Darling DIY: Easy Aged Mirrors

How much do we love projects you can reuse after your wedding? A whole lot! This quick and easy little project not only utilizes skills and materials from another one of my favorite projects, but once you're finished using it at your wedding, hang it up in your home for a chic alternative to a dry erase board!

To get started, grab a pane of glass or a picture frame that has a glass panel, that oh-so-handy Krylon Looking Glass spray paint, a spray bottle filled with water and a paper towel, throw down a protective sheet, newspaper or piece of cardboard and you're ready to go!

Place your glass on your work surface and spritz around the edges with the spray bottle. You want little drops of water, so if anything looks too big, just dab it off with your paper towel.

Spray the entire piece of glass with a thin coat of the spray paint. It will dry almost immediately and still be translucent. Gently dab the water droplets and repeat until the silver is opaque - generally four or five coats, then let the last coat dry for about five minutes.

Once the paint is fully dry, give it one last spritz around the edges with water and let it sit for about 30 seconds. This just wears into the paint and gives it a few more dark spots to achieve the look of a genuinely old mirror.

Now the mirror part is done! Flip it over and decide how you want to display it. You can leave the glass as-is or replace it in a picture frame. Using a dry-erase or bistro marker set will allow you to wipe the mirror clean and use it again for anything you want! 

Whether you just want a simple way to welcome guests, a snazzy display for drink options or a gorgeous introduction to your wedding party without programs that get thrown away, this simple project looks beautiful with almost any style decor. Need help tying it all together? Send us some information about your wedding and we'll get back with you ASAP!