Tuesday, April 6, 2010

My Dollar Store Faux Mercury Bird

For my Christmas decor last year I made an attempted to make Faux Mercury Christmas trees and I actually loved the way they turned out! So when I saw this sweet bird at the Dollar Store, I thought I'll try it again and see how Faux mercury looks on this little guy. I only picked up one just in case it didn't turn out quite right -but look how great it did turn out! I just love it! And it's so simple to do too! Just silver spray and antiquing glaze to give it that "mercury" look. Don't you love the little footed white bowl? I picked it up at my last Thrift Store trip. Along with these other great finds! I can't wait to show you what I have planned for the frame and candle base! I posted this over that Soft Place to Land's DIY Day & Room to Inspire (love these sites!)

7 comments:

Judy @ In His Grip said...

Okay, this is absolutley great! I am going to try this. Good job!

Jenny said...

Very cute! I have a mirror that I intend to alter to fit the downstairs bath. This should do nicely. Bonus ... I already have the paint from another project!

Kristin said...

That is so darn cute. Great job!

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

so adorable! turned out great.

Rambling Girl said...

Oh yeah this is so cute especially sitting in the milk glass. I just started collecting these pieces a few months ago.

Can't wait to see what you do with the frame.

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

I just popped over from Room to Inspire. Great project! LOVE your milk glass pieces.

Best wishes,
Tammy

Room to Inspire said...

Wow, that worked really well! I will definitely be picking up some silver spray paint next time! Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired.

Chelsea