Thursday, 26 April 2012
Thrift Store Clock to Convex Mirror
Good day everyone! I've been working on collecting some picture frames and such to do a frame wall in our home. I am still debating if I should put art in them, or let them 'be the art'. Regardless, there will be a few mirrors in the bunch.
I really wanted to find a convex mirror (on the cheap) to add into the mix. I didn't have much luck finding one locally, so I made one myself using an inexpensive clock from the thrift store.
This is the clock I chose. The glass is the convex shape. It's not severe, but it's enough to give the look that I wanted.
I dismantled the clock, cleaned and dried it. I also took the clock works off the back panel so it would sit flush with the wall once hung up.
Using some of Krylon's looking glass spray, I painted the underside of the glass. It's important to do light coats of the spray. It runs easy, so if you do a heavy coat of paint, it will pool in the middle. Patience is key. I did several very light coats until I got the coverage I wanted. It dries incredibly fast so it didn't take long at all.
I painted the frame and reassembled the clock without the clockworks. Ta da! Convex mirror!
I'm looking forward to making it a part of our frame wall!