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Silver Antique Mirror

By: Mark Montano
Mark Montano
Mark Montano
After earning his MFA at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Mark Montano started his career in New York City as a fashion designer working for Oscar de la Renta and then opened his first boutique in the East Village of New York.  Soon after that he began showing his own collection at New York Fashion Week and was the youngest member to be inducted into the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) and winning the coveted Cotton Incorporated Award for design. 

Feeling fashion was not enough , he eventually moved to television to become part of the design team for TLC’s While You Were Out and the host of TLC’s 10 Years Younger, as well as co-host of the Style Network’s My Celebrity Home, We TV’s She’s Moving In, and FOX’s My Home 2.0. During this time he was a contributing editor to CosmoGIRL! magazine for ten years.  

He has also dished out décor advice as a contributing editor for The New York Post and Knight Ridder with a weekly Q&A artic
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Other Supplies
Cheap mirror with frame
Roll of aluminum tape
Can of Silver Metallic Spray paint
Rag or paper towels
Two 3” wide by 30” long strips of green organza OR 30” of wide matching ribbon
Hot glue gun and glue


  1. Take the mirror out of the frame.
  2. Cut your aluminum tape in small pieces and start taping them around your mirror frame. Don’t worry if you get creases, you want creases!
  3. When your entire frame is covered rub it with a rag to make sure the tape is sticking everywhere and shows the shape of the frame perfectly.
  4. Dab your paper towel or rag in some green paint and rub it along the frame so that it catches in the creases.
  5. Rub most of the paint off only leaving hints of it here and there.
  6. When dry, repeat the process with the gold metallic paint until you get the desired effect.
  7. While that is drying, lightly dust the edges of your actual mirror with the silver spray paint.
  8. Do this right on top of the mirror to give it an antique aged feel.
  9. When everything is dry, replace the mirror in the frame. I like to hot glue my mirrors in their frames (especially cheaper frames) so they are more sturdy.
  10. Tie a bow in your ribbon or organza and hot glue it to the back of your mirror to hang.
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