I'm going to show you guys how to turn real glass into a MIRROR.
You are going to need real glass. It can be from a window, coffee table, whatever. Just make sure it's real glass. This will not work on acrylic glass (sorry, I tried it so you don't have to)

I used two glass pieces from a coffee table. You can find my full tutorial on the coffee table makeover on my YouTube channel .
Apply the spray paint generously. I don't follow the rules with regular spray paint. I applied it thick and I didn't move onto the next section until I could start to see my reflection.
OMG! I can see myself!
The side that you spray paint will look a bit foggy, but still reflective.
Pick up your mirror and look at the reverse side You have a perfectly clear mirror.
Watch my YouTube video to see the whole video in action! And make sure to subscribe to me on YouTube for Free DIY Videos!

Suggested materials:

  • Mirror Effect Spray Paint  (http://amzn.to/1INyBEd)
  • Glass  (Anywhere)

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Have a question about this project?

3 of 7 questions
  • Cynthia Cullen
    on Jun 10, 2017

    Do you know if this product will work on an existing mirror that has lost the silvering from it's edges?
  • Dpbeee2
    on Jun 10, 2017

    Will this mirror spray paint work on wood, or does it have to be a transparent substance? Great results by the way. Thank you.
    • Dpbeee2
      on Jun 14, 2017

      Thank you for taking the time to reply. Great idea that Im going to try on an old window I have. You inspired!
  • Beda Hobbs
    on Jun 13, 2017

    I wonder if I can fix a vintage mirror with this? My mother had a dresser mirror from about 1926 that I now have after her passing. The body had been brush painted with a vanilla ice cream color. I had it sand blasted and spray painted a bronze color. The mirror isn't broken but in bad shape. I tried to have it replaced, it's approximately 6 x 9 inch oval. I was told they couldn't bevel a new mirror because it was too thin. I've left it on my dresser without a mirror looking for an answer. Maybe this is it. It would mean so much so use the same mirror.

    • Danielle Whatsittoyou
      on Jul 6, 2017

      I would be very careful, if the original mirror was from 1926, it would be a lead mirror. Trying to put this on it may ruin your mom's mirror. Maybe someone that does antique restoration might be able to tell you for sure.

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  • Debbie Brenner-Deline
    on Jun 28, 2017

    cool idea, thanks!
  • Sarge
    on Jul 24, 2017

    I have a (spare) coffee table top that i've been holding hostage in my basement trying to figure out what to use it for! This would work well for my spare bedroom!! Thanks for the idea.
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