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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- framed mirror
- muriatic acid (available at most home improvement stores)
- aerosol paint stripper
- plastic putty knife
- paper towels
- cotton rags
- spray bottle
- 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 cardboard backing from the framed mirror. Carefully slide mirror out of the frame; place it somewhere safe from bumps.
Basic cabinet boxes are built then accented with an exotic hardwood to create high-end looking nightstands.