The V Spot

Rants, observations and home decorating from a woman with no time for a blog.

Make faux Mercury Glass pumpkins out of Dollar Store cheesiness.

Another Dollar Store pumpkin transformation… faux Mercury Glass.
This is sooooo dang easy.
Take a cheesy fake pumpkin…

Spray it black.
Immediately, while it is still wet, lightly spray it with metallic silver paint.

Krylon has a good one. This is outdoor paint, but any silver paint will do.

Spraying the silver paint onto the wet black paint makes it mottle and run.  (Which in this case, you want your spray paint to do.)

I removed the autumn elements from my Fall window ledge and added in more orange, silver and black.

I love the muted colors.

(Yes, the sprinklers hit the display each morning.  Oh well.)

I love the birds.  I am not a gory Halloween person… I’m more a E.A. Poe kind of girl.

And of course, I need to grabs some more sticks as well…

We have a big storm coming through tomorrow, so I’ll have some stick projects soon too.  You know how I loves me some sticks.

Check the bottom of the blog to see where I link this project.

Also, it’s Tuesday! That means:

Seriously Shawn

Seriously Shawn and Impulsive Addict are my real life pals and are hysterical.  Whatever you’ve got to talk about, these girls will listen!  (I am going to link up and let them know that I discovered this mercury glass technique through sheer impatience…)



Maddie Kertay- The Domestic Anarchist said...

October 4, 2011 at 3:18 pm
Quote the raven... " Nevermore" Love the transformation.. I was thinking about the mirror paint and what would happen with that!


The Answer Is Chocolate said...

October 4, 2011 at 3:34 pm
You are officially the Queen of pumpkin transformations! I saw these the other day and convinced myself I didn't need....hmmmm.

ChrissyK said...

October 4, 2011 at 3:35 pm
Looking forward to the stick projects. They're usually easy and always cheap... My kind of craft. :0)

~ Laura said...

October 4, 2011 at 4:53 pm
See that? You take something that I've done...sprayed too soon...and turned it into something awesome!! I love how you can see potential in stuff like that!!

I love The Raven!! I read it to my kids two weeks ago...unusually early because I just love it!! We'll read it a few more times before Halloween, too!!

I'm with you, an eerie look is what appeals to me!! Black birds, twisted and crooked sticks, an old picture...maybe some old items looking sort of out of place and lost....

Sorry, I think I'm channeling The Addams Family. I've always loved Morticia!!

Carmella said...

October 4, 2011 at 6:03 pm
That pumpkin has a whole new (cool) life now! Love it...and bring on the sticks, we have a ton in our yard and my kiddos have a ton of energy these days :)

Okio B Designs said...

October 4, 2011 at 6:59 pm
Dollar store cheesiness - love that! Classic! =) Your pumpkins look amazing now!


Sarah @ Just The Bee's Knees said...

October 4, 2011 at 7:23 pm
Gotta love the dollar store!! I made similar pumpkins for halloween over at my blog too:) I like your technique with the silver over the wet black paint! I'll have to try that next time!

Amber said...

October 4, 2011 at 7:24 pm
It's funny you mention sticks because I've been wanting to go out and collect some for a project myself.

What a hot crafting item!

Heidiopia said...

October 4, 2011 at 7:50 pm
Just collected some post-storm sticks myself! Love it when Mother Nature provides decor. :)
Heidi @ Show Some Decor

MiMi said...

October 4, 2011 at 7:54 pm
SO cute!
And I can't wait to see what you do with it next year. LOL Cuz I KNOW you will change it up!

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

October 4, 2011 at 7:56 pm
I have been wanting to make one of these and couldn't quite figure out how to get it to work. Brilliant, Vivienne!

Mamarazzi said...

October 4, 2011 at 9:11 pm
those are FABULOUS!!

Connie said...

October 4, 2011 at 9:40 pm
Oh Boring Viv. I think I'm going to nickname you Punkin!
14. said...

October 4, 2011 at 11:02 pm
Thanks for the tutorial. I didn't realize they were that easy!

SueAnn said...

October 4, 2011 at 11:41 pm
Love the pumpkins!! Great project!!

Shawn said...

October 5, 2011 at 12:11 am
Boring is never a word I would use to describe you! You always deliver and for that I love you!

Boobies said...

October 5, 2011 at 12:50 am
Love that idea!

sarajo said...

October 5, 2011 at 4:35 am
That pumpkin is awesome!! I need to do that now!

Impulsive Addict said...

October 5, 2011 at 4:29 pm
BORING? You, my lovely beautiful friend, are NEVER boring.

I agree with Connie. During the months of Sept-Nov, we need to nickname you pumpkin! You do fabulous things with pumpkins. <--HA! That sounds inappropriate.

Is that a fake bird? I think it is but it looks real. Did you stuff a bird?

Rhissanna said...

October 5, 2011 at 6:15 pm
Oh, really clever. And now I'm a new follower.

Good Time Charlie said...

October 6, 2011 at 2:26 am
That is a really cool project. And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door; (Hee hee, couldn't resist) Very fitting for Halloween decor!

Sheila said...

October 7, 2011 at 12:13 am
What a cool idea!

Screaming Sardine said...

October 7, 2011 at 1:06 am
What an awesome idea! I love the look of it and will definitely have to try this.

Pinning on pinterest. :)

Tracy Screaming Sardine

Shannon at madiganmade said...

October 7, 2011 at 2:52 am
Cute! My attempts at mercury glass failed miserably. Thanks for this tut! I'm always looking for new ways to try and get it right.

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

October 7, 2011 at 2:36 pm
Love your pumpkins. I want to do this to my lamp! I'll have to give it a try :)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

October 7, 2011 at 8:44 pm
I'm loving it- and sharing it on FB :) Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

PitterAndGlink said...

October 8, 2011 at 2:16 am
Wow! Cool technique and awesome outcome!

The Tablescaper said...

October 9, 2011 at 10:20 pm
So neat. What a great use of dollar pumpkins. It would be great to have you join me at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Rachel said...

October 11, 2011 at 3:32 pm
What a great idea - and so simple! It's nice to find crafts that don't take a whole day to make :)

Michelle said...

October 11, 2011 at 10:50 pm
SO adorable! What a clever idea!

Ruth said...

October 11, 2011 at 10:55 pm
Love this look. A great transformation from a dollar store pumpkin.

Great idea!!


Karie @ The HoB said...

October 14, 2011 at 7:38 pm
Love the pumpkin! I used some of the Dollar Store Foam pumpkins for my Halloween Decor this year too!

loulou downtown said...

October 17, 2011 at 3:38 am
Wow what a cool effect you got on that pumpkin, and really nice display of fall elements you have going on there!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

October 17, 2011 at 11:04 am
Great transformation! Gorgeous fall colours. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

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