DIY Vintage-Inspired Gold Mirror

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DIY in a Day brings you step-by-step instructions for easy projects that will spruce up your space — within 24 hours (or less!).

In this DIY, we're showing you how to create a vintage-inspired gold mirror that features beautiful detailing. You can find decorative wood appliqués at craft stores and even Amazon. Add gold spray paint and Rub 'n Buff in antique gold. The Rub 'n Buff gives a gorgeous finish to the decals.

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Using an arch mirror provides a vintage vibe, however any shape will work. Our step-by-step tutorial will get you started!

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Step 1

To prep the mirror, place blue tape around the edges of the frame and mirror. Instead of taping down paper to cover the mirror, just tape over the entire mirror to protect it from spray paint.

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Step 2

In a well-ventilated area, spray the frame over a drop cloth. Allow to dry.

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Step 3

Cover the decorative wood appliqués with the gold spray paint. Allow to dry. One coat should be good, as long as they are completely covered in paint.

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Step 4

Now it is time for finger painting! Add the Rub 'n Buff antique gold finish to the mirror frame and the wood decals. Simply use your fingers to rub in the finish.

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Step 5

Using the E6000, glue the wood decals to the mirror following the pattern we've used in this tutorial. Allow to dry overnight.

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Your mirror is now ready to be put on display.

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