How to Create Antique Mirrors – Easy Tutorial with Step by Step Instructions

  1. Joyce Hawkins says:

    Been wanting to try this technique!! Just got my really cool barn track from amazon that will be used on my new/old bathroom door. Can’t wait to get the door and track up and gain that extra space in my bathroom. Now for the perfect door!!! Thanks for the tips!!

  2. Crystal says:

    I’ve done this technique a zillion million million times, uh, translated from kindergarten speak to adult speak…..a lot. And no two ever turn out the same way! I use vinegar for the dabbing part and it also works well, but next up I’ll try windex! So thanks for that tip. Love that door and the privacy/vintage mirror combo. You rocked it!

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      Ha…. thanks so much. Let me know which one works better. The glass cleaner has been consistent every time I’ve done it.

  3. I’ve used the looking glass paint before….love it. Will definitely try the windex next time! I’ve never done the black on the back though! But then again I’ve never needed any of them for privacy. Great tutorial!!

  4. Sheila says:

    Danelle, if I’m ever in any kind of mood but happy I click on your IG and I’m instantly happy. I love listening and watching you & Deb. You guys shoyld have a tv show. A reality/design inspiration show. You two are a hoot and I love how Deb is always grumpy. I love her. Anyways, I love your style and I wanted your opinion on a mirror that I have can I send you a picture I want to know what you would do to it. like I said I love everything you do. Thank you!

  5. katmatsui says:

    OMG! This is exactly the way I do it. I’ve done windows and glass vases I get at the Dollar store. With the vases, I put a smaller vase inside to hold the flowers and water if I’m using fresh flowers….(dont want to poison the pretty Peonies-my fav flower-)
    Tried to add some pics of my handiwork, but didn’t know how????

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      Yes…. I’ve seen that done but have never tried it. Maybe that can be a future project! ????

  6. Rebecca says:

    I’ve been reading your blog for over two hours now. I need to go to bed. Could be the tiredness, but what would happen if you painted silver instead of black? Would it still give privacy?

  7. Sharon Gilbride says:

    I love the bathroom. We are rebuilding our house it was a 160 years old and sadly burned down. I am getting some new interesting ideas.
    Thank you,

  8. […] you have absolutely no clue what I am talking about, I shared my own step-by-step instructions on how I create DIY “antique mirrors.”  We bought this beauty to replace the original […]

  9. Allyson Leedy says:

    Do you think this antique mirroring would work on a door that has a faux glass insert. Plastic instead of glass??

  10. Candy C says:

    Just found your blog and absolutely love it, getting nothing done for reading reading reading. Thanks for all of the inspiration. BTW have been wanting to do this mirror paint on a door, if I dont put the black paint on the backside will you be able to see through the glass and is it mirrored on both sides?
    Thanks and have a wonderful day!

  11. Michelle says:

    That is so cool. Looks fairly easy too. Thank you for sharing!!

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