I had been meaning to refinish this simple metal and glass side table. I love that antique mirror look so I researched how to do it yourself. I found this spray paint by Krylon called Looking Glass. It's awesome, and the whole process is so easy and quick! The final product turned out beautifully. So I want to share with you how to make your own antique mirror out of glass.
This is what you will need.
- Krylon Looking Glass Spray
- A spray bottle
- White vinegar
- Paper towels
*2 quick notes before starting:
1. The side you spray is going to end up being the back of the mirror. When it is dry and you turn it around, that will be the reflective side. 2. shake shake shake that spray paint before using. And shake in between coats.
Be sure the glass is very clean before spraying it with anything. Fill a spray bottle with equal parts vinegar and water. This will be used for antiquing the mirror finish, the paint doesn't stick to the spots that have been misted with the vinegar.
Mist the glass with the vinegar, then spray with paint. Spray with even slightly overlapping lines. wait one minute, then dab the misted spots with a damp paper towel. Repeat the process, misting it with vinegar as you like. I misted mine before the first two coats, then finished the last three coats without the vinegar. I ended up doing 5 coats. It dries super fast.