I told you I'd be back with more spray paint on glass! Woohoo! I'm following through!
I saw the idea for this project somewhere, but it's not on my Pinterest boards so I'm afraid I don't remember whose idea this project spawned from. Basically, the idea was to take an old clock (found this one at BRING; it wasn't repairable by me for use as a clock). . .
Remove the backing and clockwork. Turn the glass face down on some cardboard . . .
Spray the backside of the glass lightly with water . . .
Spray over the water with a light layer of the looking glass paint . . .
Wait for it to dry. Spray over the surface again with water and another light layer of the looking glass paint (it doesn't need to be solid). When dry, flip over and check your work . . .
Replace backing and hang!
I pulled some pretty cool brass gears and other worky-bits out of the back, too, for use in a future project . . . stay tuned.
Once I had the mirror up and had hung some other things around it, I realized the cord from my 5-cent pendant shade looked pretty crappy in photos.
See? Totally crappy. Dangerous, too. So I took some cord clips and a little light weight hammer . . .
And I fastened the cord to the ceiling and wall along the trim.
Much better. A little paint will help, too, eventually, and spacing things more carefully.
But those are just asides that will make the mirror wall look better. People who've been in our house are also getting a nice peek here at the new room color. More on that soon!
So, have you been spray painting any glass lately? Making any mirrors? Making ridiculously simple fixes like attaching cords to your walls so your house doesn't look like the underside of a computer desk? Link it up in the comments. I promise I'll come visit!
p.s. You can make these photos larger just by clicking on them, but you probably already knew that.
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