Welcome lovely Friends to day #4 of my March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days series! I shared a peek of this antique mirror I found at the thrift store in yesterday’s post:
These old mirrors are SUPER heavy and the back was Falling out, but for $9.98 I snapped it up.
After I painted the frame I went to clean up the mirror to put it back in, and it was so scratched. I know it looks great in the photo above, but that was taken in November back before I turned the mirror loose in my garage! Poor thing never stood a chance.
I ended up replacing it with a chalkboard:
Looks great paired with my sofa table I shared yesterday!
To add a little more function, I added hooks at the top on either side:
I found these at Hobby Lobby, but they were originally black. A little spray paint fixed them right up. For the chalkboard I used hardboard. You can see more on how I make them in this post. Some people just paint right over the mirror, but because I sell these, I would hate for people to not know to be careful with it. Plus as I said up front, the original mirror was super heavy.
This whole set up would be perfect in an entry hall (if you have one as I sadly do not), with a little dish waiting to collect your keys…
I used pure white for this, but it did require a couple coats of shellac first. It seems the good ones are always bleeders! I sanded and sealed with Annie Sloan’s clear wax.
I just dropped this off at my booth yesterday. It’s hard to say good bye sometimes.
Hope you enjoyed today’s thrifty makeover. I’ll be back tomorrow sharing what I did with another thrift store mirror!
Is it still a mirror? You’ll have to come back tomorrow and see!
UPDATE: No you don’t! See it HERE now! 🙂
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