We had the opportunity to recreate our Mercury Glass Finish for a client this week and we were so excited to glam up her dated bombé chest. The original finish left a lot to be desired but it did have a very cool texture that we knew would work well with a vintage mirror glass look.
Here’s a shorter version of the technique for those who want the look with less commitment. 😉
- Wipe down furniture. Paint two light coats of Annie Sloan Graphite, allowing to dry 30 minutes between coats, with a natural bristle brush.
- Mix your metallic paint (I used Modern Masters Metallic in Warm Silver mixed with Pewter) with Artisan Enhancements Scumble, 1:1, to create a glaze. Brush on the Metallic Scumble Glaze every which way with a synthetic brush, wipe off organically to give a distressed look with varying degrees of opacity. Allow it to dry at least 30 minutes.
- Use Gold and Tin Gilding Waxes to layer a subtle shimmer on the edges of piece.
- *Optional* Use a small brush in Black Licorice Glaze by Wood Icing (or an equivalent black glaze) and “fly speck” the piece by flicking tiny drops on the finish to mimic the silvered droplets found on Mercury Glass.
We’d love to see what you’ve done in this look! Email us ‘before an afters’ to azie at verdigreenhome.com