Thursday, 8 March 2012




I have had one of those hang around mornings waiting for a building inspection all to do with our extension couldn't stray far from the bunnies were put on hold and all my chores were done..What to do I was asking myself..

Now last year I saw a tutorial on a blog whilst hopping about and thought then I must try that..well living in the U.K sometimes has it draw backs like NOT being able to get the supplies needed for a project you are desperate to try LOL..I searched and searched for the Krylon mirror paint needed and drew a blank each time..every now and then I would undertake another search until finally a scored big time and found the much needed mirror paint..YIPPEE I was thrilled..

To create an antique effect mirror all you need is: KRYLON MIRROR PAINT..WATER IN A SPRITZER AND OF COURSE A FRAME WITH GLASS..

I bought this great door style frame in the summer but just never wanted to put pics into it..this was perfect..
Remove the glass and clean it to remove any grease residue..
Next spritz the glass with water and spray a fine layer with your krylon mirror paint..I did 2 fine coats..leave to dry about an hour..
Replace glass into frame..the back of my frames were black which was perfect as this showed through the paint giving it a real antique look..On the tutorial I saw they used patterned fabric which gave a very different vintage look..nice though..
Lastly I found a little old key to push in the faux lock and a little wax scented heart..
My new makeover antique mirror was done and is now hanging in our shower/wetroom..and I love it..I am now on the lookout for a very large picture frame or an old window so I can create something similar for our family bathroom which is getting a makeover along with the extension..
Well after that the buildings man still hadn't shown up so on the laptop I went and made a new banner for my blog following Brenda's instructions..I just wanted something simple for the Easter season with a well wish for you all..I hope you have enjoyed the tutorial..*Blessings to you all*



Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Awesome tutorial ~ I really like this idea!
Love the new header!!!
Prim Blessings

Christine said...

Yeayyy! I love it Angi! It was just the right frame too!
Hope the building work is going smoothly!

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Really love how that turned out! Love that mysterious vintage look ~*~Lisa

The Cloth Shed said...

So many possibilities with that paint...I like the idea of a large frame, that would be so dramatic.
Hope you building inspector finally showed up...
Julie x
Love your new header.

Angie Berry said...

Angi, I absolutely LOVE that!! After working at Hobby Lobby for many years that sold that paint, I can't believe I have never seen anything made with it or even tried it out for myself. That is really cool! I love old mirrors, they are so neat. The old key and little wax heart are the perfect detailed finish for this piece. Looks awesome girl~

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

I bought this mirror paint, but I haven't had the chance to use it yet! I can't wait to now, after seeing your tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

Carmen and the Primcats said...


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Crow's Creek Primitives , Vintage Burlap Lace and Lavender , The Crafter's Nestled Nook said...

How do you keep it from running ? I have to make it look old as mine tends to run and I do short spays . Love how yours turned out . (-:

Joy/The Olde Farmhouse said...

Angi: Just found you. What a great tutorial; can't wait to find the paint and perfect frame...Goodwill, here I come! Good job and cute blog...I will return!

Prims By The Water said...

Love your mirror tutorial. Just became a follower. Take care, janice