Are you up for a thrifty makeover today? Well I hope so because that’s exactly what I’m sharing!
I found this very dated mirror for $8 at the thrift store a few weeks back:
Immediately when I saw it, I imagined fabric in the panel on top.
And that’s exactly what I added…
But first I removed the mirror and painted the frame in DIY chalk paint in Cottage White by Behr.
Bye bye ugly mirror! I gave it three coats, then sanded the edges a bit. Then I sealed it with Minwax paste wax. This was my first time using Minwax instead of Annie Sloan soft wax and I can’t yet tell how I like it. I’ll need to try it on a larger piece next time.
The panel up top popped out so I just traced the outline onto my fabric. I used Mod Podge in the matte finish to adhere the fabric to the panel.
I brushed it on the panel like glue, then laid the fabric over it and smoothed it out.
This is the same fabric from Hancock Fabrics that I use all the time. I have a pretty big stash of it, so I use it a lot. You might remember I used it on my entry table above a few weeks back. I hung the mirror above it to take pictures and ended up leaving it here for my Summer Home Tour, but I’m not sure if it’s too matchy matchy?
I had this mirror hanging to coordinate with my pedestal table I redid recently:
It lives on another wall though, I just borrowed it for the picture. And as much as I liked this pedestal table here, it stuck out just a bit more than I liked, so to the shop it went.
This is the mirror that usually lives here:
I think I like it better. What do you think? This one was a lucky $2 yard sale find. I couldn’t pay the lady fast enough!
I am really pleased with how my new mirror turned out though. It’s a long way from where it started!
The French fabric adds instant sophistication.
Here you can see my pretty lantern from Balsam Hill in the reflection…
You might also note that there is a lamp sitting totally out of place on my dining room table. Oops 🙂
Hope you liked this thrifty redo!
Have a great day, my Friends!
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