I am so excited to be working on the girls' bedroom. We are adding different pieces to it each day. One of them is this old wood mirror which my son had gotten from a friend of his who was all set to throw it out. Lucky for me I've trained my kids well to look out for these hidden gems. And so he bought it home for me as a gift.
You can see below that the mirror was in pretty bad shape. It was all scratched up and needed to be revived, which I did with just a bit of paint.
Here is a close up of the mess it was in. I talked it over with the girls and they said they wanted it in their room. But first it would have to be painted black. Remember we had decided to go with a black and white theme for the bedroom.
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What I used:
The How To:
It is embarrassing for me to even write a how to. The first step was to go along the edges with the masking tape, it really does save time from having to scrape the paint off the mirror.
I sanded it a bit to smooth out the rough patches and the worn areas and then just painted it.
Two coats was all it took and it dried to a hard finish. I really love this paint and have used it before on my lamp project. Not only is it super easy to use but it also dries to a hard finish and you don't need a top coat which makes it a winner for me. I finished this project in a couple of hours including time between drying. I then let it cure for a week so I'd be sure it would be rock solid and that was it.
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I had originally photographed it in the foyer ...
...but I think it is only fitting to show it in the girls' bedroom.
Such an easy project, if not my easiest paint job yet!
I've placed this mirror in between the two Ikea Billy bookcases. It's actually pretty large, 12 by 30 inches so it really looks commanding in that space.
Below the mirror is a dresser which will also have it's day on the blog shortly. It needs a refresh since the room is all about bright and clean furniture. In fact I'm planning to use the same paint but in white this time!
I think the mirror was meant to be in this spot exactly!
I am so glad my son had the eye to see the potential in this old mirror and bring it home to me. I know that there are many times we have old things and think nothing of throwing them out. This was such an easy fix, it would have been a shame to just let it go. Reviving an old mirror like this with paint is such an easy project, especially when done with this paint that I used. Go and order some (affiliate link is above) and you'll thank me!
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I'm Mary and I recently moved to New York from beautiful Greece. I like to re-purpose and up-cycle anything that is old or looks like junk. Join me as we use our creativity to spark some life into old things. And do it frugally! You will also see lots of photography of my Greece and New York.
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