antiquing mirror

jayhawkerMay 27, 2009

Does anyone know how to make a new mirror look old? I would like to accomplish this myself and save some money, however, if it is best left to a professional I am willing to turn the project over. I have an old warehouse window and would like to replace the panes of glass with an antiqued mirror. Thanks

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

If I were trying this, I'd call my local glass company that sells mirrors, and ask what solution w/take off the silver on the back, then I'd probably sand it a bit, and sorta dry brush/wipe it on lightly. I'd probably use a little piece of scrap mirror for a test piece. I use lots of mirror in my mosaics, and usually get freebie scraps from my glass company.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2009 at 7:50AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Read down on this page, gives alot of info on this.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2009 at 2:05PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I tried this by sanding off the coating and spray painting the back black. The main problem I had was that even tho I thought I sanded enough I didnt and some scratchy areas showed. Buy an old mirror at a yard sale or something and fool with it...see if you can come up with something you like.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2009 at 7:08PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
"Footprints in the Sand" Mosaic
Artwork of footprints in sand usually accompanies the...
Hi, I have been looking at this forum for a while now...
Bonding mosaic tile to metal
Hoping for some advice here--planning a mosaic sign...
Dog portrait
this is a commission, I opted to complete the background...
Gold Kinky Boots
Now I'm blinging out the master bath. My poor hubby...
Sponsored Products
Afina Metro Surface Mount Medicine Cabinet - 20W x 28H in. - AFC158
$802.20 | Hayneedle
Glove Leather Lounge Chair and Ottoman in Brown
$1,359.00 | LexMod
Porcelain Bathroom Sink
MR Direct Sinks and Faucets
Lucky Lucille Side Table
$149.99 | Dot & Bo
Blu Dot | Hang 1 Swoval Mirror
kokols Tempered Glass Top 30-inch Single Sink Bathroom Vanity with Mirror and Fa
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™