Oh My Gosh…I love a little sparkle around the house. And these awesome Antique Mercury Glass Pumpkin‘s from Pottery Barn captured my fancy for autumn!
Can’t you just imagine them sparkling from your harvest table or lined up across a mantle draped with rafia or burlap. The contrast between the highly textured and oh-so-ordinary burlap with the not-so-ordinary pumpkins is unexpected and delightful. Perhaps a faux mercury glass pumpkin peeking out from your pewter collection…
I was all set to do a tutorial when my friend Monica Benavidez of Monica Wants It blog created this awesome tutorial…so why reinvent the wheel. I share her hints below, but stop by her tutorial and tell her you saw it here please. She also has a brand new Facebook page that could use some LIKEs!!!The secret is Krylon’s Looking Glass Paint (You can find it online at Hobby Lobby for $11.99, but if you click the 40% off banner at the top you save like $4+.) What would you like to paint with this stuff? Tell me below!!!
I saw those in the latest PB catalog and loved them! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I might try my hand at making faux mercury glass apothecary jars…
Merilee Sawusch says
When this paint first came out I taught a stenciling class on stenciling an 8×10 glass with the stencil cut from clear contact paper.
Love this tutorial. Still searching for the paint. I wondered if you knew how to make a more gold finish using this technique?
Rebecca E. Parsons says
Hope, this is a mirror finish, so it is not warm at all. You could tint the outer glass with glass paint.
Of course, now I’m wishing I had picked up that glass pumpkin (like the one above) when I saw it at the thrift store last week (or that I still had the one I got rid of several years ago). Sigh. To give myself a break though, looking glass paint wasn’t around then. I do like it, but it takes an awful lot of coats to actually cover. That said, I also wipe some off to get the aged look. 🙂
Hey I painted the pumpkins white then applied the looking glass did not make a mirror finish at all. It came out matte grey :/.. I don’t know what I did wrong