That also meant I was A: off work and B: able to go outside to finish up the mercury glass look lamp I've been wanting to try. Can I get an amen!?
No complicated tutorial here. (Technically I think your supposed to use this on glass but we'll get to that, too in a minute.) Start with one thrift store $6 brass lamp....
What can I say? I like her shape.
I wiped down the lamp, let it dry, covered the cord & probably sprayed about 5-6 light coats of Krylon Looking Glass Mirror like spray paint over the surface. Yup, that's it. I then used some fabric to cover a plain black faux leather shade I had.
It didn't give it quite the mercury glass look that I thought it would but that's because it really works the best with glass & spraying from the INSIDE of the object so since I had some spray paint leftover I decided to try it out on glass as well. I dug a clear glass vase from under the cabinet & gave it a spray over as well.
It will go well with my soon to be spring & summer cut flower arrangements that I look forward to every year.
FYI: Mercury glass lamps are pretty ridiculously stupidly expensive so I am totally thrilled with my knockoff. Happy crafter & home decorator here! :D
(I would have loved to link back to the original blog where I found the lamp tutorial but it's been several months & I have forgotten who to credit the idea to.)