How to give an old mirror a face-lift with fire!

Who doesn’t like free stuff and DIY projects? It’s always tempting to pick up a piece of furniture with a “free” sign on it but most likely, the piece is old and pretty well used. Finding different ways to refinish wood and bring life back into it is something that never gets old for us. Aside from the very popular “distressed” look, one of our favorite ways to refinish wooden furniture and other decor items such as frames, is to give it a burnt wood finish. It’s an easy and unique way to add some character to a piece and it also always feels good to reuse something that will otherwise end up in the trash! Our neighbor was throwing away a large mirror that they no longer wanted and as soon as we saw it, we knew it still had a lot of life left in it! With a little work and a little love, the mirror will live in our home for years to come! This technique would work great for a nightstand or end table, or even a wooden chair. In this video, we will show you, step by step, how to achieve a patinated look with the use of a propane torch and a stain of your choice. Minimal tools, with a very rewarding outcome! Sound like fun?

We hope you find use out of this unique way to refinish and end up with a treasure that you can keep forever! Let us know what you decide to refinish and how it goes!