Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Crystal Mikasa Clock Refashion

I bought this clock at the thrift store years ago because I really, really liked the shape but it isn't my style at all. I considered making a picture frame out of it but I couldn't figure out how to pry the clock face apart. so when I found out how to use spray paint for faux mercury glass I knew what I wanted to do.


Glassware - I found mine around the house
Silver and gold spray paint - stashbust
Spray bottle with water


Use tape to protect the front of the clock.

Spray the back side of the clock so that it beads up then spray paint over the water with silver paint.

After it dries (about an hour) rub the back of the clock face with a soft cloth to pop the paint bubbles and smooth away loose paint

Wait for twenty-four hours.

Spray paint the back of the clock face with gold paint.

I embellished a the lid of a can of juice concentrate and hot glued it over the hole where the clock face had been.

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  1. Beautiful, Melissa! You amaze me with your talent and ability to bring out the beauty in ordinary items. Thanks for sharing. Happy Wednesday! :o)

  2. That's so beautiful. I love it.

  3. Again with the wow. Well done.

  4. Oh this is awesome! And what a fantastic stash bust!

  5. That is beautiful. You are getting really good at this mercury glass thing! What are you going to transform next?

  6. That is really pretty! I am loving all your mercury projects.

  7. This is an awesome technique. I have never seen it before. So going to try this, thanks for stopping by In His Grip.

  8. You rescued and drastically improved that clock for sure! hugs♥olive

  9. what a cool shape and i love your use of the juice lid to cover the face! so neat Melissa!

  10. Awesome! Now it is a beautiful piece of art!

  11. Whaaaaat??? This is impossibly more beautiful than the last mercury glass piece. How sweet and chic this is!

  12. Beautiful. Boy, that clocks is such an interesting piece. I love it with the mercury glass. Really nice job!!!!

  13. Wow, this is so awesome! I love how did this, it turned an ordinary piece into something extraordinary! I have got to try this sometime, it looks like it would be great at my house too! Thanks for stopping at Kensington Cottage, just wanted you to know I stopped by, and I'm hooked! So, I am also your newest follower. I'm looking forward to seeing more!