Mar 20, 2012

DIY WATERCOLOR MIRRORS

I love these mirrors! I seriously have made a dozen of them. I just can't stop! The watercolor effect is so pretty and can be as subtle or bold as you would like. Ready to make some? Here we go!
What you'll need:
Glass Stain
Small Mirrors - mine are 2 inch mirrors.
Dropper - mine is from an old bottle of medicine.
Water
Paper Towel  
 Drop a little of the glass stain color combo you choose.
Use the dropper and add a few drops of water. Just enough to make the colors a little runny. You can use the tip of the dropper to swirl the colors around to get the effect you want. I even picked up the mirror and let some of the color drip onto the paper towel to thin it out even more. Once your have the color combo how you like it, let it dry completely and you're done!
Enjoy your pretty new mirrors!

11 comments:

  1. This would be super pretty on larger mirrors too! Thanks for the diy :)

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    1. Thanks! I was actually thinking of doing that soon :)

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  2. this looks so coll i am going to try it,
    i was wondering how one would stick up the little mirrors on a wall, do you have any ideas?
    also, do you have an example of a large mirror?

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    1. For sticking the mirrors on the wall, I would use 3M strips for sure. They are super easy to install, and hold up really well. Just make sure you follow the directions and it will look awesome!

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  3. Ya know....I have a large plate-glass mirror with some scratches and uneven 'silvering' on the back mounted on the wall in my upstairs bathroom. It's ugly, but nobody ever uses that bathroom except occasionally during the holidays so I just can't justify the expense of replacing it. I think I will take it down, lay it on a bunch of newspapers and do a sort of border using this effect. I bet it would bring new life to a huge mirror that would cost a fortune to replace. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Would this hold up in a busy bathroom where people take long hot showers?

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    1. That is an excellent question. I haven't tested my mirrors out in the bathroom with the steam and all, so I can't tell you either way. But my guess would be that they would be fine.

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    2. Thanks Kersey. I am attempting this project today with a set of seven round mirrors (differing sizes) for my bathroom. I hope that they come out as unique and pretty as yours. Thanks for the inspiration, it is rare I directly attempt another person's DIY idea.

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    3. Hi...can u tell us how your mirrors turned out for your bathroom? Thank you !

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  5. What about stencils? Do you think they would work? Like a nice bird shape or hearts.

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  6. Where can we buy these circle mirrors??

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