VICTORY! (and a before & after)


Check out my remake of my fail...there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

This time I sprayed it black and sprayed MUCH more water on it and then once the paint dried I dabbed the water bunches with a paper towel to make them looked like smushed water beads...well that's what they are so I guess the look was a success...

Then I just sprayed the can of spray paint very far back on the spots that were really big and black looking to kind of dim it down a bit. It doesn't quite look like mercury but it looks a lot more like it than the other one did...and I like it so that's all that counts! Krylon redeemed themselves for me, because this time I used Krylon's CHroMe Spray.

Oh and just incase you are all wanting to know..I got my wisdom teeth out. For those of you who have never had them out before but may need to in the future be prepared to go from



I know...your thinking I must be nuts showing this to all you, but I feel like we are close enough now for you all to see me at my worst.

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  1. Oh Heather... the lamp looks awesome. You look like you might be in a bit of pain tho from your wisdom teeth. I hope the swelling goes down soon!

  2. Oh my word...I don't believe that's you! Seriously I don't! Hope you feel better...at least this gives you a valid excuse to eat only ice cream - for every meal :)

  3. Ouch! I had mine done when I was 17 year's old and I looked even worse than that! But I liked the med's they gave me for the pain. oohhh yeahhhh. ;-)

    The lamp looks great! I went and got some clear, crystal gloss and I'm going to spray my lamp with it. I think that will give it even more of the Mercury "glass" look. I got so excited when I did my lamp that I forgot that last step so I'm going to do it now. Fingers crossed!

    Feel better soon.

  4. oh you poor thing! I had mine out several years ago just a few days before thanksgiving and it was the pits. Hope you're feeling better real soon.

    Glad the lamp worked out this time. It looks great :)

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

  5. I remember that look and travelling on a train in public was very embarrassing (as a 17 year old anyway!)
    Nice job on the lamp stand

  6. I have struggled to find a good 'mercury glass' technique. Thank you for sharing your approach.

    Feel better soon!

  7. Lamps looks great; hope you are feeling better!


  8. Very cool finish. Ouch on the teeth - Hope you're feeling better soon!! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

  9. OMG... i hope you feel better real soon! loving the lamp!