Monday, October 1, 2012

Aged Effect on Mini Mirror

photo is a bit fuzzy...was trying to avoid the glare from the mirror and flash

Materials Already-On-Hand:
Painters Tape
Black Spray Paint
Off-White Acrylic Paint

Materials Bought:
Mini Mirror  50cents

Lime green was fun in highschool but I've moved on. After google-searching and youtube-watching, I settled on a "I'm-not-sure-what-I'm-doing-but-I-can-paint-over-it-again" approach to "aging" this mirror frame. 

Step 1: Cover mirror with painters tape
Step 2. Spray paint black (base coat) or any other color you want to "show through"

Step 3: After base coat is dry, use a dry paint brush to apply the second color. No need to cover the whole frame. Paint until you are satisfied with the effect. This frame has raised portions so I concentrated the second color of paint on those. 

Step 4: After second color of paint is dry, use sandpaper to remove the amount of paint you'd like to create your "aged" look. Don't forget to "age" the corners and the outer-frame for a more "worn" look.

Finished Product: 


  1. Love your technique on your mirror. It turned out awesome! Thanks for stopping by with your wonderful comment. New Follower.


    1. Hi Jody!
      Glad you liked the idea! Thanks for being my first follower!

  2. Don't you just love finding those great deals? You did a great job, too! It looks awesome. Thank you so much for sharing again this week at A Bouquet of Talent!!