How to Make a Mercury Glass Window

Upcycle an old window into a trendy mercury glass display complete with hooks to hang your belongings.
mercury glass window with hooks

Mercury Glass Window With Hooks

Hang your essentials on a vintage-inspired mercury glass window.

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Materials and Tools:

old window with wood frame
drill
(3) decorative hooks with screws
(2) 2-hole D-ring hangers with screws
tape measure
paintbrush
pencil
mirrored spray paint
1 quart eggshell interior paint
spray bottle with water
wiping cloth

Apply Mirrored Spray Paint

Wipe away dust and debris from window panes with a dry cloth. Lightly mist water onto all glass panes, and spray panes with mirrored paint. Allow paint to dry for 15 minutes, then wipe with a dry cloth. The water droplets on the glass will disappear with the mirrored spray paint, giving the appearance of mercury glass.

Paint Window Frame

Paint the wood window frame with eggshell interior paint. Allow to dry according to label instructions.

Dan Faires painting window frame

Paint Window Frame

Paint the wood window frame with eggshell interior paint.

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Attach Hooks

Measure for the center of each window frame at the bottom, and make a mark with a pencil. Place decorative hooks over the center mark, and secure with hardware screws and a drill.

Secure Hangers

On the back of the window, measure 5 inches from the top and make a mark on each outside edge of the wood frame. Secure D-ring hangers on the 5-inch marks on each side using hardware screws and a drill.

hanging mercury glass window with hooks

Mercury Glass Window With Hooks

This vintage-inspired mercury glass window allows you to hang your essentials right when you walk in the door.

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