Rust-Oleum Projects

Framed Mirrors

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    Painted Wicker Heart
  • A white and gold menorah with blue and white candles displayed on a mantel next to a Happy Hanukkah sign.
    Homemade Menorah











Create beautiful framed mirrors for your mantel using ordinary picture frames and Universal Metallic and Mirror Effect Spray Paints.

  1. Remove the back and the glass insert from your picture frame and use painter’s tape to cover any areas you do not wish to paint. Working in a well-ventilated area, shake your can of Rust-Oleum Universal Metallic Spray Paint (we used the colors Titanium Silver and Pure Gold) for 1 minute after the mixing ball begins to rattle. Hold the can 8-12” from the picture frame and spray in a steady, back-and forth motion, slightly overlapping each stroke. Apply a few light coats of spray paint a few minutes apart. To give metal, glass, or wood candlesticks a coordinating metallic finish, repeat the same steps to achieve your desired look.
  2. To create a mirrorlike finish on the glass insert, first clean the glass with glass cleaner or soap and water and let fully dry. Shake your can of Rust-Oleum Mirror Effect Spray Paint vigorously for 1 minute after the mixing ball begins to rattle. Hold the can of Mirror Effect 10-12" from the glass surface and spray in a steady, back-and-forth motion on the opposite side of the glass that will be displayed. For best results, apply very thin coats and allow the paint to dry for 1 minute between coats. To achieve the desired mirror effect, apply up to five thin coats to the glass surface.
  3. Once the spray paint is dry, place the painted glass in the painted picture frame. Arrange framed mirrors and candlesticks to create an elegant mantel display.

TIP: See how Rust-Oleum Mirror Effect Spray Paint also can be used to create a unique mercury glass finish.