I collect small pictures frames and I really don’t know why. Maybe I figure I will make something with it later on in life or I can use the glass in something else. Well, that day came when I was looking in my frame box for inspiration and I came upon a pretty silver frame. I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it. and it wouldn’t take long for this project.
I wanted the glass to be mirrored, so I got my can of Krylon Looking Glass Mirror-Like spray paint. I’ve only been able to find this at Hobby Lobby and with a 40% off coupon, its a pretty good deal.
All I had to do was take the glass out of the back of the frame and spray paint it. Easy, right? I quickly realized why this frame was in the “Discarded” frame box. You can’t take the glass out of the frame!
For some reason its glued in the frame. So, I had to get painters tape to cover the frame except for the glass. You need to spray on the backside of your glass for this to work.
I gave it a few quick thin coats. Don’t spray on a heavy coat or it will drip. Thin coats dry quickly too.
A frame renewed for holiday decorating. Easy and didn’t take long at all. Even with the extra step of adding tape all around the glass. I can only imagine all kinds of things you could add to a frame with a little mirror effect on the glass.
* * * *