Rust-Oleum Project

Create Your Ideal Image

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    Classical Crafted Frame
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    Cube Shelves
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  • Estimated Project Time:

    1 Hour

  • Challenge Level:

    Easy

  • Tools & Supplies:

create your ideal image After
  1. If the weather agrees, set up your workspace outside. If not, very carefully prepare your indoor workspace by opening a window and turning on a fan to increase ventilation. Cover nearby objects with drop cloths to protect them from spray mist. (Remember t
  2. Remove glass from the old frame. Bring glass to your local home center and have them cut a piece of mirror the same size as the glass. You may want to bring the frame along in case you’ll need different back fasteners for the new mirror (widths could vary
  3. Lightly sand wood frame. This will help the paint adhere better. Remove residue dust with a damp paper towel.
  4. Apply the Rust-Oleum® Specialty Metallic Spray in gold to frame while following application tips and drying times on can.
  5. Clean mirror with glass cleaner and paper towels to remove any debris.
  6. You may find a stencil you like at your local craft store, or if you’re feeling extra ambitious, purchase some thick Bristol board to create your own pattern. Draw a pattern on the Bristol board and cut out with an exacto knife.
  7. Be creative with your stencil placement! Hold stencil in place on mirror with spray on adhesive and cover remainder of exposed mirror surface with plastic wrap.
  8. Apply the Rust-Oleum® Specialty Frosted Glass Spray paint over stencil pattern. Follow application tips and drying times on can. Repeat in all areas you wish the stencil to appear, each time surrounding stencil with clean plastic wrap (neatness counts!).
  9. Dip cotton swab in lacquer thinner or acetone to remove excess frosted finish from mirror.
  10. Place mirror in frame and hang it your foyer or living room for all to admire your handiwork.