Diamond Encrusted Mirror Update

4 Materials
3 Hours

This is a simple update that I did to an old mirror that I had. This mirror is 24x36 and was very plain but now looks amazing!
Starting off with my plain old mirror. I took it outside to give it a cleaning and to spray paint it.
Next I was able to slide some newspaper inserts under the frame and taped it down to protect the mirror from the paint.
I then used some mineral spirits to clean off the frame and remove any varnish and allow the spray paint to adhere.
I used the Rustoleum 2x Silver Finish painter and primer in one spray paint to cover the frame.
I used this 1lb tub of Acrylic Jewels from Wal-Mart to create the look.
And this Clear Gel Tacky Glue to adhere the gems to the frame.
Working in small sections I added some glue to the frame.
Then spread it out in a thin layer with a Popsicle stick.
And finally added the gems ONE BY ONE in a random arrangement alternating the different sizes all over the mirror.
And Here is the Final Look!!!

Suggested materials:

  • Rustoleum Spray Paint  (Wal-Mart)
  • Acrylic Jewels  (Wal-Mart)
  • Tacky Glue  (Wal-Mart)
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2 questions
  • Jeannie Carle
    on Jul 30, 2017

    This is just gorgeous! I would like these to be magenta or burgundy - will they reflect that color from the walls or should I try to find some that color? Suuuure hoping they will reflect!
    • Jeannie Carle
      on Jul 31, 2017

      All good ideas :-) I meant would the gems reflect the color from the walls as obviously the mirror would LOL - I think I will try to find burgundy gems as well as clear or silver. I have just the room for this and it's gorgeous.
  • Alice wood
    on Aug 2, 2017

    How many tubs of jewels did it take foe this size mirror?

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  • Carol Cole
    on Nov 11, 2018

    That turned out beautiful. Job well done.

  • Terre Tulsiak
    on Aug 3, 2019

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