DIY Faux Antique Glass Mirror


I had this empty wall in my living room that needed something large to fill the space. The only thing I had was a mirror - but I didn't want a mirror on this wall.
Instead, I used a technique for creating mercury glass on the mirror to give it an antiqued look.
The supply list and further details are on my blog.
The Final Product
The Final Product
I took the mirror out of the frame.
I took the mirror out of the frame.
I first sprayed the mirror with a 50/50 mixture of vinegar and water. Then I sprayed Krylon Looking Glass paint over that and blotted.
I first sprayed the mirror with a 50/50 mixture of vinegar and water. Then I sprayed Krylon Looking Glass paint over that and blotted.
I continued the process until I got the desired look. Then I sprayed over it with a water-based poly.
I continued the process until I got the desired look. Then I sprayed over it with a water-based poly.
I returned the mirror to the frame. It's really that easy.
I returned the mirror to the frame. It's really that easy.

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  • Susan Rasmussen
    on Jan 1, 2015

    I wonder if you can get the irredecent colors using that looking glass spray? has anyone tried using dye or ink in the vinegar mixture...just curious. (you know that faint color like when oil floats on water)

  • The Seasoned Homemaker
    on Jan 1, 2015

    The front. Then I sealed it with spray poly.

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