how to hack a (mirrored!) gallery wall
Published Aug 12, 2016 6:00 AM
photography by MICHAEL WILTBANKS
produced & styled by ANNA KOCHARIAN
Symmetrical, minimal, textured, monochrome, 3D. When it comes togallery wall
, there are plenty of colorways, styles, and types to choose from. Here, we’re all for reinventing the classic concept with a little more functionality in mind. Enter a new take on the [%884%] featuring DIY mirrors. Short of having to source an eclectic assortment of mirrors, we happened upon an easier, more creative fix: looking glass paint. Small-space dwellers, take note.
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- Frames with glass inserts, assorted in size
- Painter’s Tape
- Krylon® Chalky Finish Paint
- Anvil Gray
- Misty GrayBonnet Pink
- Krylon® Looking Glass®
- Paint in Silver
- Use the cardboard backing of the frames to map out the general shape of the gallery wall in its reserved space. Tape them onto the wall using the painter’s tape and mark off the corners with a pencil.
- Wipe the frame’s glass inserts using a damp towel and dry with a paper towel to remove dust or any imperfections.
- Lay out the glass in a well-ventilated area on a protective sheet. Coat one side of each glass using the Looking Glass Paint. Set aside to dry and repeat at least twice more, or until the glass is thoroughly covered.
- Use the painter’s tape to create graphic designs on the frames, before spray painting them. Be sure to apply at least two coats of paint to the frames.
- While the frames are drying, hammer in the nails into the wall, based on the location of each frame.
- Once both the frames and the glass inserts have dried, assemble the pieces and hang!
Visit Krylon.com for more inspiration!