Our family room tables have glass inlay centers. Originally they had 2 pieces, a solid piece of glass and these beveled glass overlays.
I had removed these overlays years ago and they had just been sitting in a closet… till inspiration hit!
Here’s what I used to transform these glass tabletops into mirrors.
Glass pieces (I used the above tabletops)
Gorilla Super Glue (to fix a broken corner piece)
Krylon’s Looking Glass Mirror-Like Paint
DecoArt’s Dazzling Metallics in Shimmering Silver
DecoArt’s Americana in Black
The metal corner piece on one of the glass pieces had separated.
I used Gorilla Super Glue to connect the corner piece back together. I have been so impressed with Gorilla Super Glue. It has held up amazingly on everything I’ve used it on. Just a little dab and after holding the pieces together for 30 seconds it was all fixed!
Next was spray painting Krylon’s Looking Glass Mirror-Like Paint. The paint is sprayed on the reverse side of the glass to create the reflective surface. So, my pieces of glass are beveled on one side, so I spray painted the other side.
Following the directions on the can, I sprayed the glass in back and forth sweeping motions, starting at the top and working my way down. You need to do 5 light coats letting the paint dry for 1 minute in between coats. The photo above is after 2 coats.
Next was getting rid of the brassy gold trim. I used DecoArt’s Dazzling Metallics in Shimmering Silver and DecoArt’s Americana in Black. First was a layer of the Shimmering Silver. Then I put on streaks of Black and then wiped it off quickly (smearing it around a bit). Then back in with a third layer of some more Shimmering Silver to complete the layered look.
I love my recycled glass tabletops now!
It does not create a true mirror finish, more of an antique, aged mirror finish… but definitely reflective!
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