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Saturday, May 26, 2012

CSI Honor!

With my last blog check before my trip I was thrilled to see that I was honored over at The CSI Project

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So many super lamp makeovers over at  The CSI Project... You have to check out each of the selected winners! And a special thanks to Missy from Lookie What I Did for choosing my Blue Lamps as the winner...go "Lookie" what she does...


What a great way to start my weekend....Yeah!!!

Memorial Weekend!

Spending time with family, remembering those that have fought for our country, and those that still do....God Bless America!
Our cloudy day visit to the city




Got a trip planned for Monday....when I get back I'll share. See ya next week!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Mercury Glass

I was a guest over at "My 1929 Charmer" yesterday. Cathy is having a huge 1st Anniversary party, and your all invited. Go check out all the great ideas, and fabulous prizes. Thanks Cathy, and Happy Blog-iversary!! Here is what I shared...and don't forget to sign up for a chance to win the $25 Michael's gift card..
Let's keep the party going with some faux mercury glass, and a Michael's giveaway!
My garage is full of treasures that I've picked up thrifting and on Craigslist, but my latest find was already in the garage. This baby was just gathering dust on a shelf when I spotted it...


The "wavy" glass was so pretty I almost changed my mind about painting it, but paint can be removed, right? So I forged ahead...
Supplies...Jar, Paint and Water
I found some Krylon "Looking Glass" paint at Michael's, and with my 40% off coupon the price was about the same as any other spray paint....love a bargain! To get a "Mercury glass" look I sprayed the inside with a mist of water before painting. I tried to do several light coats but I ended up with more on my hands than in the jar. I finally went with spraying quite a bit, swishing it around, and turning it over to drip...
After several coats the finish was complete, but I wanted more of a distressed look...
A little to shiny
To add a little distressing I mixed a teaspoon of  vinegar in my water, lightly sprayed the inside, and then patted off the excess. I like the hint of aging, and I may even add some more...




So do you think my "mercury glass" could use a little more distressing, or do you like it as is? I would love to read all your wonderful comments. Thanks  for inviting me to your party Cathy!

Linking up with these fabulous parties...
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