I was recently given the opportunity to try Krylon Looking Glass Mirror-Like spray paint and today I'm sharing my project. I've been wanting to try it for a while, so I was super excited to see the result!
Inspired by Pottery Barn's Eagan multi-panel mirror, we created our own, simplified version. Instead of inserting individual mirrored panels we used the existing mullions on the window and the Looking Glass spray paint for a mirrored effect.
Here's how we did it!
First, we carefully removed the exterior frame. Since our window was double paned, we also removed one of the panes. This would eliminate weird reflections from the side and make it look like a real mirror.
Once the exterior frame was removed, we sanded the inner frame.
Then, we worked on the new exterior frame. Since the frame was uneven on the edge, we added a 1" x 1/4" poplar strip - mitered at the corner. We used screws and then wood filler to even out the imperfections. Once dry, we sanded.
Next, we added a 1 - 1/4" piece of poplar trim to the front to give it a more finished look. I love how it seamlessly blends into the frame!
We used wood glue and clamped it around the outside of the frame. A scrap piece of plastic (or cardboard, etc.) in between the trim and clamp helps prevent the wood from denting.
After the frame was done, we were ready to paint!
Following the instructions, the Looking Glass spray paint is applied to the back side of the glass, so we flipped the window over and gave it a good scrub. We finished with a paper towel and window cleaner to make sure it was dirt and oil free.
We sprayed 4 light coats (1 can), allowing it to dry a few minutes in between. When wet, it looks a little uneven, once it evens out, it's dry and ready for another coat.
Then we painted the frame. We applied painter's tape to the edge and tapped sheets of paper together and slide underneath the mullions.
We finished it off with a glossy black, and that was it!
I'm crazy about the finished result!
Love how the frame seamlessly blends into the existing window.
The Looking Glass spray paint has a beautiful reflective quality - it's hard to believe that it came out of a spray can.
I LOVE the new addition to my office!! Can't wait to finish up the rest of my space!
p.s. since this is one of the first looks of my office, it's a "4 seasons" sunroom, so there is an exterior sliding door between this room and the rest of the house (just in case you were confused about the reflection :)
Make sure to stop by Desiree's - The 36th Avenue to see her awesome project using Krylon Looking Glass spray paint - you won't want to miss it!!
** I was provided Krylon Looking Glass spray paint, as always, all opinions are completely my own :)