Mercury Glass Candle Holder
Using the base from a broken lamp and a glass vase, I made a pretty cool looking candle holder
This is the brass base of the broken lamp, been sitting around for a very long time, I knew something would come to mind to use it. I painted it with white spray paint and used the silver rub n buff to bring out the details.
This is the vase, wrapped in plastic wrap (I do this in the clear wrap so that I can see how the mercury glass look is coming along, I also taped the top, to avoid over-spray on the outside of the vase. I used Krylon looking glass spray paint and the mercury glass technique using a 50/50 mixture of water and vinegar. I have also used just plain water and it works the same, this was my first time using the vinegar. I sprayed this 4 times until I got the result I was wanting. After is dried, I used my quick grip glue to glue to the base, I also used a level to make sure it was level, sat a couple of books on it and let it dry.
I love how it looks! I MAY someday cover the vase and spray the base black and still use the rub n buff, but I can live with the white for now.
Of course I didn't have the right sized candle, THAT is on my list. The picture isn't great, but you get the idea. Besides the glue drying time, it took less than an hour to make. I had all of the materials on hand, the paint cost around $9
Published July 28th, 2015 12:47 AM