Thursday, May 2, 2013

Antique Mirror


I adore "Vintage" mirrors that have the mercury glass look. The only problem is these mirrors are so pricey.  I saw a great tutorial HERE and got inspired to make my own.  I used the same technique as I used in the Mercury Glass Vases.  
I purchased 9 frames from the dollar store.  Took the glass out and sprayed a light coat of Krylon's Looking Glass Spray Paint.  The next step is to mix up a water and vinegar solution. I used 3 Tablespoons of water and 3 Tablespoons of vinegar, and poured it into a spray bottle.  I sprayed this solution all over the glass until I was satisfied with the "dirty" look.
I bought a pack of wood shims and liquid nails to secure the frames together.  I let them dry for 2 days and The mirror was all ready! 

























Enjoy!
-Christy

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12 comments:

  1. WHOA! That spray really does work! I'm dying over this! Very good job.

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  2. I am so jumping all over this project! You are so crafty!! Thanks for this fun tutorial! You make my life a lot easier, xoxo

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  3. WOW!! Good Job Christy! I cant wait to make it!

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  4. wow! Good job Christy! I can't wait to make it. so much easier then i ever thought it would be!

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    1. Thanks so much Bree. If you make one send us some pictures!

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  5. umm, hello!!! Super cute!!! p.s. Where did you get your desk?????

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    1. Thanks Tiff! The little table is from World Market.

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  6. Ummmm.... I LUFF THIS! I am so going to do this!

    p.s. did you guys know that I miss you??? I'm in SLC this next week- it'd be so fun to meet you in real life!

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  7. wow! Not too shabby. What a great DIY. Loves it. Glad I found your blog.... following now!
    xo
    Taylor
    http://www.nothingbutapigeon.com

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  8. Hey this is a nice collection of antiques. Best to keep such antique mirrors at homes in Melbourne.

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