I have long been enchanted by foxed glass mirrors. Completely impractical, no longer serving their original function, I desire them for their beauty alone. Most of the ones I find are very large, very old, and very expensive. But I came across this small, vintage Eastlake mirror and it was within my price range. Still, I gave myself a cooling off period, and when it was there a couple of months later and still in my thoughts, I decided it was meant to be. (Perfect timing, too, since we're clearly having a little fun with it for Halloween.)
I've wanted to do a DIY version though, ever since I found the tutorial pictured here. I come across a lot of inexpensive mirrors in thrift stores, which means I can afford to take a few risks. But who knows when I'll actually get around to it, so I've posted the tutorial here for any intrepid crafters who want to get their hands dirty.
(Note: I found this tutorial paper clipped in a thrift store. It clearly comes from a book, but I'm not able to determine what book or the date it was published.)
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Finished DIY Version