Sweet friends, can you believe it’s December?? If you’re just tuning in this week, I’m sharing the Posts of Christmas Past all this week!
Today, I’m back with a more recent holiday makeover I did just last year by turning a $7 thrift store mirror into a fun Christmas mirror!
It was actually on clearance at the thrift store for $6.98. I rarely pass up a good deal on a mirror, especially one on clearance at the thrift store! When I found this one, I figured at the very least I could turn it into a chalkboard for my booth, but for this project, I decided to keep it as a mirror.
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I love pops of red for my own Christmas decor, so I started by painting the frame of this mirror in Honky Tonk red by Dixie Belle:
It is a true red. If you like a bit more black in your red, Barn Red is a great option.
As you can see, I removed the mirror first. That way I could paint the backside as well so the mirror would reflect the red instead of the original wood finish.
I applied it with a clean soft cloth to seal my paint finish.
How to Faux Etch a Mirror
I wanted to create a faux etched look with this mirror and to do that, I found this pretty Christmas design in the Silhouette Store HERE. If you own a Silhouette Machine, you can access their online store that has endless designs that you can purchase and download. This one cost me 50¢.
I used a 12″ X 24″ cutting mat and printed out the design in two pieces since it was so large. I used contact paper since I’m cheap. Transfer paper makes this an easier project as well, but I was out.
Once I had my design where I wanted it and made sure the rest of my mirror was covered, I sprayed over the design with Rustoleum Frosted Glass Spray:
I applied two light coats, allowing the first one to dry before applying the second. Then I removed the contact paper immediately.
(If you don’t own a silhouette, a stencil will work as well. Spray Loctite Spray Adhesive to the back of the stencil to hold it firmly in place.)
I added the mirror back to the frame and that was it!
From clearance thrift store mirror to brand new Christmas decor!
If you ever tire of the design, you can probably remove the faux etching with a razor blade.
I decided to keep this one for myself!
Are you decorated for the holidays yet??
I’m still decorating, but it has been nice taking my time, so I can enjoy the process!
I hope you continue to follow along all this coming week. Tomorrow, I’ll be back sharing what I did with these sweaters:
See ya then!
UPDATE: These sweaters are sweaters no more! See what they became HERE!
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