An (Almost) Antique Mirror Makeover

updated Apr 30, 2019
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(Image credit: Kim of Hunt & Host)

Project by: Kim
Location: Bryan, Texas

There is a built-in hutch in our dining room with a gorgeous soapstone surface…and then a painted wood backsplash. YUCK. I wanted to glam the space up a bit and chose to make a stunning damask antique mirror backsplash. I used a cut to fit mirror piece and Amy Howard at Home’s Antique Mirror Solutions and damask stencil to get the look.

(Image credit: Kim of Hunt & Host)

The project started out rough, because I didn’t test my mirror and bought a mirror that wasn’t real! Who knew there was such a thing!? Needless to say cutting a mirror, stripping it for it only to not work and countless frustrations later, I figured it out! I re-grouped and as you can see in the step by step instructions on my blog post was able to pull off a glamorous mirror that looks decades old!

(Image credit: Kim of Hunt & Host)

The backsplash would cost around $200-$250 for any DIYer to create! There are a few steps in the process, but the project can easily be done and finished in an afternoon. I share some tips I learned that will help make the process a success. Hopefully, others can learn from my mistakes and be inspired to re-create this easy and affordable look! . Thanks for checking out my DIY!

Thanks, Kim!

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