Old windows have made a real come back, only not on your house, but in it. People are picking these things up like the latest diet craze. Lucky lucky me I have an aunt who generously gave me a few while remodeling a house. Here is what I did.
Looking Glass Painting.
These windows had a mossy like film over the glass that really made it looked age to I cleaned only the backside of the glass.
Using looking Glass paint, paint the BACK of the window. This type of paint looks dull from the side you paint but shiny and reflective on the opposite side.
This is the back side of the window where the paint was applied
Because I kept the front side of my window filmy it doesn’t look AS mirror like but instead a little more aged. If you are using a regular or clean window they will appear more mirrored.
To get the image, allow paint to dry on back. Simply use acrylic paints to paint design on the front. If you are not confident in free hand you can use a dry erase marker to get it right or place a picture behind the glass BEFORE you use the Looking Glass spray paint and trace onto the front.
Make husband hang it. DONE! Total cost: $12.00 (Looking Glass Paint)
I used acrylic on the front of the glass, instead of applying it on back side before Glass paint. This was because acrylic is easy to wash off so I can change the quote or image as often as I choose. Great for Christmas time or if I change my room decor.
BONUS: An Easy Window Idea
Old book pages behind glass then mount! Easier than talking smack about that girl you hated in high school!
This project cost a total of $0.00