A few months ago I was watching The Nate Berkus Show [one of my faves’] and his guest was using a product called Looking Glass Mirror Like Paint [by Krylon]. It’s a spray paint that makes plain-old-regular glass look like cool-old-hazy mirrors. I thought, “Hey, I’d like to try it, I wonder where I could buy it.” Well, his guest asked the same thing and he assured us all that it could be purchased at any home improvement store. Guess what. I went to several in my area and none of them had it. Then, one day, after I all hope was lost [actually, I'd just forgotten about it], I stumbled upon it by accident… thank you Hobby Lobby!
So, I went home, rolled up my sleeves, and started experimenting with the spray paint [determined to find an awesome way to use it in which Nate's adorable little guest did NOT think of... I know, I know... so pitiful, that's just how I am!] Anyway, I came up with this project- and I think it turned out pretty good [if I do say so myself!].
Here’s what you need:
Cheap little glass vases
Looking Glass spray paint
High gloss spray paint
Here’s what you do:
Put your vase upside down on the drop cloth.
Spray several VERY light layers of Looking Glass onto the vase [make sure each layer dries in between, don’t worry, it dries fast] until you cannot see through it anymore.
Let it dry completely.
Now, do the same thing again, spraying right over the Looking Glass paint with your colored high gloss paint [I used white, but any color would look great!].
Due to the shape of my vases, once the bottoms were dry I turned them over, put my spray paint lid in the vase opening [so as to not get any paint inside the vase] and sprayed the top edges that I couldn’t reach while it was upside-down.
And that’s it! You have adorable little mirrored vases! Since all of the paint was applied to the outside, you can still put water in them and use them for flowers. I haven’t tried to wash them… but if I ever have to I will be super delicate and I suggest the same for you!