"MERCURY GLASS??"

January 13th, 2009 in member junk     
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This was one of the easiest projects Ive ever done.  I picked the glass goblet up for 99cents at one of my favorite thrift stores.  Silver leafing is sooo easy to do and you can apply it to almost any surface.  For this project I randomly applied the silver leaf to the surface of the goblet so that it would appear cracked and mimic the look of mercury glass.
Okay, its not quite up to the standard of the Pottery Barn one I have, but it sure looks beautiful with the candle light shining through it.
I had forgotten that I had bought this a few years back and done some frames with it.  Stay tuned.......thats next on my list.
This was one of the easiest projects Ive ever done.  I picked the glass goblet up for 99cents at one of my favorite thrift stores.  Silver leafing is sooo easy to do and you can apply it to almost any surface.  For this project I randomly applied the silver leaf to the surface of the goblet so that it would appear cracked and mimic the look of mercury glass.

This was one of the easiest projects I've ever done.  I picked the glass goblet up for 99cents at one of my favorite thrift stores.  Silver leafing is sooo easy to do and you can apply it to almost any surface.  For this project I randomly applied the silver leaf to the surface of the goblet so that it would appear "cracked" and mimic the look of mercury glass.


I have always loved mercury glass and wanted to try to create some mercury glass "look alike" pieces using thrift store finds..........


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - junkstyle
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Comments (18)

SantaClaus writes: Did you make the picture frame that is next to the goblet? If so, what is it made of? Posted: 6:56 am on March 7th
babagrlshell writes: That looks really awesome-
I have also done something similar using "mirror" spray paint. Posted: 3:09 pm on January 25th
fleamarketfinds writes: What a simple solution. I have been looking for mercury glass everywhere but never could find any that I thought was affordable. This is a great option! Posted: 2:34 pm on January 21st
theothermartha writes: I love this idea. I am always weary of the silver leaf. I wanted to put some on old windows, but then you can't put them out side. I f you know of any way I could, Just let me know.

Thanks
Posted: 11:46 am on January 16th
CottageElements writes: Janis, congratulations!! I'm so glad to have you as a contributor. I always love your posts! You are so very creative and inspirational. Can't wait to see more of your beautiful projects. Welcome to the team!

Lani

Posted: 9:40 pm on January 15th
Meadowview_Farm writes: Congratulations, Janis! Really neat idea here...will have to add this (along with rub-on letters) to my shopping list!!
Kari Posted: 6:29 pm on January 14th
MimiToria writes: Janis, Janis, Janis - Another wonderful project from my dear friend Janis. This is fabulous and I really love what you've done. I love these pieces I see in the stores, but since I don't need them, nor do I have room to display them I pass them by. However, I do have silver leafing in the basement and a lovely plain compote just waiting for some leafing such as this. Thank you for sharing your treasures and this great project.
Congrats on your contributorship as you are much deserving!
Gretchen Posted: 4:42 pm on January 14th
fellowjunker writes: Hi Judi
I mean REALLY EASY.....like you can do it at the same time as cooking supper--helping with the math homework--folding laundry kind of easy. You know us crafting moms--MULTI TASKING is the name of the game!!! (LOL) No, honestly it is very easy and yes, the silver leaf is found at Michaels in the same aisle as the glues (you also need to buy a jar of the "metal leaf adhesive size").
Hi Geo
I didn't do the inside of the glass because I didn't think the candle light would be so visible through the two layers.
xojanis
Posted: 11:20 am on January 14th
judithomas writes: This is gorgeous!!!! I agree with NebraskaJunker that yours is prettier than the Pottery Barn's!!!!

If you don't mind giving a bit more information.....
Do you get the silver leaf-ing at Micheal's or a similar craft-y store?

You mentioned that it was easy....."easy" as in "wait-till-my-kids-are-in-bed-easy" or "wait-till-my-kids-go-to-Grandma's-for-a-few-days-easy"?......lol......there are degrees of easy, right?

You are extremely talented!!! Congrats on being a Contributor!

Judi Posted: 12:42 am on January 14th
FunktionalJunk writes: Glad to see you're a contributor now! I've enjoyed looking through all your other postings and this one's no exception. I had no idea the silver leaf would stick to glass. What a great idea. And I think it looks AMAZING with the candlelight inside! Thanks for the ideas.

Leah Posted: 11:53 pm on January 13th
junkinhart writes: Congratulations, Janis!! Love your style in all of your projects! I especially love this........i really didn't know you could get exquisite style with leafing...hmmmmm...

Cindy Posted: 11:31 pm on January 13th
fellowjunker writes: Wow..........thanks so much for the warm welcome and words of praise my fellow junking friends. I am so excited to become a contributor. I am continually inspired by all the people who post and provide feedback on this site!!!!
Looking forward to lots more junking fun with you all!!
xojanis
Posted: 8:38 pm on January 13th
NebraskaJunker writes: Welcome Janis! I love this project! I think it looks better than Pottery Barn's myself. What a great idea using easy to find objects and turning them into fabulous decor. Keep those ideas coming! Love them Posted: 8:08 pm on January 13th
LuAnn writes: Congrats on becoming a contributor. I know you'll keep us all inspired with your creative projects.

LuAnn Posted: 3:21 pm on January 13th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Way to go, Janis! This project is just lovely as always. Thanks so much for the detailed instructions too!

Congrats to you! Keep up with your ideas to make our homes pretty. I love them all.

Candy Posted: 3:07 pm on January 13th
shabbychick writes: Dear Janis:

Just wanted to cover a few items with you...

1. CONGRATULATIONS! I love your posts, projects and style - can't wait to see more!!!

2. This project is awesome - I don't have any mercury glass (but have loved it from "afar"), and now you've given me a great way to "collect" it - on a budget!!

3. Thanks so much and have a wonderful day!!

Sincerely, Kathy Posted: 1:46 pm on January 13th
georgiamoon writes: First of all ...Congrats on becoming a contributor!!! I think you have so much to offer this site and all of us on it. You have posted some fantastic and stylish projects and I can't wait to see just what you are doing next. For example THIS one is really neat. I love the way these turned out and have tried a little leafing and I am always amazed at how cool it is. Soon we will all be trying this and running around with bits of gold and silver stuck all over ourselves! Hey BTW did you do the inside too? Welcome, welcome, welcome Janis, Georgia Posted: 12:45 pm on January 13th
suewhitney writes: Heeere's Janis! I'm delighted to announce that Fellow Junker has joined the team of JMS contributors. Janis has been sharing her own unique and very beautiful style with our community and I look forward to much more. Please join me in a warm welcome. Thanks, Janis!

Happy Junking,
Sue Posted: 12:21 pm on January 13th
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