Sue@CountryDesignHome
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Through the Looking Glass DIY Mirror!


If you are looking to create a mirror wall for your room, look no further than Krylon Looking Glass Paint! You take any clear glass object and spray paint the reverse side, resulting in a beautiful mirror for your space!
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This is the paint I used. Krylon Looking Glass Mirror Paint. I had used it before on a glass candy dish and it worked great! (Well, until I left the candy dish out in the rain : (
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This is my inspiration wall. This creator hung different types of old windows, framed by some shabby shutters to create a focal point wall that reflects the candlelight. I wanted to do the same thing in my dining room, but wanted to add a mirror with the window pane effect.
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I took an old six-paned window and cleaned it (but not quite enough). Make sure your windows are sparkling clean before you spray, otherwise you will end up with streaky mirrors!
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I started spraying the paint in layers, per the instructions. One layer at a time, then watching the vapors evaporate before adding another layer of paint. 5 coats in total.
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Once the layers of paint were on, you can see that the finished product is dark and opaque- like the reverse side of a mirror!
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This is my completed mirror. A bit "dusty" looking because I didn't clean my glass properly before I started! But that's OK, because I am creating a vintage-look wall anyway and it still reflects the light. More to come as I finish the entire installation! For the complete DIY instructions, click the blog link here:

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  • Starr Durrant
    on Feb 26, 2015

    What a great idea - thanks for sharing!

  • Gina
    on Jun 15, 2019

    I have a lovely old window and was just loo,I g for something to make it mirrored. Will this last outside as I want to

    put it on my patio

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