I’m about as bad about mirrors as I am about picnic baskets! I really have a hard time passing them up when I see a good deal since they can work in just about any space and are usually good sellers for me. I’ve shared a couple in the past few months and sweet friends, today I have another!
This beauty was only $6.25:
However, it wasn’t without its flaws. I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
You might be able to see in the photo above that some of the leaf detail was missing on the left side, as well as some parts on the right side as well:
So I did what any sane person would do and took a hammer and chisel to it:
I’ll admit it kinda broke my heart to get rid of that ornate detail in the center. I was hoping to be able to remove it and reuse it later on something else but unfortunately, it broke away in pieces so I wasn’t able to save it.
I created a mirror to match the desk I shared on Thursday, and now it’s a lovely dressing table!
Actually, according to a sweet reader, it was once a dressing table that had a three-part mirror attached. The reason it sat so low is because it had a small bench seat with it. I love it when you guys can fill in the gaps for me! (Thank you, Ivana!)
Isn’t this mirror a lovely addition?
I was actually hoping to get it completed before sharing the table on Thursday, but I didn’t quite get it finished in time.
I started by using the Dixie Belle Boss in white to block bleed-through since it worked so nicely on the desk, and I knew that cherry wood would bleed for sure:
I let it dry overnight, but unfortunately, I still had a couple minor of areas bleed. I decided to follow up with a quick spray of Rustoleum’s clear matte spray on those few areas and then waited about an hour and that did the trick. I used my go-to DIY chalk paint made with Bit of Sugar by Behr.
I flipped the frame over and primed with the Boss, then painted the groove where the mirror sits also so it would reflect white when I put the mirror back in.
I only used one and a half sheets of the transfer on the drawers, so I was able to use the third piece to complete the mirror.
Just like on the drawers, I sealed it with a coat of Dixie Belle’s Satin clear coat. I also sealed the rest of the mirror the same way.
This set just might be my favorite makeover!
It was a tough one to drop off at my booth! If you’re local, it’s for sale! 😀
I figured ya’ll wouldn’t mind seeing another project using these beautiful transfers! 🙂
That’s one more project down, just a few to go:
Here are all the makeovers in this haul so far if you’ve missed any:
I’ll be back on Thursday sharing what I did with this picture:
See ya then!
UPDATE: See how I reimagined this one HERE now!
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