Krylon’s Looking Glass spray paint dries into a mirror-like finish. First, spray the body of your plain glass lamp with clean water. While the surface is wet, spray it thoroughly with Looking Glass spray paint. The water will prevent the paint from completely adhering to the surface – exactly what’s required to achieve the characteristically blotchy look of genuine mercury glass. Let the paint dry overnight, and repeat the process to the darkness of your liking.
Get the Mercury Glass look by pre-spraying your desired object with water and just a touch of dish liquid, spray with Krylon Looking Glass paint, let dry, repeat process until you achieve the 'depth' you are happy with.
Made from a lamp and curtain rod finial: A quick coat of spray paint, Rust-oleum's Paint and Primer in one Oil Rubbed Bronze. When completely dry, add a coat of aqua paint. With a cloth, gently rub off some of the aqua paint here and there to expose the Oil Rubbed Bronze and give it an aged worn look.
Take something you really love: a letter, envelope, photograph, a ticket stub... anything - to a printing place like Kinkos and have them blow it up for you to hang as art. An old recipe from Grandma would be great for the kitchen! Love this idea!