Even though I love decorating my home, I am pretty out of touch with all things decor related. I could not even name a designer if I tried and I have no idea what is “on trend” right now and what isn’t. Truth be told, I don’t get out of the house all that often and sometimes I feel totally clueless about a lot of things.
So, on my latest trip to Homesense (a discount home decor store that I may be addicted to) I noticed that this aged looking mirrored glass was EVERYWHERE. I bought this gorgeous pumpkin and while checking out, someone behind me said “love that pumpkin, mercury glass is so hot right now”.
So, I guess this old looking mirrored finish is called Mercury Glass, and I am in love.
Instead of buying more pieces, I learned how to make my own! This just may be the EASIEST DIY PROJECT EVER!
Check out these pretty glass vases that were under $5.00 to make!
Start with something glass. I got these two weird glass things from Value Village for $3.00 each (they are like bottomless vases)!
Gave them a quick clean and then used green painters tape around the top.
You want to cover the entire outside with something, I just used a plastic grocery bag.
Lightly spray water inside and then give the inside a quick coat of the spray paint! I thought for sure mine would be a total disaster, the paint was running and it looked terrible. Once it dried, I did one more coat.
After I took off the bag and tape, I was totally amazed! Both vases actually looked really beautiful! Craziness.
I am convinced that this paint is pretty much fail proof. It looked dull and terrible on the inside, but through the outside of the glass, it was mirrored and breath taking!
I tied on a few leaves with twine and now I have a lovely addition to my fall mantel for under $5.00!!!
Here is a close up of the vase! So fun and easy!