I was out the other week driving down the little main street in town when I saw them, a set of windows/doors. Oh, I turned around and bought them. I wished they were from the side of the road but I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled. I got the windows/doors a good price and I just knew I could do something with them. I do like windows and I use them a lot like Here and Here.
After I got them home I set them aside thinking about what to do with. They could be doors for a cabinet, a frame for a collage of pictures or maybe a mirror. Well, I went with the window turned mirror idea . I do love mirrors I even have a board for them on Pinterest. Here’s what I started with, a newer set of glass panel doors. These are a bit over 4ft. high. I was going to use the bare wood side but, after I got started I decided to go with the white. And of course I got ahead of myself and this picture was taken after I started. Anyway, I just sanded with a palm sander to give the white somewhat of an aged look. Then I found some items from around the house to “age” the windows. Things like a screwdriver, hammer and a round metal file, then went to town (carefully, as I did not want to break any of the glass for my mirror). After that I used Annie Sloan’s dark wax and some clear wax to finish it off. My one daughter said “is it done, it doesn’t look anything like a mirror to me”. “It will” I said “once I’m finished, give my some time”.
After about an hour spent cleaning sticky stuff off the glass (every panel of glass was covered in painter’s tape then I bought it and then wax from me) I was ready for the Looking Glass spray paint by Krylon. I was very excited to use it again and really get the results that I wanted. So, I sprayed a little water on each panel of glass and then sprayed away with the Looking Glass spray paint and this is how it turned out. I really love how the water then spray paint gave the glass an old appearance to the glass. My husband added some brackets on the back and hung it for me. We were out looking of some old hardware to add but came up empty. The search continues. The window brings in more light into the front entry of the house which only gets afternoon sun.
I like the change. We have always had prints over the table so these windows turned mirrors are a nice addition.