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!

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  1. Tiffany/MyCrowdedKitchen says

    Brilliant! I just love your blog, you inspire me! Thanks so much for linking up this week on Fabulous Friday. I am honored that you were able to make it. xoxox

  2. says

    um hello!!! I love mirror and have always wanted a convex one! BRILLANT!!!! thanks for linking up to Make it Monday! I will be sharing on the Brassy Apple FB and twitter pages! :) and pinning too 😉

  3. Six Sisters says

    Turned out so cute! Thanks for coming to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We hope you’ll be back soon! -The Sisters

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