Antique Mirror Finish

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Does anyone know an easy way to make an antique mirror? Either by treating a regular mirror to make it look old or by starting with a plain piece of glass?


I bought a kit called 'Looking Glass', but it creates a 'new' looking mirror finish, and no instructions about making the finish look old.

Any ideas?

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July 25, 20050 found this helpful

I saw Martha Stewart make a faux-antique mirror on her show using silver leaf and a piece of glass. Instructions can be found at by searching under "silver leaf mirror." The whole process looked relatively simple, and the end result looked like a genuine antique mirror. Good luck!


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By Carol (Guest Post)
July 26, 20050 found this helpful

Look on's website - You can search for the topic in their search bar. I know for sure that one of their shows "Sensibly Sheick (sp) had this featured on one of thier shows. Good Luck!

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By Fred Rickard (Guest Post)
March 6, 20080 found this helpful

You can use a water based alkaline solution to create an antique affect. This is sold in kit form at

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