Antique a Mirror: Make the New Old

Sometimes, as you’ve read here before, the perfect addition to a room is a great mirror. If you have scoured antique and contemporary shops alike and still can’t find one in your budget, try making your own. There are a few different options for creating the perfect antiqued mirror–all for a fraction of the cost than what you’ll find at your local decorating shop.

These tips from show you how to combine smaller mirror tiles to create a large one, as authentic antiques were actually made. From you can buy an antique mirror patina kit that will give you the necessary materials for antiquing your own unique mirror.
Here’s another great example of using re-purposed material to enhance a mirror.

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.