Friday, October 28, 2011

$10 Mirror Makeover

I got to meet some wonderful people the beginning of September.  My husband met them on his LDS mission.  They are the coolest and now my best friends!  While they were staying with us, we went to a thrift-like store.  It is a store full of new distressed furniture, estate sale furniture, and lots of other junk.  The prices are usually high, but every once in a while, you can find something for a good deal.  Well, I saw this mirror for $10, but walked right on by.  I didn't see the potential, but thank goodness, our friend did.


I decided to paint it white.  I first primed it with Krylon's primer and then painted it in white (Krylon Satin White).  I won't bore you with a step-by-step, since it's pretty obvious.  After lots of coats, I distressed it with an electric sander.  I sprayed a couple of clear protective coats to seal it.


Here she is in all her beauty:




I realize this isn't the best picture, but I was sewing and the living room was a mess!  Also, I was still in my pjs.  I will try to get a better picture today!  Here's some details.  I absolutely love the top design!

I might be found partying here and here.

20 comments:

Janel@hatingmartha said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by hatingmartha! This mirror looks nice and fresh! Love!!! And love the name of your blog by the way :)

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

found ya on a link party.. love the way the mirror turned out! very beautiful :) Im addicted to spray paint.. lol. great job!

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

This looks sooo great!

Jenny
http://simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Kelsey @ Tattered and Inked said...

This turned out gorgeous! It's amazing what a fresh coat of white can do :)

Milla said...

Very nice! And a great deal on this as well

Jen said...

Really like what you did with this mirror. You made me want to look around for one like it. :)

Jen said...

Really like what you did with this mirror. You made me want to look around for one like it. :)

Holly Lefevre said...

I love how paint can magically transform anything.

malia said...

Your mirror looks fabulous! Wonderful idea ( -:
Malia

Sally said...

That turned out beautiful...I love the white! I found your blog from the making the world cuter party. I'm your newest follower. I'd love you to stop by my blog & follow along too!
Thanks,
sally
loveofhomes.blogspot.com

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Great job refreshing the mirror! Can't be white! Love to use mirrors in all rooms!

Michele Alger said...

Love the transformation. Turned out beautiful!

Deborah March said...

It's just lovely! Isn't it wonderful how some white paint can make something drab look so fresh and chic!? LOVE it!

Deborah (visiting happily from http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com...hope you'll stop by and say hi too...) ♥ ♥

Janet said...

I love your 'new' mirror in white! What a great find. :)

Marie said...

It's beautiful!

Marie
mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

Leslie said...

This looks great - glad you didn't pass it up after all!

Just Jaime said...

Love it in white!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Lovely distressed look. Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday.

Melanie
bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

HI. I'm Julie. The Stalker. said...

wowza - this looks amazing. me likey.


http://www.etsystalkers.com

Jen said...

Love, love, love it! What a makeover! You took this mirror from a dated look to shabby chic, nice job! Come link this up to my verrrry first link party at:
http://icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com/2011/11/head-to-head-showdown-1.html

~Jen

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