Refurbished Window Mirror

2.0 Hours
Update 80's forest green into a beautiful creamy antiqued mirror.
I bought this at a yard sale for $10 and hated the color but knew I could make if gorg!
I secured newspaper with some scotch tape over the mirrored part to protect it.
After a few coats of chalk paint. I noticed some nail holes so I patched those up and painted over them.
I then brushed on one coat of clear wax and then distressed with dark wax.
After the wax was buffed, I took the newspaper off and then used a razor blade to cut and remove the leftover newspaper stuck under the frame.
And there you have it!
Beautiful distressed mirror.
Here is my full post on this tutorial-

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1 question
  • 1268409614
    on Sep 15, 2016

    Did you spray the glass with something to get the mirror. Please answer. I'm trying to salvage my grandmothers mirror & answering this would help. Thank you

    • Denise Jacques Pomerleau
      Denise Jacques Pomerleau
      on Mar 6, 2018

      The mirror's coating that makes it a mirror can scratch. Go to your local stained glass store or craft store. There is a product that you spray on the back of the mirror's coating that makes it more durable.

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  • Denise Jacques Pomerleau
    Denise Jacques Pomerleau
    on Mar 6, 2018

    I found an old window @ a barn sale for $5. Turned it into my favorite stained glass project so far!

    , Stained glass window
  • Joanie
    on Apr 18, 2018

    Sharp!! This would LOOK so great at the top of my stair case. Lovely idea!!

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