Imagine if you could turn plain glass into a shiny mirror finish?  Well you can, and it’s so easy.  In literally minutes I transformed an old glass bowl into a pretty mirror bowl.  Let me show you how.

Start with Plain Glass

I started with a plain glass bowl that somebody left at my house two years ago.  Sorry – if you haven’t asked for it back, it’s mine now.

DIY - Turn Glass into Mirror with Mirror finish spray paint. Full step by step tutorial

I washed and dried it, then I taped the outside of the bowl.  I ran out of masking tape so I used electrical tape.

DIY - Turn Glass into Mirror with Mirror finish spray paint. Full step by step tutorial

Spray the Glass with Mirror Spray

I bought Rust-oleum Mirror Effect spray from Bunnings (around $12.95).  I laid a drop cloth outside, made sure I gave the can a good shake and then sprayed the inside of the glass bowl.  Here’s a quick video

Video – How to Turn Glass into Mirror

This is what the glass bowl looked like after one coat of mirror effect spray.

Tips – I gave the bowl 3-4 coats of spray paint.  After the first coat I wore disposable gloves to stop the spray getting all over my hands.  You need to spray the reverse side of the glass – the inside of the bowl has a duller finish to the outside of the bowl.  I also gave the inside of the bowl a coat of clear spray just to protect the surface from scratches.

I removed the electrical tape and voila!

The Finished Mirror Bowl

And here’s what the finished bowl looks like.

DIY - Turn Glass into Mirror with Mirror finish spray paint. Full step by step tutorial

DIY - Turn Glass into Mirror with Mirror finish spray paint. Full step by step tutorial

DIY - Turn Glass into Mirror with Mirror finish spray paint. Full step by step tutorial

I filled the bowl with some conifer cuttings from the garden, and some left over silver baubles I had.

Overall, I’m really happy with how it turned out.  This is not a sponsored post.  I just saw the spray in Bunnings and thought I’d give it a try.  Now I’m wondering what else I can transform.  What glass item would you turn into mirror?

DIY - Turn Glass into Mirror with Mirror finish spray paint. Full step by step tutorial