I found this old mirror hiding out under stacks of junk at The Scrap Exchange here in Durham, NC. Basically if it’s found under stacks of junk I’m going to buy it. I can’t help it. Somethings are just out of my control.
And for just $8 it was perfect for my garden.
But it’s not meant to be outdoors, you know enduring our daily thunderstorms that we seem to have every afternoon here in NC. So I had to figure out a way to weatherproof my garden mirror.
I really wasn’t sure how to treat the mirror. Everything I found was for interior use only. Bummer.
But as I was about to leave Lowes I found something called Flexible Sealer (in the spray paint area). It’s meant to seal tiny outdoor leaks like on your downspout. It’s a liquid rubberized coating that fills any small cracks or holes. It dries clear and is paintable.
Sounded like what I was looking for.
It was worth a shot.
I sprayed it on and let it dry. I love anything you can just spray on.
It was perfect for getting in all those little nail holes, dents, and scratches that this old chippy mirror had.
Not really sure how the mirror will hold up through the rain. But we’ll find out. I’m totally cool with this mirror eventually falling apart (it’s mean for indoor use only so I know it won’t last forever). But I hope that the Flexible Sealer just gives the mirror a slightly longer life.
Since birds love checking themselves out I hung it above our bird bath. And within minutes of hanging it I caught a cardinal flirting with himself in the mirror.
Have you found a product to use on outdoor projects like this? I’d love to know. I had no clue with this one. I’m just hoping it works.