DIY Turn Glass Into Mirror

Imagine if you could turn plain glass into a shiny mirror finish? Well you can, and it’s so easy. In literally minutes I transformed an old glass bowl into a pretty mirror bowl. Let me show you how.

I started with a plain glass bowl that somebody left at my house two years ago.  Sorry – if you haven’t asked for it back, it’s mine now.

You can use any glass object.

I taped the outside of the bowl, so the spray paint was only on the inside.

I bought Rust-oleum Mirror Effect spray from the hardware store.  I laid a drop cloth outside, made sure I gave the can a good shake and then sprayed the inside of the glass bowl.  Here’s a quick video

Tips – I gave the bowl 3-4 coats of spray paint.  After the first coat I wore disposable gloves to stop the spray getting all over my hands.  You need to spray the reverse side of the glass – the inside of the bowl has a duller finish to the outside of the bowl.  I also gave the inside of the bowl a coat of clear spray just to protect the surface from scratches.

Here's the finished bowl. To see more of this project, please visit the DIY Decorator blog.

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  • Irene Irene on Apr 03, 2017
    Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing. I absolutely love the stag wreath. Would you tell me where you bought it? I would appreciate it. Thanks!

  • Irene Irene on Apr 03, 2017
    Can you do this to something other than glass (i.e., a ceramic rabbit, etc.)? Will it look mirrored?

  • Sarita Lad Sarita Lad on Apr 12, 2018

    Is it available in india and what is perfect square foot price


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