Recently my dad has made some improvements around the house which has left us with a garage filled with used odds and ends waiting to be thrown out. Some of the many things that can be found in our garage are old windows. I’d been thinking about how awesome they were and what I could turn them into.
Then it hit me, I needed a shabby chic window mirror.
Here are some photos that I took along the way.
I started the process by cleaning and repainting the window.
Once the frame was completely dry, in order to make it look shabby chic, I used sand paper to remove some of the paint so that the wood was visible.
Once the entire window was painted and had been sanded, I measured the glass and set out to the local hardware store to get a mirror custom cut to fit into my window and some strong glue.
The next step was to glue the mirror to the glass inside the window.
I used liquid nails since it was one of the only glues I could find that worked well with mirrors. After I put the glue on the glass, I carefully laid the mirror inside the frame.
Once the glue dried, I took a caulk gun and caulked around the edges of the mirror to fill in any cracks. This step is also helpful to prevent anyone cleaning the mirror later from getting cut.
All that was left to do was readjust the cross hares and hang up my new creation!
And there you have it! One fairly easy to make chabby chic mirror. For more information, or if you have any questions about my method, feel free to leave me a comment.