DIY Faux Mercury Glass Sconce

 

mercury glass light

 

Another project in my master bath was the upgrade of the original brass plated light fixtures. Rather than replace them with new fixtures, I used Krylon Looking Glass Spray Paint to create a faux mercury glass shade. Here is how I did it.

 

mercury glass light instructions copy

 

I wanted the final result to have both silver and gold highlights to add warmth to the room so I applied the Silver Rub and Buff to allow the original brass highlights to peak through. The Edison light bulb also added warmth to the silvery mercury glass.

You can see other upgrades to my master bath by checking out these previous posts you may have missed.  In the Looking Glass Upholstered Bench,   Walnut Cabinet  and  Master Bath Vanity Upgrade

 

7 Comments

Kathleen Schwendeman

Thank you for sharing this tutorial. I can’t wait to try this. I enjoy receiving your emails and have really been inspired by your projects. I discovered I have a “paint” thumb.

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Leslie Stocker

Kathleen,
I forgot to mention it is easy to overspray( The Looking Glass paint) and get drips, but they wipe off easily and you can try again. It took me couple projects to learn to use short, light, bursts. Good Luck and I would love to see your finished project. Happy Holidays,
Cheers,
Leslie

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Leslie Stocker

Mary,
Really, you must have have more stringent environmental restrictions. As much as I like the result, the fumes are horrendous, even outside. I kind of feel guilty when I use it. Love, Love your work, and blog. Thanks. Happy Holidays.
Cheers,
Leslie

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