Do you love mercury glass like I do? I would have a whole slew of it if I could afford it. I have a few pieces that I have collected, but recently I was looking on DIY blogspot, www.thediyshowoff.blogspot.com thediyshowoff.blogspot.comand came across the Faux mercury glass pumpkins. I knew I had to try this one, so went right to work on finding pumpkins. These were $1.00 each at Wal-mart. Then went to Home Depot to get the exact spray paint they were talking about. There are tw0. Rust-o-leum's Shiny Metallic Silver and Hammered Iron. I knew that I wanted to replace the candles on the tall candlesticks with the pumpkins. I love how they turned out.
Little turorial here! After spraying the pumpkins silver, don't wait for it to dry, then diffuse the hammered iron by using a large card of paper. Spray close to the object and let a little paint spray onto it. Then by pressing ever so slightly, the paint will spit out some larger speckled spray, giving the effect of mercury glass objects. I did this project for $13.00 and have been spraying other urns and objects turning them into beautiful pieces too.
The candlestick is real mercury glass, and the pieces in the pumpkin dish are also real. This is the new and improved Fall Centerpiece on my dining room table. An update on our weather here in Southern Nevada. It will drop drastically to the high of 74 degrees tomorrow! Whoo Hoo!!!!!!!! we are so excited. Fall has finally arrived in our neck of the woods. It might even rain this week! Yeah!!!!!!
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I am a Mother of 8, grandmother of almost 27 wonderful little people. Married to a wonderful man for 38 years. I am a published scrapbooker, have decorated wedding cakes, made wedding dresses, had a wedding business, taught baton twirling lessons to girls for almost 40 years, and love to decorate my home inexpensively. I have always been a 'make-due' sort of person. I love dishes, teacups, teapots, and have to be creating something everyday. I love to listen to beautiful uplifting music and watch Masterpiece Theatre and Jane Austen movies while I scrap, craft or sew. I have become addicted to quilting, and dream about quilt blocks now. I am still working on getting better at this art form. I believe that Creating things with your hands is a good outlet and keeps your mind alert, and has a way of helping one lose all the cares of the day and world, right in my own little studio. Therefore I will never become a digital scrapbooker. I think that those who do digital turn out some beautiful pieces of art and lovely layouts, but for me I need to cut and paste by hand!