Make it Yourself Monday: Mercury Glass

Monday, November 5, 2012

It's the first week of November and although it's 95 degrees in Los Angeles today, I'm reminded that Christmas is around the corner. Aside from the typical reds and greens that adorn the seasonal aisles, metallics have really caught my eye. Something about the subtlety of golds and silvers are a refreshing burst of color during this time of the year. 

For our first "Make it Yourself: Monday," I wanted to highlight Mercury Glass. You may have seen it around more and more lately but have not known the term for it. Basically, it's a silvery, mirror-like finish that looks as if it's been a bit weathered. Authentic, vintage mercury glass is not cheap but there is a much more inexpensive way to achieve the same look. Beyond wedding decor, you'll find that it really is a quite versatile look to compliment many styles and color combos within your home.

Mercury glass is the perfect addition of elegance for a rustic fall centerpiece.

Mercury glass pairs well with clear glass and crystal. 

These dahlias and succulents are displayed beautifully in these low mercury glass vases and compotes.

Click on this link for a complete "How-To: DIY Antique Mercury Glass" via 17 Apart

Image Credits:
Lavender and Ash


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