Elevate a plain $15 mirror to become a decorative, etched stunner with a craft knife and etching cream.
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn
Etched glass often commands a hefty price tag. But creating a custom engraved look yourself is easier and less expensive than you may think. With the help of a stencil and some etching cream, a simple beveled mirror can take on a more elegant look. A border design, like a Greek key, adds the illusion of a frame plus some architectural detail. The necessary supplies, including an inexpensive beveled mirror, can be found at your local home-improvement store.