Daniel Kucan shows you how to make one.
- Rubber gloves (for safety)
- Paint remover
- Paint scraper/putty knife
- Paint brush
- Muriatic acid
- Take the mirror out
of the frame and, after putting on gloves and laying down paper, we are going
to put a little paint stripper on the back. NOT A LOT!
- We are just going to
strip a small section, maybe 3 x 3" (once the stripper is applied, it
takes about 20 minutes to work.
- Scrape off the
stripper with a putty knife.
- Wash the whole thing
with a wet rag.
- Now that you have a
mirror with a little of the paint on the back stripped off, we are going to
spray a tiny bit of muriatic acid onto the exposed silver on the mirror.
- Wait 30 seconds for
the acid to take affect.
- Take an old
photograph like the ones I have here (a map, a sheet of music, etc.) and put
them where the stripped silver/paint is.
the whole thing over and KABOOM look how awesome! What you end up with is a
ghostly image within the mirror itself.
a wonderful way to remember someone, or evoke a little character into your
- Re-assemble the mirror and you have now customized your own DIY Antique Mirror.
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