I’ve been lugging around this windowpane for roughly 8 years. My kiddo was a pre-walker when I bought it at an antique sale on a rainy, Father’s Day weekend. It’s been through three moves and I still haven’t done anything with it. I was perusing Pinterest and it hit me….MERCURY GLASS! It was a super easy project! I even went out on a limb and strapped my Iphone to a patio chair and risked my neighbors questioning my sanity, just to bring you a video to show how easy it is! And that my friends, is the other big announcement here at TEoM. We now have our own TEoM YouTube Channel to show you all sorts of fun stuff. We are so excited to share all kinds of new content with you!
But, back to the windowpane mercury glass DIY. Here’s what I started with. Pretty plain right?
I chose to use Annie Sloan Chalk paint in a color called Arles. If I haven’t shared this with you enough, I’ll say it again. I LOVE Annie Sloan paint products. They don’t require any prep. Prep takes the pep out of a project and honestly, my attention span isn’t wide enough to go through all of that. So, I taped off my windows and painted two coats of Arles, letting it dry in between coats. Then I waxed the windowpane with Annie Sloan Clear Wax and let it dry for 15 minutes. Then I waxed it with a 50:50 mixture of Annie Sloan Clear and Dark wax mixed together. I let it dry for a day.
Now comes the fun part. All this requires is a covered work area, Krylon Looking Glass Spray, a rag and a spray bottle of white vinegar mixed with an equal part of plain old tap water. It’s super easy and super fast. Here’s the video DIY on how to create faux mercury glass. It’s my first ever video so be gentle people and I apologize in advance for the shaking of the spray paint can and the abrupt ending, but my phone died. You can add as many layers of the Looking Glass Spray and vinegar as you’d like to get the look you want.
After I finished the mercury glass, I let it dry completely and asked my handyman (Dad) to add a handle for me. Voila! I’m hanging this baby up today! I love the way it turned out. I may have an old door in my garage that might become faux mercury glass as well. Stay tuned!