Vintage Window Mirrors-DIY
I just love the idea of repurposing and reusing vintage items, turning them into something else that is now usable again. This project was done a couple of years back and I am still using them both today. I have one in my kitchen and a solid glass one in my hallway.
This is how I created them......
A friend found these on the roadside and called me to see if I wanted them.... well of course I said YES. I had no idea at the time what I was going to do with them.
I had them sitting around my house for a bit was really concerned with having them and having kids around that could break them, worried about them hurting themselves so I had to come up with another idea.
I read about a spray paint that made a mirror finish when used on glass. It is called Krylon Looking Glass Paint.
You can get it from any hardware store but sometimes it can be cheaper online, I would do a search to find the best price. It can be costly for a little 6 oz can but worth it if you wanted to make your old window into a mirror. I love that the finish of the mirror appears to be older as well.
Really all you have to do is follow the can instructions, apply in light coats and when you have the look you want you are done. So easy to do but the spraying takes a bit of practice, since you want to do it with multiple light coats to get that even smooth look.
That was the solid one, at this time it is hanging in my hallway......
|Sorry for the grainy picture, hard to get a good picture|
because of the lighting in the hallway.
The 2nd one is in my kitchen now..........
As you can see with this one I added a chain so I could hang it, the one in my hallway was hung with heavy duty loop rings and attached to the wall with screws and mollies. Just wanted them to be different and I really like the look of the chain but that is up to what you like.
Well that is really it, I love how they came out and they are still doing great as you can see.
Thanks for stopping in today......
Let me know if you have used this product for a project as well?
Have a great day.......