We love having the opportunity to try out all kinds of DIY products, so when I was asked to try out Krylon Looking Glass® paint I was really excited to give it a whirl! I’m part of a small posse of bloggers sharing their projects today and tomorrow, so if you’re coming from 36th Avenue– welcome and thanks for stopping by!
Hopefully you saw my Christmas Home Tour on Monday- if not, check it out. We have a real tree all decked out in the family room, we have our fabric tree in the kids’ playroom, and I have a fake tree in the piano room, but sadly it had been sitting 1/2 decorated all week. I have two sizes of lights on it, and some really fun gold, leaf shaped ornaments, but nothing else. I really wanted to add some ornament balls, but couldn’t find the right color. So, after noticing I had a bunch of clear plastic ornaments left over from our Christmas episode of Knock It Off, I decided to try my hand at a version of mercury glass ornaments.
The whole idea behind Looking Glass® paint is that it takes a clear glass or plastic surface and makes it look reflective like a mirror.
One thing to know is that Looking Glass® paint gives the metallic look on the opposite side that you spray. So, if you’re doing a vase, you’d actually spray the inside, not the outside. But, for my project, I actually did one coat on the outside first. Confused yet? Lol. I wanted to get one thin coat on the outside before I went onto my next step.
I really wanted not just a mercury glass look, but also a bit of a winter snow effect (I’m in love with the little snow dustings we’ve been getting each night!) So, I half-filled my ornament with epsom salt. Did you know epsom salt is a perfect snow look-alike for decorating!
Then, I sprayed more Looking Glass® paint on the inside of the ornament and swooshed it all around. The salt became metallic grey, and the sides of the ornament started to become awesomely reflective! The salt gave the look of crystal and snow- it worked like a charm!
You can get clear ornaments so inexpensively and I was amazed at how high-end the Looking Glass® paint made them look! They look like ornaments from Pottery Barn or Z Gallery but they took me about 5 minutes to make!
I’m excited to try out the rest of the paint on some other projects after the holidays! I think I’m done DIYing until after Christmas! Phew, with the home tour and our Knock It Off episodes it’s been DIY Central around here lately!
Now that you’ve seen my project, head over to Lil Luna to see what she came up with!
Happy Weekend Friends! Thanks so much for coming by today!
*This is a sponsored post on behalf of Krylon®, but as always the creativity and opinions are 100% ours!