Want to see something different in the mirror? Check out this project.
Materials and Tools:
old window frame (with or without glass)
mirror pieces cut to the size of the windowpanes
new glazing points*
*small metal pieces that hold the glass in place while the glazing sets, available in most hardware stores
- Hold a heat gun close to a section of glazing for about 30 seconds to soften it, and then move to the next section. Remove the softened glazing with a putty knife.
- When the glazing has been removed, use a screwdriver to carefully pry out the glazing points.
- Remove the glass from the window frame.
- Trace each mirror pane on cardboard, and cut around the outline with a razor knife.
- Fit each mirror pane into place, and back it with its corresponding piece of cardboard. Secure each mirror by pressing glazing points into place about 6 to 8 inches apart.
- Attach swivel hangers about one-half to two-thirds of the way up the back of the mirror.
- To give the old wood a new luster, apply beeswax with a brush and buff it with a cloth.
Tip: Old window frames may also be used as picture frames, pot racks or works of art hung over a shelf and decorated with a grapevine wreath.