Monday, June 10, 2013

PB Knock Off - Mercury Glass Lamps


A successful trip in more ways than one!

This past week we made a trip to Ohio. The reason for the trip was not to shop but what's a girl to do when her husband wants to take a nap. During my shopping adventure I came across Marcs, a local grocery, drug store and chain retail store all in one. In their Closeout Department I came across these two lamps for $5.99 each. 


 


I have been wanting to do a knock-off of these Pottery Barn lamps...

....so, using Krylon Looking Glass Mirror Like Paint
and the same technique previously used to make a Mercury Glass Vase (HERE), I created two new lamps for about $18.00.
 







Oh yea...it is really hard to take a picture of a mirrored object, LOL.

Thanks for visiting,


UPDATE: THIS PROJECT WAS FEATURE ON....



29 comments:

  1. great job i think they turned out awesome

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  2. Love the mercury vase. Thank you so much for linking up.

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    1. Thanks Rita and linking up is my pleasure.

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  3. Debbie, I love the new lamps! I want to do this technique with a demi-john and I'll check out your tutorial. Glad I found your blog and I am a new follower.
    xx,
    Sherry

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    1. Thank you Sherry, for visiting and following. I think you will enjoy this project. It is a lot of fun and the results are amazing. A win-win!

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  4. I love your new lamps and what you did with them. This is such an awesome post. I would love it if you would share this post at our WIW linky party. Hope you can join us!

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Paula, I am glad you enjoyed the post. Thanks for visiting. Come again :)

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  5. These are awesome!! I love how they look!

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  6. Beautiful! And, great find! I've been looking for a pair of lamps for our Master Bedroom forever!

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    1. Thanks Jillian. It was a score. You should have seen the look on my face when I saw the price was only $5.99. I had to put my glasses on to confirm LOL. Thanks for visiting.

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  7. Happy to have found your blog. Love these lamps. I have a glass lamp that I would love to do this technique, but first I'm going to try it on a vase. You know trial and error.

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    1. Thanks for visiting. As shown on my blog, I tried it on something small first too. The paint is a bit pricey and not that easy to find in my area so I am stingy with how and when I use it.

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  8. What a deal! Great knockoff makeover. I am pinning to my DIY Home board. Thanks for sharing at the Rock 'N Share! Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

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  9. These are just gorgeous- I like them better then the PB ones!!!
    Visiting from Keeping it Simple
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  10. Great job!!! They turned out so cute!

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    1. Thanks Emily and thanks for visiting :)

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  11. I featured your fabulous lamps today at Mod Mix Monday at ModVintageLife.

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  12. So gorgeous!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

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    1. Your very welcome Betsy, glad you like them. Thanks for visiting.

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  13. I love them! I haven't used that kind of paint but I really want to try it.

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  14. Please tell me.... on the lamps did you get the paint on the inside..... the top looks too skinny. I have a lamp I want to do however I don't think I can get the paint on the inside even if I tried. Your not the first lamp I have seen with a very narrow top that has been mirrored however I cannot figure out if you sprayed the outside or had a trick to getting it inside the lamp. Thank you... I will be waiting for your answer.

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    1. Hello and thank you for visiting my site. If you scroll back through the photos you will see how the lamp looked before I spray painted it. There is a large hole at the bottom so I was able to maneuver my hand and the can so that the top (skinny part) was covered. If you have a hole in the bottom of yours that is smaller you might want to try spraying a larger amount while the lamp is upside down and then rotate to cover. Hope this helps...good luck!

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