Old portrait frame

March 21st, 2009 in member junk     
annebell Suzanne Halverson, contributor
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the after photo.
Before. I dont know why the pic is so fuzzy.
A close up of some imperfect spots. Love them!
the after photo.

the 'after' photo.

Hi. I'm new here, and I love to see what everyone is doing with their junk. What fun!

I had this old portrait frame, the kind with the convex glass, and I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it. I saw this spray paint in the hardware store today, called Krylon Looking Glass, and decided to turn the glass and frame into a mirror. I really like how imperfect it is. To me, it looks like the silvering has tarnished on an old mirror.

I didn't like the gold paint on the frame, so I just painted it. Some day, I might strip it to see what's under all the old paint, but for now, I like it how it is. I'm looking for the right chain to use to hang it on the wall.

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, wood, glass, frame, cream, mirror

Comments (8)

CottageElements writes: This is so cool! Never heard of the product before, but I think I need to go get me some. Great job!

Lani Posted: 11:49 pm on March 24th
junkermidge writes: Great project! I've never heard of this product, either. That is definitely useful information. Thanks for sharing.
Midge Posted: 8:12 pm on March 22nd
suewhitney writes: Welcome Annebell!

This is sooooo cool! I've never seen this product before...I'll have to give it a try! Great project, thanks much for sharing. Keep up the good work!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 12:26 pm on March 22nd
fellowjunker writes: This turned out beautifully....I'll be on my way to the hardware store tomorrow to pick up some of that spray!!!
xojanis Posted: 2:00 am on March 22nd
georgiamoon writes: I have never heard of this but I am gonna get some. Welcome to the site. With info like that you'll be a big hit here! And what a great idea, I have never seen anything like this before and we LOVE new ideas around here. I have one of these frames with the glass. Hmmm what to do? Thanks for the inspiration, Georgia Posted: 6:06 pm on March 21st
shabbychick writes: annebell - Welcome to JunkMarketStyle!! So glad you've shared a project with us. I love your newly mirrored frame! What a great look. I've been wanting to buy some of that paint...so need to put it back on my shopping list!

Again, welcome!


Posted: 11:24 am on March 21st
MimiToria writes: I've not heard of this paint/mirror product so am glad to have you post this project and educate me on this.
You've got a great mirror now, but it is difficult to find these types of frames with glass in them, so you're fortunate to have your concaved glass w/oval frame to work with.
Great project. Reminds me of the look I like from Texas women like Carol Boltons' decorating style.
Thanks for sharing.

Posted: 10:12 am on March 21st
alicemom writes: Welcome Annebell,
I am so pleased to see how it turned out. I just bought the same paint. Trying to decide what to use it on. I have the glass but not the frame. It's just been waiting for me to use it!Thanks
Alice Posted: 9:46 am on March 21st
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