Transforming an old window into an antique mirror

I love old windows.  I love to hang them as decor.  I love to find different sizes. I just love how much history they hold.

We have many different old windows, some have been passed down from family members and others I have found at our local antique shop.

Today, I want to tell you about one window in specific.

This beauty.

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When I saw this window, I had to have it. I don’t think I paid more like $15 for it.  When I bought it, I had no idea what I was going to do with it, so it’s been sitting in our basement for a while.  

Sometimes it takes me a lot of time to think of a genius idea.

Friends, NOW is that time.

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We moved our furniture around and switched our sitting room and dining room.  And BAM, a wall opened up and I needed a mirror.  Like ASAP.

But mirrors are expensive.  And usually I can’t find exactly what I’m looking for.  So, why not make my own? After some research and testing, I had a beautiful mirror.  It’s super easy.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Glass (I’m using the window, but you can use any glass you’d like)
Glass cleaner (Windex is great, but feel free to use whatever you’d prefer)
Krylon Looking Glass Spray Paint

ONE

Clean the glass.

It’s important your glass is clean before you use the spray paint.

TWO

Spray paint the glass.

Can it seriously be this easy?  Yes!  One thing you MUST remember, SPRAY PAINT THE BACK SIDE OF THE GLASS.

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If you’re using a picture frame piece of glass it’s not a huge deal.  But, if you’re using a window or door and you’ve established a ‘front’, it’s important that you spray the back side.

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The spray paint can says to use 5 coats of paint.  I would say to use as many as you need so that you can’t see through the glass.  You many need more than one can, depending on how large your glass is.

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For best results, be sure the paint dries before you put on another coat.

That’s it!  I told you it was simple.  Now it’s time to decorate with your new mirror.

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