Okay, so wanna know a secret? I really love old windows. Like. I really really REALLLLLLY love old windows. Okay, so maybe that's not a secret. I love them so much though, that I even blogged about them. You can check out my post on how to decorate with old windows here. I seriously have so many old windows, many of the have come from old houses that Nick has rehabbed. But a few of them come from antique shops. You can usually find them for a fair price. I paid $10 for this one that I'm sharing today. I think that's pretty fair. Don't you?
I get asked about my window mirrors so much! And while the large one in our dining room was hand cut and framed, I do have a few antiqued DIY mirrors that I've made recently.
This is probably the easiest thing you'll ever do. Really.
So now, let me share this easy DIY Antique Old Window Mirror with you.
I've had this "Mirror Spray Paint" sitting in the garage for ages. I bought it to make some mercury glass pumpkins last year but ended up not doing them. (I do that sometimes,and by sometimes, I mean a lot.) So one day last week, I decided I was going to try out this whole old window mirror thing.
I started by laying out some plastic on the garage floor to keep the paint from staining it. Even though it's stained already. *eye roll* the garage is technically "Nick's space" and he's really picky about the way things are in there. So I have to be really careful not to get paint everywhere because I'll be hearing about it for the rest of my life. LITERALLY. But that post is for another time and another place.
I used painters table to keep the paint from going on the frame and made sure I wiped everything clean with my favorite DE-greaser that you can buy here. It literally removes everything and is such a lifesaver for me!
Enough rambling, ya'll came here to see an old window mirror darnit and that's what I'm gunna show you today!
Sometimes, you'll get lucky and find this stuff in stock at a craft store. Other times you have to order online, like I did. You can find it here.
Once I made sure everything was good and dry I started spraying. You'll have to wait at least 3 minutes between each coat, and do a minimum of at least 6-8 coats to get a nice mirror-like effect.
Take note that this won't be an actual mirror, it's more of an aged blurry mirror effect. Which works fine for what I needed it for. Lets just call this "antiqued" because that sounds cooler.
Make sure you let it dry! It will look weird when it's drying, like almost patchy in spots. This is the mirror effect, and it will dry to look like the final product of this mirror. Promise.
This was a really easy peasy nap time project. Aren't those the best?
And I love the final result! I've been wanting to do this for a long time so I'm just super pumped to knock it off the list.
I've shared two DIY's this week and it's only Wednesday, I hope you guys aren't sick of them yet because I have quite a few more coming your way! ;)
What do you guys think of the mirror? I'd love to hear your thoughts! I'm feeling like Iwant to antique all of my old windows now! Feel free to chat with me on Instagram, or Facebook. You can also leave a comment here. I just love hearing from you all! I promise I read every single one!