A Free, A Fail, and A Faux, Roadside Mirror Makeover with Aged Rusty Finish and Vintage Look

aged mirror makeover diy
"After"

mirror frame makeover diy
This is how it started, it was on the side of the road, so I grabbed it
 Excuse Ace, he was admiring himself as cats do.


mirror makeover
I decided to paint it dark brown....

mirror makeover
Ewwww,  
It reminded me of Elvis and velvet paintings
so I decided to change it up.

aged mirror frame makeover
I used the jigsaw and cut off random pieces..., 
like they may have been broken off... then randomly sprayed
areas with a rust colored spray paint over the brown finish.

using flour for faux paint finish diy
I used the flour treatment on the frame for a super aged effect.

I sprayed oven cleaner in random areas on the back of the mirror 
to eat away the protective coating and give an aged look to the
mirror as well. 
Then I repainted the frame with layers of color.

diy faux aged mirror
Did you know that it's hard to take a picture of a mirror without yourself in it? 
Well...it is, so ignore the girl in the painted up clothes

faux aged mirror technique
You can't see very well where the mirror is "aged" from the oven cleaner, but it's there!

diy rusted wrought iron finish
Going for the rusted, pitted, wrought iron look,

faux finish aged rust
Using the flour really gives it that realistic aged, look.


diy aged pitted rust look


rust faux finish
I happen to like it now...much more interesting to me.  
What do you think, would you have left it alone?

This one of a kind mirror is sold.
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