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DIY: An Etched Mirror

I've been reflecting on this Budget Living Etched Mirror DIY project that I saw on A Room Somewhere, and I think you can really make a statement with it, or just something pretty to match your reflection. I like the silhouette idea, but the one shown is a little amateur. A bit more detail would up the intrigue. Personally, I'd like to do an ornate frame shape. What shape would you make?


To learn the steps,

Here's how:

  1. Cut the piece of Con-tact paper into your desired shape.
  2. Remove the paper's backing, and center on the mirror.
  3. Press the paper down firmly and smoothly, and make sure there are no air bubbles.
  4. Make sure the room is well-ventilated.
  5. Brush a thick layer of the etching cream onto the exposed areas, using broad, even strokes.
  6. Let it set for 5 minutes.
  7. Rinse off the cream with tap water.
  8. Remove the paper, and voilà!


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