Making Antique Looking Mirrors….

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Home Heart Craft did a great tutorial on this…  *cough cough*

Admittedly, I read through it quickly once and then just went at it.  Thankfully this is one of those reeeeeeeally easy projects that isn’t too complicated at all! 😉

 

You only need 4 items.

*Looking Glass Spray Paint – (I got mine at Hobby Lobby… I know it was hard to find there for a while, but if all else fails, look online!)

 

*Water

 

*Vinegar

 

*Glass – I used a picture frame and just took the glass out, did the project, then put it back in the frame.

 

 

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All I did was mix the vinegar and the water in a small spray bottle and spritzed the glass…

 

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As you can see in the top left corner, some of the water pooled up there making some super awesome antiquing action going on. Love when that happens.

Then I sprayed a thin coat of the looking glass paint and continued to alternate those 2 steps.  Sometimes I’d do a few coats of the paint for every spritz of water.

It actually takes quite a few coats of the paint.

 

When you put the glass back in the frame, you will want a darker colored backing behind it as some of that peeps through.

 

 

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I made a couple of the mirrors and put them on my “free shelves” that I built a few months ago.  In addition to all the pictures I put up there, I have a few quotes as well.  I happen to love this one! 🙂

 

 

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And I want to go back THERE sooooo badly!  🙂

Beach anyone??!

 

 

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