When I realized how much it would be to buy a mirror big enough for our mantel (around $100!) the multi-paned mirror we had stored in a shed started to look better and better! It's a fairly large window and had come from a building recycling business in our area called BRING and had cost $20 – much easier to swallow, huh? It had peeling paint and crumbling glazing around the panes, but since I wanted to use it inside these were easily fixed.
It was an easy transformation, really - here's a run-down of the steps (and you can always see more info on the blog!):
1. Sand frame and fix any glazing that needs it.
2. Paint wood frame.
3. On back of window, in one pane at a time, spray some water in corners where antiquing would occur.
4. Spray area with Krylon Mirror spray paint.
5. Blot water droplets with a rag or paper towel.