Create your own antique mirror

Posted: 10th May 2019

Aged and distressed furniture provides an incredibly stylish look, if positioned correctly

However, the genuine article can often be quite costly - that's where Rust-Oleum's tutorial comes in, showing you how to create your very own antique mirror for a fraction of the cost.

Luxurious, ornate and budget friendly, you're only six steps away from your very own upcycled antique mirror.

You will need

A large photo frame
Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch spray paint - Matt Black 400ml
Kitchen roll
Rust-Oleum Mirror Effect spray paint - Silver 150ml
Spray bottle
Vinegar and water solution


1. Remove the glass from the frame and wipe with a dry cloth to get rid of any dust.

2. Mix a solution of one part vinegar to two parts water into a spray bottle. Take the solution and fully spray the glass.

3. Use Rust-Oleum Mirror Effect and evenly spray one coat of paint over the top of the vinegar and water solution.

4. Immediately after the Rust-Oleum Mirror Effect is applied, dab the vinegar and water solution off the glass with kitchen roll. This will also remove a little of the paint from the glass in sections and leave an antique mottled effect.

5. Next, take the backing board of the frame and spray using Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch in matt black. Two to three coats will be sufficient to create what will be the backdrop to the mirror.

6. Once both the glass and backboard are dry, reconstruct the frame. The black backing board will enhance the reflective surface of the glass and you’ll have successfully created your perfectly upcycled antique mirror!

Tutorial courtesy of Rust-Oleum