In this whole bathroom redo, we were in the midst of finishing out the kitchen, which was a lot of money. And it was around Christmastime, which can be a lot of money. So I was feeling pretty… over-spent. See what I did there? It’s like a double entendre. Yeaaaahhhh College.
See? Ugly. So when I want to do something for cheaps, I think to my self… Self? What is cheaps? Oh. Right. Spraypaint.
And then I primed it (flat white), and then painted it (glossy white). Also, when you paint a light fixture, make sure you cover the sockets with something (tape, paper, whatever), so that paint doesn’t get in there and gunk up the connections. No bueno.
Lately, I’ve had a hankering for some mercury glass in my life. So I figured… I bet pinterest knows how to make it, right? Pinterest knows everything. So I found a little tutorial, which required three things. Spray paint (this kind), a mixture of half water and half vinegar in a spray bottle (already have this junk), and paper towels (again, totes got this one).
So the tutorial goes as follows:
1. Lightly dampen the surface of the glass. (Weird, but okay…) (Also, do one side of the glass at a time. Otherwise, you’d be a mess.)
4. Lightly dab the surface with your paper towel. (You might have to do the vinegar/ water step a couple times to get the right effect.)
5. Repeat 1-4 on the opposite side of the glass. And then? VIOLA.