Thursday, May 30, 2013

Refreshing a Thrift Store Mirror

In a recent Thrift Store Finds blog, I showed you this little sun mirror that I bought. It was only $2.99 and it had "refresh me!!" written all over it:

sun mirror

I knew just the place for it - we've had this glaring empty spot on one of our walls for about 5 months now. It needed something. Real bad. Get a look at this:

spot on wall needs to be filled
.  oy  .

But before my little sun mirror could be put up onto the wall, I wanted to give it some fresh paint to make it look a little more cohesive with the other things that were in that area of our wall. Also, I hate the color gold.

Here's a step-by-step of how I gave this mirror a face-lift:

clean sun mirror
.  start off with a clean mirror  .
taped off mirror, ready for painting
.  cover and tape off the glass  .
painting a mirror white
.  spray paint entire mirror with 3-4 coats of white paint.
.  let dry completely between coats!  .
painting a thrifted mirror
.  paint all the small rays blue  .
.  add some blue paint around the inner ring  .
painting a thrift store mirror
.  paint the inner edge of inner ring  .
repainted thrift store mirror
.  remove tape while paint is still a little wet  .
photos and pictures on the wall
.  fin  .
I hope you enjoyed this little project. I'm becoming pretty into the idea of painting things white to give them a super clean and crisp feel. Are you refreshing any old or thrifted finds with a coat of paint this spring?

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  1. So cute Bailey! That's the perfect spot for the mirror!

  2. Cute! I also love the sailboat painting above it!!


  3. Love it! Painting things gives them such fresh new life! I'm itching for some thrifting and crafting!

  4. Pretty! I love the blue that you added onto this. Such a fun way to make it your own!
    Isn’t That Charming.

  5. I love this mirror it is beautiful! Thank you so much for linking up at Start at Home's Paint Party! Following on Bloglovin!!!

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  6. Great thrift store find! It's perfect in that spot.


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