Fast Fix: Bedrooms

How to Antique a Mirror

Add vintage appeal to a modern mirror by distressing it with products found at the home improvement store.

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Materials Needed:

  • framed mirror
  • muriatic acid (available at most home improvement stores)
  • aerosol paint stripper
  • plastic putty knife
  • paper towels
  • cotton rags
  • spray bottle
  • funnel
  • ventilation mask
  • chemical-resistant gloves
  • protective eyewear
  • antique gold spray paint

Don Safety Gear

Safety first! Put on protective eye wear, a ventilation mask and chemical-resistant gloves; keeping them on for the duration of this project. Also, it's also a good idea to work on this project outdoors, or in an extremely well-ventilated area.

Protect Work Surface

Cover work surface in thick plastic or a thick layer of newspaper to protect it from spillage.

Remove Mirror

Remove cardboard backing from the framed mirror. Carefully slide mirror out of the frame; place it somewhere safe from bumps.

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