the Kindergarten Difficulty Scale or KDS, this project rates about a 2. If you can press a button, you too can have these little jewels in your home. The exception is that you HAVE to be a little OCD or they will not turn out like this.
As you all know (because everyone but ME has created a mercury glass project) you mix equal parts of vinegar and water in a spray bottle. You spray the mixture on the bottle and them immediately follow that with the Looking Glass spray paint. If you check out the link on the first photo, you will find she did it a different way. That's not the way I did it, I just liked that photo better. :-)
Wait for the paint to dry and then wipe off to pop the water bubbles and you have a mercury glass look. Well, I did that, and I didn't like the look.
While I am able to BUY these types of imperfect objects in the store, I am unable to make the imperfect object and be satisfied with how it looks. This is where the OCD comes in.
After the first coat of everything dried, I sprayed on another coat. Vinegar and water followed by a coat of paint. Let it dry. Then a 3rd coat, followed by a 4th coat. Only after the 4th coat was I satisfied with the look.
I really do like this better than the regular mercury glass look. I knew I would be using them to hold silverware and wanted them to stand out rather than blend in.
So being OCD and doing craft projects is not all bad. And you get help from the hubby. He stands over you
Can't Touch This!
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