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DIY Window Mirror For Less Than $20

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I love window mirrors, but I don't love their price. I already had a 6-pane window on hand and knew there had to be a way to make my own.
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I came across this lovely gem! Rust-Oleum Mirror Effect spray paint. It's somewhat pricey at $8.50 for a 6 oz. can, and I needed 2. But that's not bad when you consider the alternative.
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This is the window pane I had lying around. It's oak colored on the other side, which is the side I wanted to be the front. Since you spray the reverse side to create the reflective mirror-like finish, I taped off this dark side.
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I sprayed one pane at a time using steady, light coats. It took several coats to get the proper look.
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  • diy window pane mirror upcycle rustoleum budget, diy, home decor, painting, repurposing upcycling, wall decor, windows
In the end it was about 7 coats! It doesn't have a perfect mirror reflection, but I kinda love its aged look.
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For complete details and how-to be sure to stop by my blog.

To see more: http://thisoldcolonialhome.com/2014/03/18/mirror-mirror-on-the-wall/

Got a question about this project?

  • Wendy Johnson
    Wendy Johnson Niles, MI

    I pinned your project and 4 people pinned it from me! I thought that was quite a compliment to you! So thanks again for sharing!

  • Lisa
    Lisa Wausau, WI

    Creative idea and looks nice! I would suggest hanging it a little lower though so it's not quite so high above the sofa.

  • Shirley Kalinosky
    Shirley Kalinosky Philipsburg, PA

    Love your idea! I love mirrors and plan on having a lot in my new house. We have 6 windows in the LR and where the sofa will be sitting is right in front of two of them with the wall in between. I will be putting a mirror there to reflect all the

  • Hilliriah Jacobs

    I have one sitting in the garage so ive just got an idea and some. mirror and picture frame alternating
    . thank you

  • Helen
    Helen Science Hill, KY

    I pinned this from you a few months ago and it has been the MOST popular pin of mine....kudos to you!

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