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A Hot Glue Gun Mess

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  • Step 1

    DO IT!
    Remove the glass top from the coffee table. Lay the glass on the drop cloth with the underside facing up. Spray a layer of the Looking Glass paint evenly over the glass and let it dry (it will take only a few minutes).

  • How to make a painted table. Mercury Glass Coffee Table - Step 2
    Step 2

    Spray the vinegar- and- water mixture over the spray- painted glass. Use a paper towel to blot and wipe up the drops of vinegar- water. Tip: When blotting, vary your rubbing pressure to leave more or less paint in areas for a natural look. 

  • Step 3

    Repeat steps 1 and 2 with multiple coats of spray paint and blotted vinegar water until you have your desired aged effect. I used five coats of spray paint.

  • Step 4

    Flip your glass over and place it back on the table base so the painted area is on the underside. This will give it that mercury glass effect and protect your paint from wear and tear.

  • How to make a painted table. Mercury Glass Coffee Table - Step 5
    Step 5

    DO IT Elsewhere!

    Create a mercury glass vase by using the same technique on the inside of a clear vase. Make sure the paint is fully cured before you add water for your flowers.

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