Faux Mercury Lamps

At Creative Dominican, Becca has been working on a master bedroom makeover.  Not wanting to spend a ton of money for the kind of lamps she wanted, Becca was thrilled to find these substantial brass lamps at her local Goodwill.

Creative Dominican brass lamps before

A mercury effect was the look Becca was going for when she gave these lamps a makeover.  “I sprayed the lamps lightly with water,  then sprayed on the Krylon Glass,” she explains.  That created a silvery bubble-like effect, similar to mercury glass.   Becca completed the faux mercury effect by dabbing on a little black craft paint for added dimension.  Each lamp was topped with a burlap “bubble” lampshade, to achieve just the look Becca wanted for her master bedroom.  A very unique set of lamps!

Creative Dominican brass lamps after

You can find out more about this faux mercury technique at Creative Dominican.

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