Yes, I really do have a thing for shiny things, and Rust-Oleum is feeding my obsession with their new Rust-Oleum Mirror Effect.
Remember way back when I perked up my living room? I got these pretty baubles at HomeGoods, and I paid a pretty penny for all that glitz.
But I had seen pretty vases at Haven conference done up with the newest Rust-Oleum finish, and I had to try on my own. I took some pretty plain glass items, and prepped them to be sprayed on the inside:
Yes, I’m super glad it’s spring. I may or may not have done part of this project in 60-second intervals in the snow earlier this year. Do any of my spray-painting addict friends want to give me a shout out on this approach???
To use this new product, you have to use a super light touch. It takes about 5 coats to get your items nice and even and shiny like you see here on the left, but it’s really just like any other spray paint. The little bowl on the right was still drying, but did shine up just fine. The standard-issue square vase on the left was absolutely beautiful. Do you know how hard it is to get good photos of mirrored items???
It showcased my winter greens.
And it now hold spring silks for an Easter centerpiece.
It can scratch if you scrape it with stems or floral wire, so Rust-Oleum recommends finishing the exposed side with a regular spray paint for durability. I covered mine in a white on the inside surface.
I’m loving that this little paint can turn a thrift-store vase into something special and shiny. I will be using this on a few other projects coming up, as well.
I hope you love the new and shiny things shared here. If you like this idea, I’d love to hear what you would try it on. If you leave a comment below, you can even win a can of your own! I hope to choose the winner May 19.
And remember, we have three other great giveaways going on right now. Be sure to visit and enter.