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DIY Window Mirror For Less Than $20

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.
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.
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.
I sprayed one pane at a time using steady, light coats. It took several coats to get the proper look.
In the end it was about 7 coats! It doesn't have a perfect mirror reflection, but I kinda love its aged look.
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/

Ask the creator about this project

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Sep 11, 2014

    How cool!

  • Vicki
    Vicki Smyrna, GA
    on Sep 11, 2014

    cool I wonder if it will work on stainless metal to spray as mirror for outdoor decoration as I do not allow anything glass in my yard because do not want any small pieces of broken glasses with barefoot to walk.

  • Lisa DeLuca
    Lisa DeLuca Brighton, MI
    on Sep 12, 2014

    may have been cheaper to just buy a mirror and glue it to the back. looks nice.

    • Sand
      Sand Canada
      on Sep 12, 2014

      @Shirley Godina I have bought several larger than that at a restore for $10...so yes...you can do it for cheaper. I've done this very thing.

  • Iowas Thunder
    Iowas Thunder Lytton, IA
    on Sep 12, 2014

    I Like It I'm Going To Try this

  • Linda Bartels Pendleton
    Linda Bartels Pendleton Medford, NY
    on Sep 12, 2014

    Lisa, true, but would have ruined all the fun

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