Laci Jane
by Laci Jane
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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)
Laci Jane
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  • Dpbeee2 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.

  • Beda Hobbs Beda Hobbs on Jun 12, 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.

  • Barbara Barbara on Apr 27, 2021

    Can you use any kind of spray paint?

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  • Sarge 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.

  • Jo Wemmer Jo Wemmer on Oct 05, 2020