Beautiful friends, welcome back! Today, I’m sharing 15+ fabulous mirror makeovers from my archives! But first, I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful and safe holiday weekend if you’re here in the states!
This is Brennan’s birthday week and with Summer vacation from school fully underway, I’m taking a few days off to enjoy my boys! This week I’ll be sharing some old favorites, and then I’ll be back with something brand new to share with my Trash-to-Treasure girls next week!
I have made over so many mirrors over the years that when I thought about what I wanted to reshare today, I decided to pull all my favorite mirror redos into one fun post!
I’ve linked to each mirror post below the first after photos of each mirror if you’d like to see more of that makeover.
The first makeover in this collection is a super oldie, dating all the way back to 2016!
I picked up this oval wooden mirror for $4 at the thrift store:
It got a super sweet update with ivory paint and the addition of some DIY rosettes I made from drop cloth:
I shared a standing version that I made over in that post also!
The next mirror I’m resharing today is this one I found at the thrift store for only $6:
I see this style of mirror at thrift stores all the time!
White paint was all this mirror needed to update it:
But the addition of hooks added more function!
At number three is this mirror that Nancy challenged me to make over during one of our Thriftshop Shakedown videos!
I wasn’t sure there was much I could do with it, but luckily, I was wrong!
Whitewashing it gave it a soothing, driftwood look:
You can watch me and Nancy shopping for it here:
If you have trouble viewing, find it on YouTube HERE.
This next mirror started out as this framed picture I found at the thrift store that had been marked down twice to $4.98:
Seeing it beside this smaller gold mirror that was in our garage gave me the idea to attempt to marry the two!
And the union was a success!
I did have to add a third frame in between the two to make it work, but it worked out great!
This next mirror was also a thrift store find at $6:
It was missing some of the pretty details on the top, so I opted to whack those all the way off:
I really was intending to keep the larger medallion in the center to use later, but sadly, it broke apart as I was trying to remove it.
Up next is this mirror that was a vision in harvest gold:
I found this mirror at the same estate sale where I found the desk above, and everything was half off. This mirror ended up being only $5!
It was the perfect piece to try out this lovely Haint Blue:
So soft and coastal!
I found this mirror for a great deal at only $4.25! I just loved the shape of it:
This one got a simple coat of Driftwood…
And then I dry brushed it lightly with white paint and a very dry brush.
I really love this neutral color!
The next mirror in this round up is this charmer I found that had been marked down to $6.98:
It was perfect as a festive addition to our Christmas decor!
This fun Honky Tonk Red and faux etching really brought this mirror to life!
This set of mirrors had been hanging around our garage for forever:
I believe they started out as one of those weird situations from the 70’s where long dressers had two mirrors.
They were the perfect additions to either side of our bed:
This was before I painted our bedroom set, but these were the catalyst that got that big job underway!
In this post, I shared a tip for achieving the perfect distressed finish:
This next mirror is one I reference often. I used it to show how to cheat a distressed look.
It started as this not-so-pretty mirror that I picked up for just under $30 :
All those details painted up beautifully and faux distressing really enhanced them so nicely!
You have to see it a bit closer to see the faux distressing:
This is especially fantastic if you are painting over an already painted piece that you plan to distress and do not want the original color to show through.
At number 11 is this mirror that I almost threw in the trash, for real:
It came with this dresser but didn’t do it any favors, so I left it off.
I’m so glad I didn’t because it made a great companion to this queen Anne table I paired it with.
Hooks again add more function…
This next mirror is a favorite. I think mostly because a simple paint job and some dry brushing did wonders for this dated gold plastic:
Paint, a little dry brushing, and a light sanding shows off all those pretty details perfectly!
This mirror was a freebie, given to me by one of my dear readers:
I had a shabby vision for this one:
Because the original was such a light wood, this one got faux distressed also.
I seriously almost donated this one back to the thrift store:
It moved with us four years ago! It originally came with this dresser that Jack and I redid when he was still in middle school. (He’s going into his second year in college!) We ended up not using it with the dresser.
I am so thrilled that I didn’t donate it because it is one of my favorite pieces I’ve redone!
This is Oyster from the Silk line, and I just love it! The transfer was the perfect sweet addition!
This next one is pretty recent and was part of my last haul, along with the one above:
I paid $6 for it and just loved the shape of it!
It was a great guinea pig for DB’s new decoupage paper line:
$6 Thrift Store Mirror Makeover with Decoupage Paper
I know I promised 15 mirror makeovers, but I have two more!
This next one ended up prettier than I thought it could be! It started out pretty plain:
White wax helped to make all those pretty details that were previously hidden, stand out:
And finally, this most recent makeover was a $7 thrift store score:
This beautiful Antebellum Blue and the addition of a couple of decor moulds gave this mirror an elegant new look:
$7 Thrift Store Mirror Makeover
The hooks were the perfect addition and highlighting those and the moulds with a little Golden Gem mousse really made those details pop:
And that’s 15+ thrifty mirror makeovers!
Were any of them new to you? Do you have any favorites??
I always keep an eye out for mirrors when I’m thrifting because they are consistently good sellers for me!
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I’ll be back on Thursday with 15 thrifty lamp makeovers:
UPDATE: See them all HERE now!
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