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Hello everyone!

So here are some pics of my latest project. I wish I could take credit for this one but I got this idea from another haunter. I am so glad I did this because it is so easy and looks awesome! The mirror was a flea market find that I got a few years back and repainted and antiqued. The ghost was a perfect addition. I love this project. It literally took less than 40 mins and that's only because it took time to take out and then put back all the screws! haha. I love my new haunted mirror!
 

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Love this. Great job. Where did you get that picture and please tell us how it's done.
This was so easy to make. I will include a copy of the pic in case anyone else wants to use it.

All I did was take off the back of the mirror and use a can of paint stripper that I got from Home Depot. The stripper worked almost immediately. You'll see the black coating begin to "bubble" and you can then use a scraper or whatever you have to remove it. I was expecting the gold coating under that to be difficult to remove but all I had to do was take a paper towel and rub it off where you wanted your pic to go. Just be careful not to rub TOO much off because then the mirror will be see through in that spot. After that, I just used packing tape to affix the ghost girl and closed the mirror back up! La voila! So simple! ghost girl.jpg
 

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Just want to add that you can also do this very easily with a cheap picture frame and Looking Glass spray paint. I actually did that last year with the same picture. This isn't the best pic of it, but you can kinda see it on the top right.

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I would think you would want it to be clear where the pic is to be?
are you saying to leave a little of the backing where the pic goes?


This was so easy to make. I will include a copy of the pic in case anyone else wants to use it.

All I did was take off the back of the mirror and use a can of paint stripper that I got from Home Depot. The stripper worked almost immediately. You'll see the black coating begin to "bubble" and you can then use a scraper or whatever you have to remove it. I was expecting the gold coating under that to be difficult to remove but all I had to do was take a paper towel and rub it off where you wanted your pic to go. Just be careful not to rub TOO much off because then the mirror will be see through in that spot. After that, I just used packing tape to affix the ghost girl and closed the mirror back up! La voila! So simple! View attachment 217944
 

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I would think you would want it to be clear where the pic is to be?
are you saying to leave a little of the backing where the pic goes?

Yes, you remove the black coating and then the gold. What's left is the clear glass and this is where you put your picture. Like I said, don't take off too much.

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instead of using paint stripper you can also use sand paper to scuff off the coating ... i prefer this method as you have more control in how much of the coating you remove ... paint stripper will generally remove clear down to the glass but sandpaper will leave some of the silvering making it look like the mirror is more "distressed" ... a steel wire brush also works

but if you want to remove all of the mirror silvering, then stripper is faster ... you can also apply the stripper so that not all of the area you want stripped isn't coated so that there is some mirror silvering left behind

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