Hello amazing friends, and welcome back! Today, I’m sharing what I did with this thrift store mirror:
It was marked $15.25, but all yellow tags were 50% off that day, so I got it for half that. I love a sale at the thrift store!
Someone mentioned to me that the top of this mirror looks like it has a mustache, and sure enough, it does! Once I saw that, I knew I had to take care of that! I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
I started this mirror makeover with a good cleaning using White Lightning. It wasn’t very dirty at all.
Then I went searching through my supplies to see what I could find to enhance that top area and de-mustache it.
Then it was time for paint! I knew this would be perfectly shabby and wonderful in white, but I decided to go a different route and chose Antebellum Blue. I also pulled out some Gemstone Mousse in Golden Gem to use on those details:
I probably could have gotten away with one coat of the Antebellum, but I gave it two:
And you can see the moulds I chose for the bottom corners in that photo too! They just add that extra touch of pretty!
I also flipped it over and painted in the groove that holds the mirror so the blue would be seen in the reflection.
Then I used my finger to apply some Gemstone Mousse to the resin pieces I added…
It highlights those details beautifully! The mousse is used similarly to gilding wax, but the gilding wax is oil-based while the mouse is water-based and washes off easily. The gilding wax would be a better option for things like hardware where you need it to hold up to heavy use, but the mousse is perfect for this application.
I knew that I also wanted to add hooks to either side to add more function as I love to do with mirrors. However, I couldn’t find a decent pair in my stash that would work.
Then I remembered this piece I picked up for $2 at a yard sale a few weeks ago:
I knew those hooks would be just perfect! I touched them up with some of the mousse also:
Aren’t they so pretty??
The Big Reveal
This mirror, circa 1982 according to the stamp on the back, looks a whole lot different now!
Antebellum is a dark teal color and I just love the drama of it!
It looks a bit darker than it is in these photos since it was just about to pour outside as I was taking these photos, but you can see it better in the in-progress photos. Of course it was nice and sunny then!
Although this mirror isn’t what I would call full-length, I was able to see myself from head to toe in it. It would work wonderfully in or near the closet to add a bit of dressing area glamour!
The hooks are perfect for hanging necklaces, scarves, or even a few purses perhaps?
I love how the mousse brightened them right up!
I couldn’t have found hooks any more perfect for this piece if I tried, and definitely for not as cheap!
I love this photo of my boys. We were in TJ Maxx a few years ago, and they were keeping themselves occupied while I shopped. I found them laying on two dog beds taking selfies!
These resin pieces are great for embellishing just about anything you can think of..
Do you think I managed to banish the mustache??
I think so!
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That’s another one done!!
See any you might have missed at the links below:
If you enjoyed this mirror makeover, you might like this oldie too:
See what I did with it HERE!
I’ll see ya’ll back here on Tuesday sharing what I did with this basket:
UPDATE: I actually made three things out of this one basket! See the first thing I made HERE!
Have a lovely weekend!!
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